Credit by Exam

  • Credit by Exam


    For current SCUC ISD students, Credit by Exam is offered four times per school year. The dates for testing at SCHS for the 2023-2024 school year are:
    REGISTRATION WINDOW                             CBE TEST DATES
     JULY 24-JULY 28TH                                      AUGUST 14TH-18TH
    SEPTEMBER 25TH -29TH                               OCTOBER 23TH-27TH
     JANUARY 15TH-19TH                                   FEBRUARY 12TH-16TH
     APRIL 8TH-12TH                                         MAY 13TH-17TH
    Students may take up to two (2) exams at each test session. Qualifications for taking one of the two types of exams are explained below.
    Credit by Exam for Acceleration
    • Clemens works with The University of Texas at Austin K – 16 Curriculum for all Credit by Exam for Acceleration
    • Students may take an exam to earn credit for any course offered, as long as they have not received instruction in that course. (It cannot be a course for which they are currently enrolled.) List of courses available are on the UT High School website  
    • A score of 80 or better is required to receive credit 
    • The same Credit for Acceleration may be attempted only two times
    • There is no cost to the student/parent for this type of exam for the first CBE

    Credit by Exam with Prior Instruction

    • Students may be eligible for credit by examination if they have failed a one semester course OR both semesters for a full year course
    • To receive credit for the course, students must score an exam grade of 70 or higher
    • Students must visit with their counselor for specifics & details
    A complete list of exams available for high school courses can be found at the links below.
    Note: The letters A & B represent Fall Semester "A" and Spring Semester "B" when requesting semester exams for courses.
    Study guides are available in the links below.
    Please keep in mind...
    • Grades received through credit by examination/exam for acceleration will not be used in calculating grade point average and class rank
    • Transportation is the responsibility of the student
    • Testing will be done outside of the student's regular school day and transportation to & from testing is the responsibility of the student and/or parent or guardian
    • No study guides or materials will be provided for students attempting a credit by exam. It is the student's responsibility to fully prepare for the exam (s) by accessing the study guide(s) provided by The University of Texas K-16 Education center at
    • Some CBE's require the completion of additional work to be submitted along with the CBE to receive credit. The student is responsible for reviewing the specific CBE study guide (s)  for additional requirements and completing these requirements prior to testing date(s). 
    • Modifications that would make the test invalid are prohibited.
    • Students will be notified of the location, time, and date of their exams the week of. 
    • Student must notify their counselor if they are unable to attend.
    • Tests given will be assigned a test date.
    • It is understood that the passing rate for credit by exam in the past couple of years has been low; therefore, it is very important that students prepare for the exam with the study guides.