Credit By Exam

Credit by examination is awarded based upon standardized examination and upon examinations administered by departments of the University for specific courses and for placement.Students may not take an examination for credit in a course previously taken for credit, with the exception of lower division transfer courses that the student wishes to validate upper division credit. Students, may however, take an examination for credit in a course that was audited or in courses as a lower level that a course taken for credit. 

The University of Memphis offers the following types of Credit by Examinations. 

CLEP - The University of Memphis awards credit for standardized examinations of the College-Level Examination Program of the College Board. Credit awarded is based upon credit recommendations and minimum scores recommended by the American Council on Education. For fees, testing dates and more information contact the Testing Center.

DSST -The University of Memphis awards credit for standardized examinations of the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support. Credit awarded is based upon credit recommendations and minimum scores recommended by the American Council on Education. For fees, testing dates and more information contact the Testing Center.

Departmental Examinations - Almost all courses in the Undergraduate curriculum with the exception of those with laboratory, research, or performance requirements, are available for credit by examination. For more information contact the appropriate college/department.

Advanced Placement - The University of Memphis participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Credit is Awarded for 3, 4, or 5. Advanced Placement credit may also apply to certain university requirements and to major requirements. Information about credit awarded may be obtained from the Admissions office or by clicking here.   

International Baccalaureate - The University of Memphis recognizes students' participation in the International Baccalaureate Program and awards college credit for completion of selected courses. To be eligible for credit, students must earn a score of 4 or higher.  Information on credit awarded is available in the Admissions Office or by clicking here.