Credit by Examination
UHCL may award college credit for Advanced Placement Examination (AP credit), the
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit, and International Baccalaureate (IB)
Examinations and/or Diploma.
Ways to earn credit
To receive AP or CLEP credit, we must receive an official score report prior to enrollment
in the corresponding college course. Contact the College Board at www.collegeboard.com to request your score report be sent to us at school code 6916. In order to receive
credit, your scores must meet the minimum acceptable AP scores or CLEP scores at UHCL. We will accept up to a maximum of 30 hours of credit towards a bachelor's
We also awarded credit in transfer as long as the credit has been posted on your transcript
at another regionally accredited community college or university.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an international program of courses and examinations
offered at the high school level. In accordance with Section 51.968 of the Texas Education
Code, UHCL will grant at least 24 credit hours in appropriate subject areas to an
entering freshman student for successful completion of the IB Diploma Program. The
institution may grant fewer than 24 credit hours if the student received a score of
less than four on an examination administered as part of the Diploma Program.
We will accept AP or CLEP credit courses for the following purposes:
- To establish your eligibility for undergraduate admissions.
- To fulfill statutory and core (lower-level) academic requirements for your bachelor's
UHCL will accept credit earned through CLEP for upper-level work, but each academic
school or department at UHCL will determine whether CLEP credit can be accepted and
applied toward specific degree requirements.