KSU Transfer Services

Credit by Exam

Credit by Exam

Recognizing the wealth of knowledge students bring to their college experience, KSU affords students many opportunities to earn and apply credit toward a degree. This includes Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced Standing, also known as Departmental Credit by Exam, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Educational Pathways from High School experience.

Students may receive a combined total of 30 semester hours of credit by CLEP, AP, IB, and Advanced Standing Exam. A maximum of 24 semester hours may be awarded for International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

All examination credits count as credit earned (with a grade of "K") toward graduation in terms of hours earned and course credit earned. Credits earned by exam do not apply toward institutional graduation residency requirements and are not calculated in the adjusted grade point average (AGPA).

  • Advanced Placement

    KSU awards credit for the Advanced Placement Program (AP) tests administered by the College Entrance Examination Board.

  • Advanced Standing

    Students demonstrating satisfactory evidence of acquired knowledge from prior learning may receive course credit and hours by a departmental examination for advanced standing.

  • College Level Examination Program

    The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 33 examinations.