Advanced Credit

Test Fee

Effective Fall 2017, Purdue now requires an administrative fee of $35 for credit by exam courses. 

Test Requirements

  1. Only one attempt is allowed for each advanced credit exam.
  2. To be eligible for advanced credit, you must have no established grade for the course. (A W for withdrawal is acceptable, but not a W with a grade attached such as a WF or WN.)
  3. Chemistry exams: To be eligible to take CHM 112 you must have credit for CHM 111. To be eligible to take CHM 116 you must have credit for CHM 115. If you take an exam for which you are ineligible, it will not be scored for credit. You will not be allowed another attempt and will forfeit your credit by exam fee.
  4. CS 159: You must have satisfied all course prerequisites in order to be eligible to attempt the exam. If you take an exam for which you are ineligible, it will not be scored for credit. You will not be allowed another attempt and will forfeit your credit by exam fee.
  5. For each advanced credit exam, you must meet with an academic advisor, have a Form 231 completed, and bring the completed form with you to the exam. The form you bring for your test must have been filled out and signed by your academic advisor within the current academic year. No outdated forms will be accepted.
  6. Use the Advanced Credit Checklist attached to the Form 231 to ensure you complete all registration steps.
  7. If you are registered in a course for which you plan to take an advanced credit exam, you are responsible for attending and completing all work in that class until you confirm that you have passed the exam. If you do pass, you should then drop the course.
  8. Testing Center rules apply.
  9. Outerwear is not allowed in the testing room. This includes coats, jackets, vests, scarves, hoodies, and other sweatshirts/sweaters with hoods, pockets, and/or pouches.
  10. Electronic devices are not allowed in the testing room. This includes cell phones, laptops, tablets, music players, headphones, recording devices, electronic storage devices, translators, watches, fitness trackers, etc. Please do not bring these items, as it could jeopardize your test being scored for credit. Calculators are allowed but limited to approved models. Please review the requirements and restrictions for your particular exam.

Chemistry

Chemistry advanced credit testing is offered at four times during the academic year – at the beginning and in the middle of the fall and spring semester.

Online registration is required. Use the Advanced Credit Checklist attached to the Form 231 to ensure you complete all registration steps. Registration will open approximately one month prior to the first test date. Registration for each session will close at midnight the day before.

No walk-ins! Walk-ins are not allowed. In order to test, you must have registered by following the directions above.

Approved calculators for chemistry advanced credit testing are limited to one or two line TI-30X and TI-36X models. No other model or type of calculator will be allowed.

Chemistry exams are two hours long. Your appointment time will be longer than two hours to allow for check-in and administrative time.

Chemistry exams are graded by the Chemistry Department, and results are sent by email in approximately 3-5 business days.

More information and study guides are available on the Chemistry Department website.

Upcoming Test Dates

DateLocationTime
1/9/18SCHL B429:30 am
1/10/18SCHL B421:00 pm
1/10/18PHYS 1146:00 pm
1/11/18SCHL B421:00 pm
1/12/18SCHL B429:30 am

CS 159

CS 159 is offered at the beginning of the fall and spring semester

Online registration is required. Use the Advanced Credit Checklist attached to the Form 231 to ensure you complete all registration steps. Registration will open approximately one month prior to the first test date. Registration for each session will close at midnight the day before.

No walk-ins! Walk-ins are not allowed. In order to test, you must have registered by following the directions above.

The exam is two hours long. Your appointment time will be longer than two hours to allow for check-in and administrative time.

This exam is delivered through Blackboard. You will receive your results immediately after you finish.

Note: Students who successfully complete this exam typically have at least three months of experience, especially in the C programming language (experience in related programming languages is not sufficient).

DateLocationTime
1/9/18SCHL B421:00 pm
1/10/18SCHL B426:00 pm

BIO 121

BIO 121 is offered during the first two weeks of the fall and spring semester.

Online registration is required. Use the Advanced Credit Checklist attached to the Form 231 to ensure you complete all registration steps.

After completing the online registration and paying the credit by exam fee, schedule an appointment for your exam by visiting the Testing Center or calling (765) 494-7690.

Please be sure you are ready and able to attend at the time you select for your appointment. The credit by exam fee is non-refundable, and your invoice number will be associated with your appointment. If you no-show, cancel, or reschedule your appointment, you will forfeit the fee.

The exam/appointment time is three hours.

A one or two line calculator is permitted for this exam.

Other Advanced Credit Exams

All other advanced credit exams are administered by their respective departments and do not require registration through the Purdue Testing Center. They may, however, be given only on specific dates or require an appointment with the administering department. Please contact the appropriate department department directly for this information.

Math Exams – Department of Mathematics
Math Building, Room 242
Math advanced credit site

COM 114 – Communication Department
Beering Hall, Room 2114
(765) 494-3429

Foreign Language Exams – Department of Languages and Cultures
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 128
(765) 494-3828

Other Test-Out Options

For other test-out options, see CLEP.

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