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Credit by Examination

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 36 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) offers credit-by-exam programs for members of the U.S. military. A list of tests and their transcript designations for OWLS majors is here.

College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers college credit for high performance on the AP exams, much in the same manner as the CLEP.

You can receive an unlimited number of semester hours toward your bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree from CLEP, DANTES, or AP.

Contact our advisors to see how these credit-by-examination programs can help you earn your degree. Call 512.245.2115 (San Marcos), 512.716.4541 (Round Rock), 210.659.0954 (San Antonio) 
or e-mail owls@txstate.edu.