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Credit by Exam

 Credit By Exam Without Prior Instruction Board Policy EHDC (Legal)

CREDIT BY EXAM – If a Student Has Not Taken the Course

A student in any grade (K-12) may use examinations in lieu of course work for acceleration to advance one grade level (K-5), or to earn credit in an academic subject (grades 6-12). Questions regarding these examinations and procedures for kindergarten acceleration may be discussed with the campus principal. The parent must complete a Credit By Exam request with the campus principal for a student to accelerate a grade or course, and the parent request must include a rationale for the acceleration and testing. A student will earn credit with a passing score of at least 80% on the exam/s.

The 2022-2023 Credit By Exam Dates

Registration Deadline

Corresponding Test Dates

September 2, 2022 October 3, 2022-November 18, 2022
January 20, 2023 February 13, 2023-April 6, 2023
May 5, 2023 June 19, 2023-June 23, 2023


If a student plans to take an exam, the student (or parent) must register with the principal by the scheduled registration deadline. The District will not honor a request by a parent to administer a test on a date other than the published dates. If the District agrees to administer a test other than the one chosen by the District, the parent must purchase a test from a university approved by the State Board of Education. 

More information and forms are available below and at each campus.

For questions, please contact Keri Bell at (817) 598-2804.