The AP, IB, CLEP and DANTES examination programs give traditional and non-traditional students the opportunity to earn transfer credit. The IUPUI policy has been approved by our academic departments and is limited to the examinations below. Departmental Challenge Exams are under development for Human Resource Management and Project Management (coming in Academic Year 2017-18). To view all available exams in the IUPUI Testing Center, visit https://tc.iupui.edu/take-test/index.html
Credit by Exam
Advanced Placement (AP)
The Advanced Placement (AP) program allows high school students to enroll in college level courses and test their proficiency by taking an exam. Students should request that their scores be sent to IUPUI. The Admissions Center will evaluate the results for transfer credit and mail the student a Credit Transfer Report. Interested students should contact their high school guidance counselor or the College Board (Links to an external site.) for more information. View Advanced Placement Credit (Links to an external site.)
IUPUI recognizes the rigor of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. We will grant eight semester hours of credit for higher level exams with scores of 4 or above. View International Baccalaureate Credit (Links to an external site.).
CLEP and DANTES
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support Program (DANTES) enable students to earn transfer credit for what they have learned on the job, through self-study or personal interest. If you have already completed college or university coursework in a particular academic discipline and now want to test in that area, you may not be eligible to receive credit by examination. The Admissions Center will pre-approve an exam for IUPUI degree students who submit a Credit Transfer Agreement form. View CLEP Credit (Links to an external site.)or DANTES Credit (Links to an external site.).
For more information about these examination programs, please contact:
|DANTES The College Board P.O. Box 6604 Princeton, NJ 08451-6600 317-771-7865||CLEP The College Board P.O. Box 6600 Princeton, NJ 08541-6600 800.257.9484|
Taking an Examination
IUPUI is authorized to administer the CLEP and DANTES examinations. Students who are interested in taking one of these exams should contact:
IUPUI Testing Center Education/Social Work Building 902 W. New York St. ES 2121 Indianapolis, IN 46202 Phone: 317.274.2620 Website: tc.iupui.edu (Links to an external site.)
Evaluation of Results
Upon receipt of the official score report the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will evaluate the results for transfer credit and mail the student a Credit Transfer Report. Credit will be awarded for the IUPUI equivalent course, if the material covered is comparable. If no exact equivalent exists, yet the credit is acceptable, then it will be designated as "undistributed" credit. Scores should be sent to:
Special Departmental Credit
Admitted students who have acquired knowledge through advanced high school courses, personal interest, employment or life experience may apply for special departmental credit. Policies and procedures vary by individual departments and schools. This credit can be established by taking an examination, submitting a portfolio or through validation. In some cases, students will be assessed a fee for this credit.
Unlike transfer credit, each IUPUI academic department awards the special credit and establishes the policies and procedures for its evaluation. Students are advised to contact the appropriate academic department for more information.
For up-to-date information on credit-by-exam options, click here (Admissions site) (Links to an external site.) or visit the IUPUI Testing Center (Links to an external site.)website.