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Credit By Exams

TTU K-12 offers over 150 Credit by Exams to evaluate a student's mastery of a given subject or discipline relative to Texas standards.

These exams align with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and can be used to make up a failed credit or test out of a subject they have already mastered.

According to Texas state law, students are only allowed two attempts per CBE for the same subject. After two attempts, the student must take the full course. To accommodate this requirement TTU K-12 provides two separate versions of each Credit by Exam.

Please enroll in the Set A version for the first attempt. If the student passes Set A, no Set B is needed. However, in the event the student fails or does not make the required grade on the Set A exam, they may enroll in the Set B version for the second attempt. Do not enroll in the same version of a CBE twice.

Credit by Exams are non-refundable. CBE's cannot be extended. If not taken prior to the expiration date, students must purchase another CBE or enroll in the course. Please refer to our policies and student handbook for more information.

How to Enroll
In a Credit By Exam

  1. Talk with your Advisor

    The first step is to speak with your advisor. If you are a full-time TTU K-12 student, your academic advisor will discuss with you and approve what CBEs you can take. Students who are not enrolled full-time must speak with your school counselor for approval*.

    *If a student fails to obtain approval, the school may not award credit for the exam.
  2. Prepare for the Exam

    Students can download the CBE review sheet for the exam they plan to take. The review sheet will explain how to study for the exam and what assignments or additional materials are due at the time of the exam.

    CBE Review Sheets
  3. Enroll in the Exam

    Once a student has obtained approval they may enroll in the exam online, via their advisor or by mail/fax.

    Enroll Online
  4. Take the Exam

    Students have six months from the day of enrollment to take their CBE. No extensions, refunds or transfers will be granted. Once a CBE expires, it cannot be taken again without re-enrollment.

  5. Receive Credit

    If a student has received no prior instruction in a subject, they must score 80% or above on the CBE to be awarded credit. If a student has received prior instruction in a subject, they must score 70% or above to be awarded credit.

Preparing for Online Proctoring

All credit by exams at TTU K-12 include remote proctoring through Proctorio that alleviates the need for an on-site proctor, allowing students to take a CBE anytime they are ready. Visit our proctor page for more information on how to prepare for your credit by exam.

Online Proctoring

Contact us and we will help to answer any questions you may have.

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CBE Cost $65
Online Proctoring Fee $15
Total: $80
All CBE fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Exam Policies and Development

Instruction and feedback will not be provided for any CBE.

All TTU K-12 CBEs are approved for both remediation and acceleration purposes. On September 14, 2018, The State Board of Education approved Texas Tech University K-12's proposal and timeline for meeting the revised TAC §74.24 rule. As a result, TTU K-12 is SBOE-approved to offer all CBEs to any interested student. This includes those students who wish to take a CBE for End-of-Course subjects for acceleration.

According to TEA policy §74.24, Credit by Exams (c)(9), a student may not attempt to earn credit by examination for a specific high school course more than two times.

Texas' credit by exams policy 19 TAC §74.24 requires providers of CBEs to Texas school districts to certify that their examinations meet specific rule criteria and to report student scores annually. Please see the following TTU CBE Certification Reports for details, including clarification of TTU CBEs alignment with the new CBE rules effective August 2018.

TTU CBE EOC Courses Certification Report
TTU CBE Non-EOC Courses Certification Report

TTU K-12 CBE Certification
TTU K-12 CBE Audit Report
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