The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Credit by Examination

UTRGV offers college credit by examination to qualified students through a variety of approved examinations. A student may receive up to 30 hours of undergraduate credit by examination through the following programs or methods:

  • UTRGV Departmental Credit by Examination
  • Achievement Tests
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Tests
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) exams
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency; student or hand-carried copies are not accepted.

Credit is posted on the student’s permanent record (transcript) when the student officially enrolls at UTRGV. Credit by exam is accepted as credit only (a grade of CR) and does not affect the student’s total GPA. Unsuccessful attempts to earn credit by examination are not recorded on the student’s official transcript. Policies on credit earned by examination are reviewed every two years in conjunction with the publication of a new catalog.

For further information regarding credit by examination policies at UTRGV, visit the:

Office of the University  Registrar
One West University Blvd.
The Tower, Main, Rm. 1.101
Brownsville, TX 78520
1201 West University Dr.
Student Services Bldg., 1st Floor
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 956-665-2201

For additional information regarding testing, contact:

Testing Center
1601 Price Rd., Suite E
Resaca Village Rm. 115 Brownsville, TX 78520 Phone: 956-882-8875
1407 East Freddy Gonzalez
Building Edinburg, TX 78539 Phone: 956-665-7570

Credit by examination at UTRGV is available as follows: