Departmental Credit by Exam

Who should take this test?

The tests are for students who want to earn credit by examination in the specific area.  They are generally comprehensive tests of the content of a semester long course.  They are only acceptable for Texas A&M and do not transfer to other institutions.

How much does it cost?

There is a $50.00 fee that is due at the time of registration

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How long is the test?

These are 2 hours exams

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CHEMISTRY 101/111
The test for Chemistry 101/111 is a 2 hour, multiple choice examination that covers substances, compounds, elements, and mixtures; stoichiometry, chemical formulas, and equations; atomic structure; chemical periodicity and ionic bonding; covalent bonding and inorganic nomenclature; chemical reactions; gases, liquids, and solids, solutions; acids, bases, and salts. Non-programmable calculators are required. A score of 52% is required for credit in Chemistry 101/111

CHEMISTRY 102/112
A score of 70% on the Chemistry 101/111 examination or classroom credit for CHEM 101 qualifies you to take the test for Chemistry 102/112. The test for Chemistry 102/112 is a 2 hour, multiple-choice examination. This course is a continuation of the Fundamentals of Chemistry. Non-programmable calculators are required. A score of 60% is required for credit in Chemistry 102/112.

ISYS 209
This exam has two parts: a multiple-choice exam and an application exam. The multiple-choice exam has 100 questions and the passing score is 75%. Students must pass the multiple-choice exam to become eligible for the application exam. Students must take the application exam within 30 days of passing the multiple-choice exam. The passing score on the application exam is 70% (Note: A student must earn at least 70% on the Excel problems AND at least 70% on the Access problems to earn an overall passing score for the application exam). 
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PHYSICS 201
The test for Physics 201 is a 2 hour, multiple-choice examination that covers fundamentals of classical mechanics, heat, and sound. A thorough review of a basic text in college physics is recommended before attempting this examination. Non-programmable calculators are required. A score of 75% is required for credit in Physics 201.

PHYSICS 202
A score of 75% or more on the Physics 201 examination, or classroom credit for PHYS 201, qualifies you to take the test for Physics 202. The test for Physics 202 is a 2 hour, multiple-choice examination. Topics covered on this test are fundamentals of classical electricity and light; introduction to contemporary physics. Non-programmable calculators are required. A score of 75% is required for credit in Physics 202.

PHYSICS 208
Prior credit for PHYS 218, qualifies you to take the test for Physics 208. The test for Physics 208 is a 2 hour, multiple-choice examination that covers electricity, magnetism, and optics. Non-programmable calculators are required. A score of 75% is required for credit in Physics 208.

PHYSICS 218
The test for Physics 218 is a 2 hour, free response examination. The test covers mechanics for students in science and engineering. Physics 218 is a calculus-based physics course. If you have not had a calculus-based physics course, it is unlikely that you would do well on this examination. Non-programmable calculators are required. A score of 75% is required for credit in Physics 218.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 206
The test for Political Science 206 is a 90 minute, multiple choice examination that covers American National Government and politics in general, including matters relating to the national Constitution. A score of 60% is required for credit in Political Science 206.
It is recommended that you prepare for this examination. You should begin with any comprehensive American National Government text currently being used at TAMU and available in the local book stores.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 206
The test for Political Science 206 is a 90 minute, multiple choice examination that covers American National Government and politics in general, including matters relating to the national Constitution. A score of 60% is required for credit in Political Science 206.
It is recommended that you prepare for this examination. You should begin with any comprehensive American National Government text currently being used at TAMU and available in the local book stores.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 207
The test for Political Science 207 is a 90 minute, multiple choice examination that covers American State and Local Government and politics in general, including a number of questions on Texas and the Texas Constitution. A score of 60% is required to receive credit in Political Science 207.
It is recommended that you prepare for this examination. You should begin with a comprehensive review of any of the general state and local government books and a Texas government book currently being used at TAMU and available in the local book stores

Note: The Political Science exams may be taken twice.

Report of Departmental Credit Earned

Click here for a copy of the report of Departmental Credit Examination Earned at Texas A&M University. Please complete all spaces to assure prompt and accurate processing. Credit reported on this form will be posted to transcripts within five working days of the receipt of this form at Data and Research Services.