Credit By Exam

TSC awards college credit through accelerated programs such as College Board Advanced Placement (AP) classes, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework, and dual-enrollment coursework.

Learn more about college accreditation at TSC: 

  • TSC will accept up to 45 AP credits
  • Earn your degree in one year or less
  • Save Money – Save Time

An average of fifty students each semester arrive at TSC with as many as 45 credits earned as a result of these accelerated mechanisms AND complete their AA degree at TSC in one year or less.  

Acceleration By the Numbers

Your Bright Futures & Prepaid dollars go further at TSC! 

TSC may award credit through the following accelerated mechanisms:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Cambridge AICE Exams (AICE)
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
  • Excelsior College Examinations
  • UExcel Excelsior College Examination Program

Note, minimum scores, maximum credit, and course or courses for which credit is to be awarded are subject to change every year. 

Important Things to Remember

  • No more than 45 alternative study credits may be earned toward graduation in an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree.
  • No more than 75% of the credits in a certificate program may be earned through these accelerated mechanisms.
  • No grades are assigned to credit earned through these options and hours are not included in computing a student's GPA.
  • Credit earned by examination is posted to a student's academic record only after they have successfully completed TSC courses that apply to a degree or certificate at TSC.

Learn More About:

ACC Credit By Exam Equivalencies
TSC Credit By Exam

For More Information

Contact (850) 201-8555 or or stop by the Admissions & Records Office in the Student Union, second floor.