Credit by exam

The University offers options for students to earn course credits via exam.

The primary option is the national College Level Exam Program (CLEP), which WSU Testing administers throughout the year.

In addition to CLEP, some departments offer Credit by Special Examination, a program that allows a department to administer a test to a student, and based on that test, award a student credit for a test.

Credit by Special Examination directions

Complete this Credit by exam form and consult with:

  1. Your advisor to make sure that you need the test this semester. Ask them to email your departmental contact to indicate that you need this test this semester for graduation or placement. 

  2. The departmental contact below with a request for Credit by Exam for your desired course.(Approval from the student advisor is required before contacting the department offering the course.) 

  3. The Cashier's Office located on the 2nd floor of the Welcome Center. You will receive a receipt from the cashier's office which you can forward to your departmental contact. (Approval to test by the department is required before contacting the Cashier) 

  4. After your test, ask the department to approve the Credit by exam form and indicate the credit you should receive via email to