Credit by Examination
Credit for selected courses may be secured by students who demonstrate competency by means of scores on standardized examinations such as Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST, and International Baccalaureate (IB), or, in the case of BIB1002 New Testament History and Literature, BIB1006 Old Testament History and Literature: Law and History, BIB1007 Old Testament History and Literature: Poetry and Prophecy, and MTC1000 Music Theory Fundamentals, by locally-prepared examinations.
Contact the Registrar's Office or College of Adult & Graduate Studies to learn the maximum number of credits allowed for standardized examinations. Students may not take a lower-level CLEP or DSST examination in an area in which they have completed a higher-level course. Credits may not be earned through CLEP or DSST examinations whose content duplicates credit previously earned.
DSST exams are offered in an on-line format by appointment on campus—learn more.
The following links are .pdf files that will provide you with scoring information for each of the tests mentioned above:
University of Northwestern reserves the right to change, without notice, any credit by examination information to include, but not limited to, minimum test scores, credits awarded and courses satisfied.
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