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Credit by Exam

The credit by examination program provides an opportunity for Brazosport College students to complete special examinations in order to establish credit for specified courses.

Two types of examinations are used – locally prepared Departmental Credit by Exams and Nationally Standardized Exams such as those published by the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

To request College Credit based on AP exams, students' need to submit an official AP Score Report.

AP Score Reports can be requested by going to the following website:



4, 5

BIOL 1306 & 1106​;

BIOL 1306 & 1106, 1307 & 1107

​Calculus AB ​​3, 4, 5 ​MATH 2413
​Calculus BC


4, 5

​MATH 2413

MATH 2413, 2414



4, 5

​CHEM 1311, 1111

CHEM 1311, 1111, 1312, 1112

​English (Literature & Composition)
​4, 5
​ENGL 1301
ENGL 1301, 1302
​History ​3,4, 5 *SELECT ONE:
HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, 2327, OR 2328
​Physics C- Mechanics ​​3, 4, 5 ​PHYS 2325, 2125
​Physics C- Electricity & Magnetism ​​3, 4, 5 ​PHYS 2326, 2126
​Spanish ​3
4, 5
​SPAN 1411
SPAN 1411, 1412

*If you need assistance with selecting one of the History courses, please see a Counselor/Advisor before registering.


Application Information Process

To apply for a Credit by Exam, a student MUST complete a Brazosport College Credit by Examination Petition in the Assessment Center office E129e or with any Counselor in the Counseling and Testing department and will be sent with a payment slip provided by Assessment Center Admin. 

The student will pay for either exam requested (NOTE: Be sure to come to Assessment Center before going to the Business office to make payment-payment slip required.):

Credit by Exam fee of $20 per credit hour


CLEP administration fee of $15 to Brazosport College and an additional fee of $80 to CLEP (see steps to make payments for CLEP):

First step:

  • Payment of $80 will be paid (Credit Card only) to CLEP PRIOR to scheduling for test by going to the following website to create an account.
  • A voucher can be printed once payment is made; you MUST bring the voucher for check-in process the day of the test.

Second step:

  • There is a Admin Fee $15 that will need to be paid during the process of filling out the Petition form in order to schedule the CLEP exam in the Counseling and Testing (Assessment Center-E129e) office.



Credit by examination may be awarded to students who earn satisfactory scores on specific tests and upon successful completion of a minimum 6 semester credit hours earned at Brazosport College before credit will be posted to the student's transcript.

Credits may be earned for not more than two courses by examination in one discipline. The Division Chairman shall recommend to the Curriculum and Instruction Committee those courses considered to be from the same discipline within a division.

A maximum of 24 hours may be earned through any combination of CLEP, Credit by Exam or Advanced Placements tests. Deviations in exceptional cases may be granted upon recommendation of the appropriate Division Chair and/or Dean, Vice President, and approval of the President.

A student who wishes to satisfy course prerequisites by examination must complete the examination satisfactorily before registering for advanced courses except with special permission of the appropriate Dean.

Examination for credit for any approved single course may be retaken only once. Any retake cannot be scheduled sooner than 30 days following the date of the initial attempt.



Arnold Ramirez
Director of Counseling and Testing
Veva Zamora
Administrative Office Specialist
Patricia Solis
Senior Administrative Office Assistant
Assessment Center
Corrina Bickham
Senior Administrative Office Assistant
Assessment Center Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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