Credit By Exam

TCC 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. 

More Information On:

ACC Credit By Exam Equivalencies
TCC Credit by Exam
Accelerated Learning (Credit for Work/Life Experience)

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 TCC courses that apply to a degree or certificate at TCC.

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