Credit by Exam

Texas Southmost College recognizes the credit-granting scores recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Students can be granted a maximum of 32 hours of non-course based credit. No credit will be awarded until the student has successfully completed as least six (6) hours of course credit from Texas Southmost College.

CLEP/ AP students will earn equivalent college credit from TSC when attaining the scores indicated and the credit is treated as equal to a grade of C in the corresponding course (but is not included in GPA calculations).

Request for AP/ CLEP Score Entry

  • Students must submit a request form (AP/CLEP score entry form) and official AP/CLEP scores to the Testing Office.
  • If a student misplaces their official scores they must request an additional official score report from the College Board website.
  • Student must then submit the scores to the Testing Office at Texas Southmost College.
  • Testing Specialist verifies if the official scores are met. If scores are met, there is a 24 hour waiting period for them to appear in the system.
  • An Admissions Specialist will receive a list from the Testing Office of students who met the requirements for AP/CLEP credit and will award a grade of "CR" for these students.
  • The student will be responsible for following up with an Admissions Specialist, to verify if the credit(s) is/are awarded.
  • Student meets with an Academic Advisor to discuss how these courses have been applied to their degree plan.

pdfTSC Approved Credit by Exam Courses

CLEP Testing Overview
Register in Person with VALID Government Issued Picture ID
Test Dates: March—May and October – December: Thursdays, visit Testing Office for exact dates
Fee Cost: $85 exam/ $20 proctoring (Effective 07/01/2018, the CLEP exam fee will increase to $87)
Capacity: 6 seats; per test date
CLEP Scores are accepted nationwide, but contact your respective College or University to verify which exams are accepted for course credit.

Register for CLEP Testing

STEP 1. Apply to TSC
All student that wish to use our testing services must submit a completed TSC application via ApplyTexas. Soon after your application has been submitted (2-3 business days) a TSC ID number will be created for each student. A TSC ID number is necessary before requesting any TSC Testing Center services.

STEP 2. Register with College Board

  2. Click on CLEP tab,
  3. Click Register for a CLEP Exam
  4. Select any of the exams listed and add to cart (study guide is optional), NOTE: TSC Students only—review TSC approved exam list .
  5. Proceed to registration and checkout . Remember to select TSC (05093) as your testing center.
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions and Place Your Order.
  7. Submit payment ($80) and provide Registration Ticket to the Testing Center. Testing Center is located in Oliveira Student Service Bldg.

STEP 3. Payment

TSC Testing Staff will first have to verify the student is eligible to test: TSC ID number and CLEP Registration Ticket

Testing Staff will provide a "Test Payment" form and $20 payment will be made at TSC Cashier office. TSC Cashiers are located in Tandy Hall, office hours Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (956) 295-3420.

Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Credit Cards, Checks and Money Orders

STEP 4. Schedule CLEP Test

Student will provide payment receipt in order to schedule CLEP Test session(. The receipt is provided to student after payment is received by TSC Cashier Office.

Scheduling of test session will be done in the Testing Office.



Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2018 15:32