Credit by Examination (CBE)


    • Four​ windows are offered each year with no exceptions to ordering deadlines.
    • No exams purchased individually through UT are accepted. They must be ordered through an institutional order by applying by published deadlines and then being authorized by the student's zoned campus.​
    • There is no fee for credit by Exam without prior instruction.
    • There is a $75 per test fee for credit by exam with prior instruction.
    • Only CBE's administered by Katy ISD within the Katy ISD test windows will be accepted.
    • Parents meet with a counselor to receive an application.
    • December and early spring results will be considered and applied to the following school year.
    • Only one grade level or course per subject may be advanced per year on nonadaptive tests.
    • The foreign language adaptive test may attain level II credit in addition  if proficiency results in an A grade. 
    • A single retest attempt is available for scores below 80.  Because of tight deadlines, retests from scores on June exams are only available for  78 or 79. 
    • 80% or above must be attained for courses or grade levels without prior instruction; 70% for credit recovery. Credit also is not weighted and has not been NCAA approved. 
    • Students must take each pre-requisite CBE to receive credit.  (No Credit Validation)
    • Passing scores will go on the student transcript.
    • Students shall be accelerated in grade levels(K-8)/subjects (high school credit only) if scores are 80% or above.
    • Results must be received by the first day of school to be considered for acceleration.

     Parents should also be aware:

    • Results and placements are final.
    • Parents will be notified of which tests are taken, who the vendor is and the website link, if appropriate, to download study guides, allowable materials for use on the test as well as test location, date and time. ​
    • Summer administrations have tight deadlines and movement from the June window to the July window will not be able to happen after the July order deadline.