• ALVIN ISD Credit By Exams

    Are you confident and knowledgeable in a certain subject area?

    Can you fluently speak, read, and write in a language other than English?

    Do you want to gain high school credit for a subject area without sitting in the course?

    Consider taking a credit by exam to gain credit for a high school course that you have not taken. Click on the brochure below to find out more information.

    Stop by the SCHS Counseling Office for more information and to sign up! 

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Registration Process

  • To register to take a CBE, a student/parent must meet the following criteria:
    1. The student is currently enrolled in an Alvin ISD school.
    2. The student/parent turns the completed registration form in to the campus by the deadline listed and leaves a $20 deposit for each test requested.
    3. Once the CBE registration is process, the parent will receive a confirmation letter from Alvin ISD Accountability and Assessment Department containing specific testing session information.


    Find More Credit By Exam (CBE) information HERE:

    Credit By Exam 2021-22 Brochure

Testing Process

  • There will be two sessions of testing per day. The morning session will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. The afternoon session will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Students should arrive early so testing can begin on time. Students will be allowed to work at their own pace, but they may not take more than 3 hours per exam to finish. Students may finish early; however, they will not be supervised once leaving the testing area, students will need to be picked up once they are finished testing.

Earning Credit

  • Students must score 80% or higher on the tested exam(s) in order to earn credit for that class.
  • NCAA NOTE: The Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete, published by the NCAA, states that "Credit-by-exam courses are not considered NCAA-approved core courses." Please refer to the NCAA Publications website for further information.