• 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 links below to find out more information.

    • Credit By Exam (CBE) without Prior Instruction:   The links to the brochure and application are below.  Junior high students wanting to accelerate a grade level should not apply until the summer application is made available in the Spring.  The October and February sessions are for JH and HS students wanting to take a HS exam for course credit.  For the October exam, the completed application and receipt of payment is due in our office by September 16th.  Support person: Tausha McFarland, x2012 or Ann Allen, x2450

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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.


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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.