Policies & Procedures
Credit by Examination
The student may receive credit for certain courses by specific scores on College Board Achievement (AP) Tests; by specific scores on College-level Examination Program tests (CLEP); by specific scores on International Baccalaureate (IB) tests; by outstanding performance on advanced placement examinations given before the beginning of each academic year in French, German, and Spanish; and by successful performance on appropriate examinations while at Indiana University. Students who believe they are eligible for special credit because of superior preparation or independent study are urged to accelerate their college programs in this manner. Please see the Office of Admissions for more details.
Where credit by examination is awarded by the university, that credit will be recorded simply with the grade S on the student's transcript unless the examination clearly merits an A grade. Failure to pass the examination carries no penalty and is not recorded. See "Special Credit" under "Financial Information."