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Credit by Exam

Test out of classes to get closer to your degree at UMGC.

Get a head start at University of Maryland Global Campus by passing an approved examination and earning college credit. You can earn credit toward your associate degree (for a limited audience, including non-Maryland residents, military, and veterans) or bachelor's degree as long as there is no duplication of academic credit and your scores meet UMGC standards.

UMGC locations offer varying levels of standardized testing. Please check the location schedule for more information and to find out if alternate testing arrangements are available in case of a location closure.

UMGC Test Centers

LocationCLEPDSSTPearson VUEProctored Exams
Dorsey Station
Elkridge, MD
Eglin Air Force Base
Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss, TX
Fort Drum
Fort Drum, NY
Fort Eisenhower
Fort Eisenhower, GA
Holloman AFB
Holloman AFB, NM
Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews, MD
Langley Air Force Base
Langley Air Force Base, VA
National Security Agency
Annapolis Junction, MD
Vandenberg SFB
Vandenberg SFB, CA
Shandel A., Montgomery, AL

Types of Exams

Here are some of the standardized exams that you may be able to take to earn credit at UMGC. You can also explore alternative testing sites located through the United States and learn how to obtain your score reports.

Please note: UMGC is not responsible for determining your prior knowledge or preparation for these exams. Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. Other conditions, such as the appropriate score, must be satisfied. All estimates are based on current exams. If you have taken any exams in earlier years, please contact your advisor for more information about scores and equivalencies. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.

Additional Information

  • UMGC also accepts credit for professional examinations listed in the American Council on Education Guide to granting credit.
  • We may accept credits by examination awarded by other approved institutions for courses that appear on an official transcript with a grade of C or better.
  • You can't attempt credit by examination if you are taking an exam for a course which already appears on your transcript.
  • Normally, no more than 6 examination credits will be accepted during your last 30 credits.
  • If you are pursuing a second bachelor's degree, you can't use standardized examination credit to satisfy the requirement for graduation that courses be taken at UMGC. If you have questions about credit by examination, contact an admissions advisor.
  • UExcel and Excelsior College exams are no longer offered, but if you’ve previously taken them you can still use the credit.

Estimate Undergraduate Transfer Credits

Find out if your previous courses, standardized exams, and military education and training transfer to UMGC.

Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation

Submit a graduate transfer credit evaluation request to find out if your credits will transfer to UMGC.

Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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