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StraighterLine Credit by Exam

University of Maryland Global Campus recognizes that college-level learning happens in many places outside of the classroom—whether it's on the job, in the military, or through life or volunteer experiences. Now, you can save time and money with StraighterLine Credit by Exam, an alternative way of earning college credit that can help you create a faster path to a degree at UMGC.

What is StraighterLine Credit by Exam?

StraighterLine Credit by Exam is a great option for students who want to save time and money by testing out of introductory-level prerequisite or elective courses. If you successfully complete a StraighterLine Credit by Exam test, you can apply and submit your score to UMGC for review so you can quickly become one step closer to your degree.

The exams are 100 percent online, so they can be taken from anywhere, at any time. You have one month to schedule and take the remote, proctored exam from the day you enroll. You will pay only $89 per exam, which includes a no-cost study guide. No subscription is needed, and there are no hidden fees.

Currently, StraighterLine offers exams for three undergraduate business courses at UMGC. Upon successful completion of each exam, you may be eligible for 3 transferable credits to UMGC.

  • StraighterLine Credit by Exam: Introduction to Business (BUS 101)
    • Articulates to (3 Credits, BMGT 110) at UMGC
  • StraighterLine Credit by Exam: Business Ethics (BUS 106)
    • Articulates to (3 Credits, BMGT 496) at UMGC
  • StraighterLine Credit by Exam: Principles fo Management (BUS 201)
    • Articulates to (3 Credits, BMGT 364) at UMGC

How to Get Started

  1. Enroll in a Credit by Exam Test: Complete StraighterLine's easy online enrollment process to get started.
  2. Take Your Credit by Exam Test: Schedule and complete your exam within one month.
  3. Achieve a Passing Score: Earn a score of 70 percent or higher to be eligible for UMGC college credit.
  4. Apply to UMGC: If you are not a UMGC student, please apply so you are eligible to transfer your exam credits.
  5. Submit Your Results: After completing the exam, submit your score and transcripts to UMGC.


Get specific information about StraighterLine Credit by Exam's rules and requirements.

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