Students with demonstrable ability and knowledge in a particular subject area may earn credit in selected courses though Credit-By-Examination (CBE), coordinated by the Office of the University Registrar. Students who wish to pursue CBE must complete the CBE application to gain appropriate college and departmental permission. The appropriate academic department administers the exam, which may include the completion of additional assignments. The minimum passing standard for CBE is the equivalent of a C grade. However, no letter grade, only credit hours, are posted to the academic transcript for CBE.

For the CBE application, per-credit-hour fee and a list of available courses, visit the Office of the University Registrar's CBE website. Refer to the Alternative Credit-Testing Eligibility policy at the end of this section for more regulations on earning credit through testing.