Credit by Examination

Arkansas Tech University recognizes the rigor of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate Programme (IB), and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Students who have scored accordingly on an AP, IB, or CLEP exam can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University by receiving a qualifying score on the examinations. These credits can satisfy general education requirements.

Students who have already earned a grade in a course may not earn duplicate credit through advanced credit. Advanced credit is not used to calculate a student's grade point average, and therefore, cannot be used to retain scholarship awards.

AP, CLEP, and IB scores should be documented on your application for admission. Submit official score reports or readable copies embossed by your high school to the Office of Admissions. Students who have earned International Baccalaureate (IB) credit should submit their IB transcript for evaluation.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, with a minimum score of four on each examination, will be granted 24 semester credit hours of undergraduate general education courses. ATU may grant fewer than 24 semester credit hours if the student received a score of less than four on an examination administered as part of the IB Diploma Programme.

No more than a total of 30 semester hours of correspondence, extension, military service, or credit by examination work may be applied as credit towards a degree.