Advanced standing credit

Kansas State University offers academic credit for prior learning and advanced credit.

Receiving test credit

The following tests are available in many disciplines to excuse students from courses in which they are already proficient.

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Search our prior learning database to find how your test credit will transfer.

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Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement tests are given by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) in May in high schools offering advanced placement courses.

Credit by Exam

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate subject test is one way to earn college credit by exam.

Military credit evaluation

K-State utilizes the recommendations provided by “A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services” published by the American Council on Education (ACE) to assess the potential transferability of military credit.

Transfer credit

An additional pathway to receiving credit for prior learning is through transfer credit. Transferability of credit to Kansas State University is determined primarily by the accreditation standing of the transfer institution and the comparability of content of credit earned.

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