Credit by Exam (without)

Credit by Examination (without prior instruction/acceleration) is an option for students who have not had previous formal instruction in a grade level or subject.

The registration form for the December 5, 2022, credit by exam administration will be available at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.


Credit-by-Examination Without Prior Instruction (for acceleration) is administered for the purpose of acceleration and designed to address the needs of the following:

  • Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade who desire to “skip” a grade. Students who are the best candidates for acceleration excel in language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies and are physically and emotionally mature for their ages.

  • Students in grade 6-12 who are highly knowledgeable in the essential knowledge and skills of one or more subject and who are capable of “skipping” the subject. Secondary students shall not have had prior instruction in the subject.**

For one subject:

Credit by examination without prior instruction requires a score of at least 80 percent on the exam to earn credit. (EHDC Legal)**

For skipping an entire grade level:

The student must score at least an 80 percent on each of the four content area exams, which includes: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies, in order to “skip” the grade level. (EHDC Legal)**

Limitations on taking examinations:

A student may not attempt more than two times to receive credit for a particular subject on the basis of an examination for credit in that subject.

If a student fails to achieve the designated score on an applicable examination for a subject before the beginning of the school year in which the student would ordinarily be required to enroll in a course in that subject in accordance with the District's prescribed course sequence, the student must satisfactorily complete the course to receive credit for the course. (EHDC Legal)


2021-22 Dates (testing will occur at the High School on the indicated day)

***Preregistration is required***

Testing Opportunity #1: Monday, December 6, 2021
Deadline to register: Friday, November 5, 2021 at 5 pm

Testing Opportunity #2: Monday, February 21, 2022
Deadline to register: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 5 pm

Testing Opportunity #3: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Deadline to register: Friday, April 22, 2022 at 5 pm

Testing Opportunity #4: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 (registration is closed)
Deadline to register: Friday, June 24, 2022 at 5 pm

Confirmation emails and additional testing information will be sent
after the close of the registration period.


Opportunity #1: Monday, December 5, 2022 (register by November 7, 2022)
Opportunity #2: Monday, February 20, 2023 (register by January 23, 2023)
Opportunity #3: Thursday, May 25, 2023 (register by April 17, 2023)
Opportunity #4: Wednesday, August 2, 2023 (register by June 30, 2023)


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