The university accepts credit through several external programs including Advanced Placement (AP), the ACT Proficiency Examination Program (PEP), the International Baccalaurereate Program (IB), A-Level exams, French Baccalaureate exams, and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
Students with unusually thorough high school preparation or significant work experience are encouraged to earn credit by challenging courses offered by the university. In this way, a student's progress towards a degree may be accelerated. A maximum of 15 hours of challenge credit may be counted. Procedures for challenging a course are found here. Each school determines which of its courses are open to challenge. Only currently enrolled students are eligible for challenge exams.
Credit granted by examination is applicable to a St. Edward's University degree program but may not necessarily be transferable to another institution. Examination credit counts in neither the residence hours nor honors calculations. It is necessary to make arrangements to complete all PEP and challenge exams prior to certification for graduation. All examination credit appears on the transcript as CR and does not affect the GPA in any way.
Please remember, the information provided in these documents are intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. For questions regarding policy and equivalents, please contact Mollym [at] stedwards.edu (Dr. Molly Minus), Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.