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Departmental Exams

If you are considering taking a CLEP or Departmental examination-for-credit, please read our Policies page also. The Testing, Research-Support, and Evaluation Center (TREC) administers departmental exams on an institutional basis only to currently enrolled students, former students, or students who have been accepted for admission to Texas State for the following semester.

The exam is 150 minutes (2.5 hours) 100 questions. The clock begins when you click Start Exam and does not pause in the event you need to step away for a few minutes. You should plan ahead so that you do not lose valuable time with a bathroom break. The latest time to begin the exams on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday is 1:30p.m.. The exam must begin by 3:30p.m. on Wednesday.

The following is a listing of departmental exams that have been approved for course credit at Texas State.


TIME LIMIT (hours)

Computer Info Systems CIS 1323 3 $40 $26.50 2.5 70%
Computer Science CS 1428 4 $110 $0 2 80%
Health Info Mngt HIM 2360 3 $40 $0 1 60%
Family & Consumer  Sciences FCD 1351 3 $40 $0 1 60%
Family & Consumer  Sciences FCD 3355 3 $40 $0 1 72%
Family & Consumer  Sciences ID 3329 3 $40 $0 1.5 75%
Family & Consumer  Sciences NUTR 3362 3 $40 $0 1.5


Technology TECH 4383 3 $40 $0 3 80%

In addition to the exams above,  the Music department offers exams-for-credit in various music courses, and the Modern Languages department offers exams-for-credit in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese. Please contact those departments for more information about those exams.

All passing scores are subject to change without notification. Contact TREC at 512.245.2276 for updates.


Texas State students with disabilities who may require accommodations must contact the Office of Disability Services (512.245.3451) prior to taking the test. Verification of disability will be required. All examinees who require accommodations must complete an Exam Request Form to test at our facility at least two weeks prior to the desired exam date. Requests will be processed within two business days.