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Departmental Exams

Departmental Exams are offered on a walk-in basis (no appointment needed) any day that the TEMC San Marcos Testing Lab and Testing Center, Round Rock are open. For testing times at San Marcos, visit Testing Lab Hours page and for testing times at Round Rock, visit TCRR Hours page.

If you are considering taking a CLEP or Departmental examination-for-credit, please read the CBE Policies page also. The Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC) 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.

Most departmental exams can only be attempted twice; however the Computer Science test can only be attempted once.

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

    Computer Info Systems CIS 1323 3 $40 $26.50* 1.5 70%
    Computer Science CS 1428 4 $100 $0 2 80%
    Health Info Mngt HIM 2360 3 $40 $0 1 60%

    * Test fee for CIS1323 exam is subject to change per SIMnet

    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, Japanese, and Russian. Please contact those departments for more information about those exams.

    Students in the Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies, OWLS, may have additional credit-by-exam options.

  • Students with disabilities who may require accommodations (alternative format, reader service, extended time, etc.) must contact the Office of Disability Services (512.245.3451) prior to taking the test. Verification of disability will be required. Non-Texas State students who require accommodations must request that the office analogous to ODS at their school provide to us a list of approved testing accommodations to if you intend to test at the San Marcos campus or if you intend to test at the Round Rock campus.

    Additionally, all examinees who require accommodations must complete an Accommodated Testing Request Form to test at either facility at least two weeks prior to the desired exam date. If you intend to test at the San Marcos campus, please complete the SM Accommodated Testing Request Form. If you intend to test at the Round Rock campus, please complete the TCRR Accommodated Testing Request Form. Requests will be processed within two business days. Please note the operating hours for each campus testing center and available start times for the exam you wish to take when selecting your appointment time, and make sure to take into account additional time you may need.