Ready, Set, Accelerate!

Accelerated credit, or credit-by-exam, allows students to accelerate their studies by earning college credit through examination. While most exams are completed in high school, some are available in college, including CLEP and DSST, which can be good options for returning adult learners.

Passing scores satisfy FIUs University Core Curriculum (UCC) requirements, prerequisites for some majors, electives, and foreign language. Other accelerated exams, such as AP-Puerto Rico, Excelsior College, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, and Swiss Matura are evaluated on a case-by-case basis with syllabi and/or exam outlines.

A Few Simple Rules

Advanced Placement (AP)

Cambridge AICE (A-LEVEL)

Cambridge AICE (AS-LEVEL)

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

DSST/DANTES

International Baccalaureate (IB)