Credit by Exam
The Academic Services Office provides Credit By Exam (CBE) opportunities for students to earn Texas A&M at Qatar course credit by demonstrating mastery of previously studied material. Students who have taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses, or have completed coursework at other universities prior to transferring to TAMUQ, are ideal candidates for Credit by Exam.
CBE tests are difficult; they should not be viewed as a substitute for learning subject matter, as courses offered for CBE are prerequisites for courses in the engineering curriculum. These exams are designed to test material that has been previously studied, so there are no study guides or sample tests available. Students considering attempting CBE should review the course syllabus and textbook for insight into test content.
For questions or more information regarding CBE, please contact:
Academic Services Office
Texas A&M Engineering Building
The following courses are offered for Credit By Exam at Texas A&M at Qatar:
POLITICAL SCIENCE 206: American National Government
The test for Political Science 206 is a 90-minute, multiple choice examination that covers American national government and politics in general, including matters relating to the national Constitution. A score of 60 percent is required for credit in Political Science 206.
It is recommended that you prepare for this examination. You should begin with any comprehensive American national government text currently being used at Texas A&M at Qatar and available in the library.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 207: State and Local Government
The test for Political Science 207 is a 90-minute, multiple choice examination that covers American state and local government and politics in general, including a number of questions on Texas and the Texas Constitution. A score of 60 percent is required to receive credit in Political Science 207.
It is recommended that you prepare for this examination. You should begin with a comprehensive review of any of the general state and local government books and a Texas government book currently being used at Texas A&M at Qatar and available in the library.
Identification Requirements for Credit By Exam
On the day of the test you should report to testing room shortly before your scheduled test session. You must bring a non-programmable calculator. In addition, you must provide a national ID, Texas A&M University at Qatar student identification card, or passport to be admitted to the test.
Frequently Asked Questions about Credit By Exam
- Q: I’m currently enrolled in PHYS 208. Can I Q-drop the course and take the credit by exam?
A: Yes, you may take the exam after you have dropped the course.
- Q: I’m taking CHEM 107. Can I take the credit by exam and drop the course if I pass?
A: Yes, but you may not receive credit for the examination until you drop the course. Students may not have credit posted for credit by examination for courses in which he or she is currently registered (Student rule 8.5.4).
- Q: I earned a D in MATH 152. Am I eligible to take credit by exam?
A: No. Students may not have credit posted for credit by examination for courses in which he or she has acquired a grade at Texas A&M other than Q or W or NG (Student rule 8.5.4).
- Q: I studied the material in MATH 251 at my previous university, but you don’t offer credit by exam for this course. Is there a way for me to earn course credit?
A: Possibly. Officially enrolled students who believe they are proficient in the material of an undergraduate course may request that the offering department provide an appropriate opportunity for credit by examination (Student Rule 8.5.12).
See Student Rule 8.5 for additional details on rules governing credit by exam: