Credit by Examination

CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), allows students to save money and time by earning college credits through college-level exams. Not all exams are accepted and score requirements apply. Students should consult with their advisor prior to scheduling an exam to be sure that the exam fulfills a degree requirement. 

Common Core Abbreviations

Approved exams award credit for a specific course or a common core requirement. If an exam meets a common core requirement, please refer to the legend below.

CE - Creative Expression
CO - College Option
EC - English Composition
IS - Individual & Society
LPS - Life & Physical Science
MQR - Math & Quantitative Reasoning
SW - Scientific World
US - US Experience in its Diversity
WCGI - World Cultures & Global Issues

PLA Exam Equivalencies