Credit by Examination

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 - as of November 10, 2017