On Campus Student Exam Information

Advanced credit exam information

Students can take advanced credit exams to receive Purdue Credit for select undergraduate courses.  Exams cannot be taken for elective credit, they can only be taken for credit in a course that is required by the student's plan of study.

Your advisor must give you a completed Mathematics Advanced Credit Exam Authorization Form (PDF) before you can register for an exam.

Credit exams are not open to students who have received a grade in the course (or an equivalent course) or are currently taking the course (after the first exam). Students with W in a course are permitted to take the credit exam.

Each exam can only be taken once.

Students may take multiple credit exams by registering for multiple sessions. If a student is registered for consecutive exams (i.e. MA 16500, MA 16600, MA 26100) they must take the exams in ascending order and receive a passing grade on the first exam to be eligible to take the second exam etc.  If a student receives a non-passing grade on a prerequisite course they will not be eligible to take a higher level exam until they take and pass the prerequisite course.

For course specific pass thresholds and calculator information see the table below.

 Course #

# of Questions

% to Pass

Calculator Info

13700

18

75

No Calculator

13800

18

75

Non Graphing

13900

18

75

No Calculator

15300

30

70

1-Line Scientific

15800

30

70

1-Line Scientific

16010

25

68

1-Line Scientific

16020

25

68

1-Line Scientific

16500

25

72

No Calculator

16600

25

72

No Calculator

26100

25

72

No Calculator

26200

25

70

No Calculator

26500

20

70

No Calculator

26600

25

70

No Calculator

Exam Prerequisites

  • Students must have credit in MA 16500 in order to take the MA 16600 credit exam.
  • Students must have credit in MA 16600 to take the MA 26100 exam. 
  • Students must have credit in MA 26100 to take either the MA 26500 or MA 26600 exam.
  • The MA 26500 and MA 26600 exams are independent of each other.
  • Students with credit in Purdue calculus courses cannot take the MA 15300 credit exam; however, they may take the MA 15800 credit exam if their current degree program requires it.

Students taking multiple credit exams where they have to pass the first exam to be eligible to take the second exam will receive the grade of their first exam before their next scheduled exam.

Fall 2021 (On Campus) exam schedule

Saturday, August 21th 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 21th 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 26th 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

These dates and times are the only times that advanced credit exams will be administered fall semester.  The next advanced credit exam session will be at the beginning of spring semester.

On Campus Exam Registration

Registration link: Fall 2021 Credit Exam Registration

Registration will close at 11:59 pm, August 19th, 2021.

Results

Results will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar after the exams are scored. Allow for processing time before results are reflected in your student record. Student advisors will be notified of the results via filelocker. Students should contact their advisor for their exam results.

Courses with available Advanced Credit Exams

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