College credit may be granted for successful completion of selected examinations from the testing programs described below. Students are responsible for having test results sent to the Amarillo College Registrars Office and filing AC Petition for Credit Earned by Examination. Registration materials for testing are available at the Testing Center and in most secondary schools.
Contact the Amarillo College Testing Center in the Student Service Center, Room 101, for information on the following programs:
ACT Testing Program
ACT examinations consist of four sub-tests in math, English, science, social studies and an optional writing test. Amarillo College awards credit for English and Math based on ACT scores. For more information, please refer to the AC Petition for Credit Earned by Examination.
College Board Advanced Placement (AP)
Amarillo College does not administer the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exam. However, you may be eligible to receive credit based on AP test scores.
Program examinations are offered in participating secondary schools in May of each year. Information may be obtained by calling the local public school administration, or by visiting the Educational Testing Service online at www.ets.org. Credit may be granted for a score of three or above to qualified students. For more information, please refer to the AC Petition for Credit Earned by Examination.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Amarillo College grants semester-hour credit for certain CLEP examinations which measure achievement in specific courses. Many CLEP exams are administered by the Amarillo College Testing Center, located in the Student Service Center (room 101) on the Washington Street Campus. Please contact Testing Services for more information. Please refer to the AC Petition for Credit Earned by Examination to identify CLEP examinations for which AC credit is awarded.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Amarillo College recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate program and grants credit to students who receive a score of 4 or higher on selected IB exams. Where applicable, credit will count toward general education and major requirements. Please refer to the International Baccalaureate Equivalency Chart for more information.
SAT Testing Program
This program consists of the SAT I-Reasoning Test with writing and the SAT II-Subject Tests. Students may qualify for English and Mathematics credit at Amarillo College according to scores on these exams. For more information, please refer to the AC Petition for Credit Earned by Examination.