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CBE (Credit by Exam)

Welcome to the Credit by Examination (CBE) testing process. The credit by examination provides a way for students to receive credit in a course without taking the course (CBE, no prior instruction) or to recover credit for a course that they did not pass (PACE). Students must be registered in a San Antonio ISD school and attending in order to be eligible to test.  Other eligibility requirements may exist, please see the policies.

Students in Kindergarten through 7th grade may test to move ahead one grade level. High school and 8th grade students may earn credit in a course that they have not taken (CBE) or may earn credit for a course which they took but for which they did not receive credit (PACE). We invite you to visit the links below for more specific information on the testing.  The cost of the CBE is covered by the district (see policy), the cost for PACE is paid for by the student or parent (see policy).

This website is updated periodically as new information is available. Refer back periodically for changes to the calendar and requirements. To register for testing, the student needs to obtain testing application(s) from his/her school counselor. For general questions about credit by exam, please contact the Testing Department at 210-228-0055.



Application Deadline to the Testing Department from the school counselor Test dates
Fall August 28, 2015 September 23 - 25
Winter November 6, 2015 December 14 - 18
Spring February 12, 2016 March 22 - 24
Summer April 21, 2016 May 24 - 26

Please note, late applications will not be accepted.

Exams are ordered from the University of Texas K-16 Education Center. Please refer to the link below to find available course exams.

Please select the link that applies to your student for the application.

School Board Policies Regarding Credit by Examination


Applications are to be kept at the campus. Campuses should use the CBE excel form below when ordering.

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