Advanced Credit

Tennessee Temple University has made a practice of rewarding academic excellence. Incoming students with exceptional academic backgrounds may qualify for certain academic privileges, such as advanced placement credits, credit for CLEP examinations, and credit for course challenges Military training may qualify for transfer credits according to recommendations by the American Council on Education standards. See the University Catalog for specific details.

Advanced Placement Courses (AP)

College Board Advanced Placement tests with a grade of 3 or above may qualify for advanced placement credit in course requirements for a particular program of study. Students should have an Advanced Placement transcript sent to the Admissions Office before arrival.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) awards credit by examination for college-level learning acquired without attending class on campus. To earn college credit, students must earn a minimum score of 50 on most CLEP tests. For details on available examinations, fees and testing locations, refer to this link: Specific examinations for which credit is available at TTU are listed in the University Catalog. Results of the examination should be sent to the Records Office.


Course Challenge

An undergraduate student may challenge a course for which he has sufficient background if he receives the approval of his advisor and the department chair of the course. Freshmen and sophomores may challenge courses at any level; juniors and seniors may challenge only 3000 or 4000 level courses.  Eligible students may apply by submitting the Course Challenge Application. Details of eligibility and application for Course Challenge are in the University Catalog.

Military Credits

TTU is approved under Title 38, U. S. Code, Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606 and 1607 for education of veterans and eligible dependents.

When an eligible veteran submits an application for admission, he or she should also request that an official military transcript be sent to the Admissions Office. By law, this transcript must be received prior to the end of the student’s first semester at Tennessee Temple University. A copy of the veteran’s DD-214 must be submitted with the application for benefits.

The registrar will evaluate and award transfer credits according to recommendations by the American Council on Education standards. The Department of Veterans Affairs will recognize only transfer credits which apply toward the degree. One hour of credit (to a maximum of four credit hours) in physical education will be granted for every six months of active military service.

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