The University of Oklahoma encourages capable students to seek advanced standing credit for knowledge they may have acquired in a variety of ways. Students enrolled (or pre-enrolled) at the University and former students eligible to re-enroll may take advanced standing examinations for undergraduate credit, provided that they have not been enrolled in an equivalent course at the college level and received a grade other than W.
A student enrolled in and attending a course may earn credit in that course by advanced standing examination up to the end of the second week of class in a regular semester or the first week of a summer session. If a student earns credit in the course by examination, the student may drop the course enrollment with no fee assessment, provided the course is dropped within the specified free drop period for the term. Refunds will not be made for courses dropped after the defined free drop period.
The amount of advanced standing credit that may be applied toward a degree is subject to the graduation requirements of the University and the degree-recommending college in which a student will earn a degree. The dean of the degree-recommending college will determine how this credit applies toward a degree.
Advanced standing credit will be placed on a student’s OU permanent academic record only after it is validated by the successful completion of 12 or more semester hours of academic work at the University of Oklahoma. The neutral grade of satisfactory (S) will be assigned to all types of advanced standing credit authorized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Should a student fail an advanced standing examination, no grade will be recorded. In addition, a student may not receive credit for a repeat of an exam previously failed. Students should consult the Office of Admissions or the Office of Independent Study to discuss other test options.
The regulations governing advanced standing credit that are mentioned above apply to all of the advanced standing options available at the University of Oklahoma.
The credit recommendations outlined on the following pages are effective through August 15, 2013 and are subject to change thereafter. However, the University of Oklahoma is not responsible for changes in scoring or test offerings made by national testing programs. When such changes occur, the University of Oklahoma may have to adjust its credit acceptance policies accordingly. This site contains the most current information on OU's advanced standing credit acceptance policies.