About TECEP® Exams

NOTE: This option is not approved for Financial Aid or Veterans’ Benefits.

The Thomas Edison Credit-by-Examination Program (TECEP®) offers students the opportunity to earn college credit by taking exams rather than courses.  TECEP® is a credit- by-exam program specifically designed to allow students to demonstrate the college-level knowledge they have gained through job experience, personal interests and activities, or independent study.

Flexibility is the major advantage of earning credit through testing. The University recognizes that students who choose this method begin with different levels of knowledge of the test subject and take different amounts of time to prepare. Therefore, students can study at their own pace and register for the exam when they are ready. Another significant advantage of testing is its cost; testing is less expensive than a course.