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Credit by Examination

Alternative Ways of Earning Credit Through Standardized Examinations.

Miami Dade College awards college credit for standardized examinations that document the required knowledge and competencies for one or more subject areas.


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  • Advanced Placement (AP)

    Advanced Placement (AP) exams are taken after students complete the corresponding Advanced Placement course in high school. Advanced Placement courses are challenging, college-level courses that are designed to parallel typical lower-level undergraduate courses.

  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), unlike Advanced Placement, is not built around a curriculum, but rather is designed to test students’ knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they may have learned the material.