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Credit By Examination

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As a way to Thank you for your service, and to ease the process of getting credit for knowledge and skills you may have previously gained through Military training & experience, the Registrar's office has made all of OSU's Credit by Examination program free for Veterans enrolled at Ohio State.  This is a $60 savings per test.  These exams are developed and used by Ohio State only, and if you achieve success you can gain credit for that subject-up to the credits that would be earned for passing the corresponding course.

With this new program, you can only take a specific course test once, but you can take an unlimited number of subjects.  We caution you that these tests are rigorous and encourage you to study and review the material as you would for any final or cumulative test.

More information on the tests, including which courses are available, is at the following Registrar website link:  Credit by Examination Brochure.   We recommend you review this thoroughly prior to taking any course test.  Note, this brochure is updated every academic year, and is subject to change without notice.

To register and schedule a test, please go to the following link:  Examination Mark for Veterans.   Once there, click on "Examination Mark (EM) for Veterans" and select the course test you want to take and the date and time of your choosing.  You will be required to accurately fill in the required information, which will be used to verify your status as an OSU student-veteran.  Once your status is confirmed the $60 fee will be waived.  ** Note-some tests require referrals from specific departments to ensure you are taking the appropriate level of test-all Math EM tests, Chemistry, and some Computer Science and Engineering require referrals as well (the system will notify you if required).

Please let us know if you have any questions.  You may also contact the OSU Testing Center Directly at 614-292-2241 or e-mail questions to .  The Testing Center is located at 585 Student Academic Services (SAS) Building at 281 W. Lane Ave.​