Through the University of Texas, students can take a correspondence course or "test out" of a course by taking credit-by-exam (CBE). Visit http://www.utexas.edu/ce/k16/cbe-ea/about/ for more information.


Bryan High School students can "test out" of a course by taking a final exam in that course. The exam will need to be sent to BHS to be proctored by an advisor. For more information, or to set up a test date, contact your counselor. The CBE score will NOT count in a student's GPA. (Note: this information is specific to Bryan High School and Bryan ISD; we do not provide CBEs to students from other school districts.)

Review Sheets can be found online.

CBE for acceleration is taken to get ahead on coursework; the student cannot have taken the course before.

  • The deposit is $20 for each exam (except full-year exams like Chinese which are $36 each).
  • BISD gives CBE for acceleration on specific dates during the year. Information and eligibility regarding Credit by Exam (CBE) without prior instruction is available here or from any campus counselor. Information included: participation guidelines, applications, registration deadlines, test dates, testing location.


In a correspondence course, the student will be sent lessons by a professor. You can choose to take the course online or have paper lessons sent to you. Upon completing each lesson, the student sends it back to the professor, who grades it. A final exam will be sent to BHS to be proctored by an advisor. Credit is earned for a score of 70 or better. The cost for a correspondence course is $245. Register online at http://www.utexas.edu/ce/k16/cbe-ea/high-school-courses/. A maximum of three credits can be awarded for correspondence courses; grades from correspondence courses are NOT part of a student's GPA.