Credit for Exams and Assessments of Skills and Knowledge

Earn Credit for What You Already Know: Just ASK

Use the knowledge and skills that you already have to pass exams and earn college credit at Purdue Global. You can complete an Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (ASK) directly through Purdue Global or complete a standardized exam through approved organizations outside of the University.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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Purdue Global Assessments of Skills and Knowledge

Demonstrate proficiency in the learning outcomes of specific Purdue Global courses by passing a comprehensive assessment, which is similar to a college equivalency exam. Purdue Global Assessments of Skills and Knowledge, also known as "ASKs" can be used to waive prerequisites, determine class placement, and earn college credit.

Undergraduate students can test out of a course and still earn credit by attaining a predetermined score on an Assessment of Skills and Knowledge. In addition, students enrolled in the following graduate programs may apply Assessment of Skills and Knowledge credit toward select courses:

Not all courses provide this option, and Assessments of Skills and Knowledge or their equivalent from other colleges or universities will not be accepted. Students have one attempt to take an ASK and they pay a nonrefundable fee of $100.00 per Assessment of Skills and Knowledge. Official results of Assessments of Skills and Knowledge must be received by the Office of the Registrar prior to your final term.

Available Assessments of Skills and Knowledge

  • Accounting (AC)

    AC114X: Accounting I

  • Childhood Education (CE)

    CE100X: Preparing for a Career in Early Childhood Development

    CE101X: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

    CE114X: Early Childhood Development

  • Communication and Composition (CM)

    CM107X: College Composition I

    CM206X: Interpersonal Communications

    CM214X: Public Speaking for the Professional

    CM220X: College Composition II

    CM305X: Communicating in a Diverse Society

    CM310X: Communication and Conflict

    CM313X: Digital Tools and Society

    CM315X: Group Dynamics and Team Building

    CM460X: Strategic Communication

  • Criminal Justice (CJ)

    CJ100X: Preparing for a Career in Public Safety

  • Professional Studies (CS)

    CS113X: Academic Strategies for the Business Professional

    CS126X: Academic Strategies for the Military Professional

    CS204X: Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace

    CS212X: Communicating Professionalism

  • Graduate Business (GB)

    GB512X: Business Communications

    GB513X: Business Analytics

  • Health Sciences (HS)

    HS101X: Medical Law and Bioethics

    HS111X: Medical Terminology

    HS140X: Pharmacology

    HS200X: Diseases of the Human Body

    HS230X: Health Care Administration

    HS315X: Practicing Public Health

    HS320X: Microbiology

    HS340X: Epidemiology

    HS410X: Organization and Management for Health Care

    HS415X: Environmental Health

  • Humanities (HU)

    HU200X: Arts and Humanities—Modern Creative Expressions

    HU245X: Ethics

    HU320X: Culture—Religion and Identity

    HU345X: Critical Thinking

  • Information Technology (IN/IT)

    IN203X: Networking With Microsoft Technologies

    IN205X: Routing and Switching I

    IT117X: Website Development

    IT133X: Microsoft Office Applications on Demand

    IT153X: Spreadsheet Applications

    IT163X: Database Concepts Using Microsoft Access

    IT190X: Foundations in Information Technology

    IT273X: Networking Concepts

    IT275X: Linux System Administration

    IT286X: Network Security Concepts

    IT301X: Project Management I

    IT302X: Human-Computer Interaction

    IT303X: Virtualization and Cloud Security

    IT391X: Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility

    IT460X: Systems Analysis and Design

    IT484X: Cybersecurity Policies

    IT504X: Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment

    IT530X: Computer Networks

    IT537X: Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Legal Studies (LS)

    LS100X: Introduction to Law and the Legal Profession

    LS311X: Business Law

  • Liberal Studies (LI)

    LI410X: Leadership in Practice

  • Mathematics (MM)

    MM150X: Survey of Mathematics

    MM207X: Statistics

    MM212X: College Algebra

    MM250X: Discrete Mathematics

    MM305X: Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis

  • Management (MT)

    MT140X: Introduction to Management

    MT302X: Organizational Behavior

    MT340X: Conflict Management and Team Dynamics

    MT361X: Foundations of Real Estate Practice

    MT431X: Real Estate Finance and Ethics

  • Science (SC)

    SC121X: Anatomy and Physiology I

    SC131X: Anatomy and Physiology II

    SC225X: Environmental Science

    SC235X: General Biology I: Human Perspectives

    SC246X: Fundamentals of Microbiology

    SC250X: Fundamentals of Science

  • Social Science (SS)

    SS236X: American Government

    SS260X: Gender and Society

    SS360X: American Women

    SS368X: Social Perspectives on Death and Dying


Credit for Prior Learning: Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.