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Credit by Exam

The state’s education law, the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), will allow Wharton ISD public school students to obtain credit in a course or grade level by passing tests approved by school district trustees.  Texas law, 19 TAC Chapter74, allows students to “test out of a course” by taking a “Credit by Examination” without prior instruction in the course(s) being tested. To earn credit for a grade or a subject, the student must answer 80% of the questions correctly. In accordance with local school district policy, a student in any of Grades 6-12 may be given credit for an academic subject in which he or she had some prior instruction if the student scores 70% on the test. The tests are rigorous, targeting all the objectives for the courses covered.

There are no fees or costs to take the tests. However, parents must provide transportation to Region 3 ESC, 1905 Leary Lane, Victoria, TX 77901.  

For more information call Gayle Parenica at 979-532-3612 or email

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Region 3 will administer exams on the following dates:
June 24, 2020 June 25, 2020 June 26, 2020 July 15, 2020 July 16, 2020 July 17, 2020 Applications are available at each campus and the Wharton ISD Education Service Center, or can be downloaded, completed, and returned to the student's campus or the Wharton ISD ESC in person or by mail. (Document is attached to this email). A current picture of the student must be included with each application. Applications must be returned to the campus or the ESC by Wednesday, May 27, 2020,  by 5:00 PM. Late applications will not be accepted. Study review materials are available at