Morehead State University awards academic credit toward a bachelor's degree or an associate degree for those scoring satisfactorily on any of the following examinations:
- The Advanced Placement Program (APP)
- The College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Departmental Examinations
Credit-by-examination is not recorded on a permanent transcript in the Office of the Registrar until the student qualifying for credit enrolls at Morehead State University. Credit-by-examination is recorded as "K" credit; hence it has no effect upon the GPA.