Credits via Exam
AWARDING OF CREDITS VIA CHALLENGE EXAMS
This office evaluates all score reports and processes appropriately test results in the following areas:
Credit By Exam - A full-time or part-time student, who by experience or training acquired academic background or comprehension comparable to that required of students who complete a given course, may submit to the office of Testing Services a request for the privilege of taking an examination in the course for the purpose of establishing credit for it (Challenge Examination). Appropriate forms are available in the Testing Services office and require the written approval of the department chairperson and professor concerned.
A $25.00 administrative fee is charged for each Challenge Examination. The chairperson of the department concerned and the professor who is designated will prepare and administer a special examination in the course within 60 calendar days of approval by the Testing Services office.
After grading the examination "pass or fail" the chairperson and designated professor will report the results in writing to the Registrar. For a grade of "pass" the student will earn the academic credits that ordinarily are earned by completing the course covered by the examination. If a grade of "fail" is achieved, "fail" will be entered for the course on the student's transcript and the student must take the course for credit. No re-examination may be taken.
Please note that approval for Credit By Examination WILL NOT be granted for students who fail the course in a classroom situation; students who failed a Challenge Examination and want to repeat Credit By Examination; students who do not have verification of required qualifications by department chairperson and faculty offering the examination; and students who do not have the agreement of the department/faculty member to offer the examination.
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