Credit by Examination

The college shall, upon request, grant credit to students who demonstrate proficiency in a subject by performance on an approved examination, e.g., College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Advanced Placement (AP), provided, however, that students shall not be granted more than 30 semester credit hours by examination, and students shall successfully complete at least 12 semester credit hours at the college before credit based on an examination will be granted (Board Policy 4.10).

College credit granted by examination is not used in computing grade point average. The credit may, when appropriate, be used in fulfilling graduation requirements. Students who intend to transfer should check the requirements of the transfer institution regarding acceptance of credit by examination. Before enrolling in coursework, students who have been awarded credit by examination should confer with an academic advisor for appropriate advisement.