Policy 5.1.3 - Credit by Examination

Advanced placement is offered to students who, because of their demonstrated abilities, are qualified to accelerate their studies. To earn advanced placement, a student may take a proficiency examination in most subject areas which he/she can demonstrate a mastery of theory and practical application. Information on courses and/or subject areas that are not suitable nor allowable for proficiency exams may be obtained from the Enrollment Office. Under no circumstances will credit be given when the challenge examination grade is less than “C”. Total credits earned by examination and/or transfer credit cannot exceed seventy-five (75) percent of the program requirements.

The following persons will not be permitted to take proficiency examinations:

1. Persons who have taken the proficiency examination previously.
2. Persons who have either been previously enrolled in and/or dropped from
the course.
3. Persons who were enrolled in and failed the course.

For credit by examination, full-time students enrolled in sixteen (16) credit hours or more are exempt from additional tuition charges; however, students enrolled in less than sixteen (16) credit hours must pay the Business Office the tuition required by the state for each semester hour credit; this fee is not refundable. A registration form must be completed for the Registrar. After approval has been obtained to take a proficiency examination. Any exceptions to the above procedures and requirements must be approved by the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services. Exceptions will be made only under rare circumstances.

Adopted: January 8, 2020