Credit By Exam

Some courses for which students have completed prior preparation but for which there are not standardized exams may be eligible for credit. In many cases, academic departments will offer credit by exam. The university requires that the basis for the credit (i.e., by exam, proficiency, etc.), the score attained on the assessment, as well as the credit hours awarded by successful completion of the exam, be specified. Forms for credit by exam are available in the registrar’s office and require approval of an instructor of the course, the department chair, and the registrar.

An administrative fee is required for credit to be posted to a student’s academic record. Credit by exam coursework has no impact on GPA and the student is awarded credit for the equivalent course at the institution, as determined by the instructor and department chair.