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Credit By Examination

(Challenging A Course)

As authorized by the Administrative Code, Title V, Section 55753, credit by examination may be granted based on the following: registered students at the College who have completed a minimum of six semester units at the College with a grade point average of 2.0 or better, may petition to receive college credit by comprehensive examination for a course listed in the College Catalog. The petition must indicate the experience which has prepared the student to take the examination.

The grade earned on the examination will be entered on the student's permanent transcript and clearly annotated to reflect that credit was earned by examination. An examination may not be repeated.

Units for which credit is given pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be counted in determining the required 12 semester hours of credit in residence for an Associate Degree.

The examination may be written, oral, and/or demonstration/manipulative.

The request must be approved by the instructor, the Area Dean, and the Vice President for Instruction.

In no case may credit be awarded for more than one course in a sequence of courses. Further information on credit by examination is available in the Admissions and Records Office. The student will be charged the same per-unit fee for his/her residency status as for any other course.

A student will not be permitted to challenge a course in which s/he was enrolled in the current or preceding semester.