Credit by Examination
Credit for certain courses may be established through a proficiency exam. Students pursuing credit by exam should not register for the course in which they hope to establish credit. In addition, students should not have taken the course, or its equivalent, previously either at CCBC or another school. Full-time students receiving financial aid should note that opting for credit by exam may influence and reduce their financial aid awards. The credits will appear on the transcript designated “Credit by Examination”. Students who have received credit by examination for a course are permitted to subsequently register for the course. However, the last grade issued will be the only grade included in their cumulative quality point average. For these purposes, the “last grade” refers to A, B, C, D or F only.
Credit by Examination can be completed in every term. Students must complete the exam within the term they receive the authorization.
1.Meet with the Faculty member to determine eligibility for taking the examination.
2.Complete the Student Information Portion of the credit by examination form.
3.Obtain the signature from the appropriate Dean for authorization to take the examination and pay the appropriate fees at the cashier’s office prior to the test.
4.Present the credit by examination form to the faculty administering the test.
The examination results are recorded on the student transcript by the Student Records Office.
The fee is $75 per exam for the courses of 1-3 college credits. For courses of 4 credits or more the charge is $75 plus $25 for each credit above three. The maximum charge is $200.