Credit by Examination

Date Implemented: March 17, 2003
Date Revised: February 24, 2009

If college or school grants credit by examination (or other measures), the college or school must have a policy that notifies students of this fact.  
If the college or school does grant credit based on examination, the policy should include the following components if applicable:

1. A list of specific courses available for credit by examination 
2. Minimum scores required for course credit
3. The maximum number of credits accepted 
4. Registration procedures for examination 
5. Examination fee
6. Form of report required from third party testers 
7. Statement that credit will be posted in the term in which the official test report is received

Colleges or schools that do not grant credit by examination must publish a statement to this effect in their governing documents.

Important Note: In the absence of a more stringent policy at the school or college level the University Graduate Academic Policies apply. Should a graduate program not have a specific policy or should there be omissions or gaps in the policy for a specific graduate school program, the University Graduate Policy shall govern.

The Graduate Academic Policies are the responsibility of the Graduate Curriculum Committee Convener. For additions or revisions contact