Credit by Examination

The evaluating discipline faculty will work with the Department Chair to provide the department approved Credit by Examination assessment to evaluate student comprehension and knowledge. In addition, they will ensure that the procedures for the administration of this examination/ assessment are followed.

Credit by Examination will not be allowed for:

  • Course(s) in which the student has previously enrolled and received credit
  • Advanced Placement course(s) for which credit has been received.

Students shall be limited to challenging two (2) courses per semester or one (1) course during the summer. The limitation of two (2) courses per semester does not apply to Credit by Examination through high school articulation. The maximum number of units that can be completed is 15 units.

Grading for Credit by Examination shall be according to the regular grading system approved by the Governing Board pursuant to section 55023 except that students shall be offered a “pass/no pass” option if that option is ordinarily available for the course. (i.e. A, B, C, D, F, P, NP). If a previous substandard grade was received, pass/no pass will not be an option. The grade received on the examination will replace the last grade received.

Students must be currently registered in at least one (1) other credit course in the College District and be in good academic standing (minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA) to be eligible to petition for Credit by Examination.

(Title 5 Section 55002, 55021, 55023 55025, 55050, 55051, 55052, AP 4235 - Credit for Prior Learning)