Credit by Exam

Credit by Exam

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Each college and university has its own policy for credit earned by examination and any such credit allowed by one institution may not necessarily be accepted at another.

A student must have earned at least three credit hours of course work at San Jacinto College before the College will post credit for College Level Evaluation Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or departmental examinations to the student’s transcript. Credit for CLEP, AP, IB, departmental examinations or a combination thereof may not exceed 30 credit hours.

A student who has previously received a grade (A, B, C, D, F or I) in a course may not receive CLEP, AP, IB, or departmental examination credit for the same course.

Grades and credit hours are assigned to credit earned by departmental examinations; a minimum grade of C is required to earn credit. Term hours only are assigned to credit earned by CLEP, AP, and IB examinations. Residence credit is not given for CLEP, AP, IB or departmental examinations and they are not included in GPA calculations.

Application for Prior Learning Assessment Form