2016-2017 Catalog

Credit by Examination

Western Piedmont Community College does not award or accept credit for experiential learning. Western Piedmont Community College may grant credit by examination when students demonstrate college level achievement in a subject area by earning an acceptable score on an external or internal examination approved by the academic division from which the credit will be received. Students may only take division provided examinations for a course one time. Refer to the partial list of acceptable external examinations.

Students who successfully complete the Credit by Examination process will receive a grade on the transcript of “CR.” Hours for the course credited will apply toward graduation requirements, but students shall earn no grade points for such credit. In no case shall the combined total of any transfer credit hours, credits by examination, credit for external examinations or course substitutions represent more than one-half of the specified number of hours required for the degree or diploma toward which students are applying those credits.