2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Credit by Proficiency

Students who have taken advanced courses in high school but have not had the opportunity for Advanced Placement testing may receive college credit by proficiency if the following conditions are met:

  1. The courses must be clearly identifiable as sequential. Beginning college courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, music, and foreign language fall into this category. Each department will determine if courses are eligible.
  2. For a student to receive credit for a course(s), the student must pass the subsequent course with a grade of B- or better.
  3. The department must recommend proficiency credit be awarded to the student.

A credit posting fee may apply for placing credit by proficiency onto a transcript. Proficiency credit will be recorded on the transcript, but no grade is assigned and it has no effect on the student’s grade point average. Proficiency credit does not count toward the residency requirement.