After consultation with an academic adviser, students wishing to “test out” of a 100- or 200-level course must send a request in writing to the Dean of the School of Health Sciences. Include the course number and title, and the specific reason for the request. Also include any supportive background information such as copies of certifications, assessments, workshops attended, etc. To ensure that your documentation and rationale meets the course objectives, obtain a copy of the course abstract or syllabus from the school office.
The administration and faculty will review the request and determine whether credit for life experience can be awarded or if the student is eligible to take an examination for credit.
If an exam is to be given, the student must provide the school office with proof of payment of the $50 evaluation fee (paid at Student Accounts Office). The exam will be scheduled prior to the end of the third week of classes. The $50 evaluation fee is also applicable for credit for life experience. The school office will initiate appropriate paperwork to attach credits to the student’s profile.
Visit the College Alternative Credit FAQ Web page for general requirements and procedures, such as how alternative credit affects GPA, how it is reflected on transcripts.
Or visit the College Catalog for general requirements and procedures.