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Credit by Examination


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Credit by Examination
(RCTC Policy 3.15.8)

Part 1. Credit by Examination at RCTC:
Subpart A. Purpose. RCTC students may petition to earn credits by examination.

Part 2.  Definitions. Credit by examination can be provided for (1) courses which are currently listed in the college curriculum; and (2) students who are currently enrolled or have been previously enrolled and who therefore have an RCTC transcript to which the credits may be posted.

Part 3. Procedures. Students will initiate a Credit by Examination Petition with the Office of the Registrar. The position must be approved by an academic administrator and the faculty member who agrees to administer and evaluate the examination. Following completion of the examination, the faculty member will report the grade. A grade of “D” or higher will be required to receive credit for credit by examination. Credits earned by exams designated by college faculty will be awarded a letter grade, computed in the student’s GPA, and count toward enrollment in the college.  The grading method used will be in-line with the current approved grading method for the course.  If a student fails a credit-by-exam, that student cannot repeat the exam to improve his or her grade, but rather must take the course instead.  A student may appeal his or her credit by exam grade by following the appeal procedures specified in the student handbook.

Date of Implementation:  Fall Semester 2013

Date of Adoption:   3/9/2010

Date of Revisions: 9/10/13




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