Credit by Examination

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Credit by Examination

Students may earn credit hours through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement tests, the Alternative Credit policy or through a variety of department-approved subject matter examinations. These examinations enable students to earn college credit for their knowledge in various subject areas by allowing them to test out of individual courses.

Credits awarded through the examination process will appear on the transcript as exam credit with a T grade and count toward the number of credit hours needed for the program degree, diploma or certificate. The dean of the respective department will have final approval of credits awarded by examination.

A maximum of 18 credits may be awarded for alternative coursework and exam credit of any kind.

Credit by examination will not be granted:

1. If it duplicates courses previously passed or failed.

2. If it puts the student over 18 credits of exam credit.

3. Until the student has earned 12 resident credit hours.