If reasonable evidence exists that a student possesses academic proficiency in a subject area, the student may petition to take a proficiency examination. Proficiency examinations are limited to those courses recommended by the division chairperson and approved by the dean. Students must complete a written petition and have it approved by the instructor of the course, their advisor, division chair, associate vice president for educational services, and the division chair of the subject area in which the course is offered.
An evaluation fee is required for a proficiency examination and must be paid in advance. The evaluation fee is $30 per credit hour. A grade will be given and the credit earned will be posted to the student’s transcript. No official record is made of failures. Tuition and fees will not be assessed for credit earned by proficiency examination.
Proficiency examinations are given with the following criteria: