Cochise College offers credit by exam for many courses. Credit by exam is useful when you wish to demonstrate your prior knowledge by testing out of a course. You must register for those courses in which you wish to establish credit by exam.
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible to request credit by exam:
If you qualify, you will take the examination prior to the last day to add classes in a given semester or prior to an alternative date established by the department. To earn credit by exam, you must receive a grade of C or higher.
You may not apply for credit by exam if you have:
You may challenge only those courses numbered 100 or above.
Credits and grades earned will be computed into your grade point average but may not be used to fulfill residency requirements or to meet VA or financial aid requirements for determining benefit status. Only full-time faculty or designee may administer credit by examination.
You may apply for credit by examination by obtaining an application form from the instructional department offering the course. Permission and signatures from the appropriate instructor and instructional administrator are required.