Before seeking approval to take a challenge examination, a student should be prepared to show evidence that s/he has attained equivalent knowledge and skills through post-secondary life/work experience or non-credit programs and courses.
- Student must be currently enrolled and placed in a curriculum (cannot be non-degree).
- Challenge examination must be based on established course learning outcomes as stated in the colleges Official Course Outline in i-INCURR.
- The examination must be comprehensive (a comprehensive final exam can be used).
- A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in order to be given credit (credit will be posted on the academic record as “TR”).
- Note – credit shall not be awarded for a course previously enrolled in, and examinations can only be attempted once.
- Credit cannot be used to meet the residency requirement for graduation.
- No more than 25% of the credit hours applied toward the curriculum can be earned through Challenge Examinations.
- Credit posted only applies to the TCC curriculum and may not be accepted by another institution to which the student may transfer.
- Available challenge examinations will be posted on the Office of the College Registrar website. New examinations will be added when necessary.
- Student obtains the approval from a faculty member or program head, who has agreed to develop and/or administer the examination. Approval from the Academic Dean is also required.
- Complete the Application for Credit for Local Exam or Experiential Learning (Portfolio) Credit.
- A separate form is needed for each course challenged.
- Once the student completes the challenge exam, the Academic Dean will submit the completed Application for Credit by Local Exam or Experiential Learning (Portfolio) Credit and the graded challenge exam to the Office of the College Registrar through the Advanced Standing Evaluation Tool (ASET) in i-INCURR.
- The Office of the College Registrar will update the academic record as appropriate.
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