Transfer Credit

Challenge Examinations

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.