Students may earn credit in approved courses by earning “C” or better on the appropriate HCC examination.
Credit awarded by examination becomes part of the student’s permanent record, and the grade earned on the examination is used in calculating students’ cumulative GPAs.
A student must obtain approval from the appropriate campus Academic Dean to take credit-by-examination.
In addition to a $20 non-refundable examination fee, a student who passes the examination will be required to pay a per-credit hour processing fee.
A student may obtain the required forms and additional information through the appropriate campus Academic Dean.
A student may not retake a credit-by-exam if a grade of “C” or better has been earned on a previous exam.
A student is not eligible to attempt credit-by examination for any courses in which the student is currently enrolled.
A student who has completed a course and earned a grade of “D” or “F” is eligible to repeat it through credit-by-examination.
Grades for courses repeated through credit-by-examination are recorded in the same way as courses repeated through class attendance.
If a student has applied to graduate at the end of the term and intends to take one or more courses through credit-by-examination, that student must notify the graduation clerk in the campus Office of Admissions, Registration, and Records (AR&R). In order for credit earned through examination to be used in meeting graduation requirements, a student must submit documentation of the passing grade to the appropriate Admissions, Registration, and Records office three weeks prior to the end of the academic term.
NOTE: Credit earned through credit-by-examination may not be counted toward the requirement that students complete at least 25% of the credit hours applicable to a degree in residence at the college.