Graduate students may obtain credit by examination for undergraduate courses required by their degree programs only and not for courses numbered 600 or above.  Note the following policies:

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for credit by examination, a student must to have a GPA of 3.0 or above and present evidence that s/he has had experience or training equivalent to that offered by the course.


To apply for credit by examination, a student must to complete an application form, obtain the appropriate signatures as indicated on the form, and pay the application fee at the Cashier’s Office. The form is available at the Office of Graduate Student Services. The course instructor will prepare the examination, which must be more comprehensive than the usual final examination and serve as the scholastic equivalent of the course.

Required Grade and Notation on Transcripts

In order to receive credit, a student must obtain a grade of B or above for the exam. There is no limit on the number of such examinations that a student may take. Credit for courses earned by examination will be noted on the transcripts as the appropriate number of credits with the CR/NC grading option.