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Credit by Examination

University of North Georgia offers Credit by Examination (CBE) when scores on nationally standardized examinations (CLEP, etc.) or other academic experience strongly indicates that the student has acquired the information or skills related to given courses of instruction offered by the university.

In evaluating student submissions for possible credit, the university is guided by the principles developed by the American Council on Education (ACE), a national association of higher education institutions that serves adult learners and nontraditional students by evaluating and translating workplace learning and nontraditional education experiences into academic credits, and armed services members by evaluating and recommending equivalent college credits for military training and experience. The institution is further guided by the recommendations of the USG Adult Learning Consortium, which UNG is a member.

Credit awarded by examination can be given only for courses officially approved for academic credit by the university. The links on the right-hand side of this page contain listings of courses for which a student may earn credit by examination. The credit (noted with a grade of K) carries no academic grade and is not computed into the grade point average. The university limits the number of hours of Credit by Examination to 45 semester hours to a bachelor's degree. No more than 30 hours of credit by exam credit may be applied to an associate degree program.

A student who has earned a grade other than a W in the course may not earn CLEP, DSST, or other exam credit for the course. A student may earn CLEP, DSST, or other exam credit for a course in which he/she is currently enrolled provided that the student withdraws from the course no later than the last date in the term to withdraw with a W. Students should be aware that medical, dental and other professional schools may not recognize course credit by examination in their admissions processes.

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