TMCC College Catalog
previous training, education or credit by examination toward
an associate degree, with the following limitations:
not more than 75 percent of the credits required for a degree
may be applied from other colleges and universities.
not more than 30 semester credits from credit by
not more than 16 semester credits from non-traditional
If credit is more than 10 years old, only elective credit will
be granted unless the student provides copies of course
descriptions for Transfer Credit Evaluation. Credit may also
be granted if the student has been employed in the field since
she/he successfully completed the course.
Advanced Standing for Credit by Examination
A. The maximum number of credits earned by examination
that may apply toward a degree may not exceed 30 credits.
B. Grading for examinations will be on an S/U basis. Credit
is granted on the basis of the policy below and is posted on
the transcript with a grade of S (Satisfactory). Examinations
which are graded U (Unsatisfactory) will not be posted to
C. Credit earned by examination may not apply toward
satisfying the minimum 15 credits in residence required for
D. Each student is responsible for arranging to complete the
various examinations and for requesting the official score
reports be sent directly to the Admissions and Records
E. TMCC reserves the right to deny any petition for credit.
F. Credit by examination does not count as part of a student’s
credit load for any given semester nor is it computed into
the grade point average.
G. Only currently admitted students may seek credit by
H. No examination may be taken or repeated for additional
I. Credit may not be earned for an examination that covers, at
an elementary level, the subject matter of a more advanced
course for which the student has already received credit or
is currently enrolled in. Decisions about the hierarchy of
classes shall be made by the appropriate academic division.
J. Credit will be granted as general elective credit only, unless
specific examinations have been placed on the college’s
Challenge List, and therefore have been determined to be
equivalent to specific general education or departmental
core requirements. If an additional satisfactory essay or
demonstration is required in addition to an exam on
the challenge list, credit will not be granted unless the
additional requirement is fulfilled.
K. Specific Examinations and Limitations
a. ACT PEP (Proficiency Examination Program): In general, three
credits may be granted for each examination for scores of 50
or above, a letter grade of C or higher, or a Pass grade, and a
satisfactory essay where required.
b. CBAPE (College Board Advanced Placement Examination):
Three or more credits may be granted for scores of 3, 4 or 5
and a satisfactory essay where required. See following page
for complete CBAPE table.
c. CLEP (College Level Examination Program): Three or more
credits may be granted for subject exams with a score of 50
or more which meets the ACE recommendations for credit.
Some exams may require an essay in addition to the objective
d. DANTES (Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education
Support) Examinations: Three or more credits may be granted
for completion of an exam with a score of 50 or higher, and a
satisfactory essay, where required.
e. Departmental Examinations
Only examinations on approved course challenge list may be
A student may not retake a departmental examination.
From the time of application for a departmental examination,
a student has one full semester in which to complete the
f. International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination
The college grants credit and assigns a
higher level examinations passed with scores of 5, 6, or 7.
Credit is not granted for the standard level examinations.
A maximum of 24 credits may be granted for examinations
completed through the IB diploma program. Evaluation is on
a course by course basis with a maximum of eight semester
credits in any one discipline. The following examinations have
been determined to have TMCC course equivalence.
Score Required University Course
5, 6, 7
CHEM LELC (3 credits)
English (Lang A1)
French Language 5, 6 or 7
or 7 on Math w/
Option 8: Statistics and
or 7 on Math w/
Option 9 or 11
or 7 on Math w/
Option 10: Series
Equations - Topic 10
Spanish Language 5, 6, 7
Advanced Standing from Nontraditional Sources
Military training and schools; United States Armed Forces
Institute (USAFI); Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education
Support (DANTES); correspondence; extension; certificate; and
A. Applicants must submit all official documents and specific
information on the length, content, and other pertinent
documentation before an evaluation will be completed.
B. A maximum of 25 percent of the credits required for the
degree/emphasis/certificate may be accepted in this category
except as noted below).
C. Credit granted in this category may be used for the associate
of applied science and associate of general studies degrees.
These credits consist of those designated by ACE guide
as lower division baccalaureate credits. Upper division
baccalaureate credits, as defined by ACE, may be used in
Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees.
D. Credit is granted on the basis of the policy below and is
posted on the transcript.
E. Credit earned from nontraditional sources may not apply
toward satisfying the minimum fifteen credits in residence
required for graduation purposes.