Dec 12, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog

Credit by Examination

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Students may sit for nine (9) credits by examination. Students who successfully complete comprehensive examinations for certain approved courses will receive the credits as “credits by examination.” To receive credit, authorization must be secured from the appropriate School Dean and the Office of Academic Affairs prior to completion of any examination. The examination must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher on first attempt for credit to be received. Authorization may not be granted for the purpose of acquiring credit for a course previously completed or attempted for which a letter grade (including W or I) has been assigned at Mount Ida College or for the purpose of acquiring a letter grade with a quality point value affecting the cumulative grade point average for a course for which the College has previously granted transfer credit or life experience credit. Credit by examination may not be attained on a pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Credit by examination may not be used to evade placement test results and requirements, nor may it substitute for the First-Year Seminar course (CC101).


  • The student obtains a Credit by Examination Request Form from the Office of the Registrar.
  • Using this form, the student requests a credit by examination for a particular course from a faculty member who teaches in the program or department offering the course and is willing to create and administer such an examination.
  • The faculty member agrees to create and administer the examination for the student. He/she signifies approval by signing the student’s form and submitting it to the appropriate School Dean.
  • The School Dean signifies approval for Credit by Examination by signing the form and forwarding it to the Office of the Registrar.  Prior to approval, the student must demonstrate that he/she has made complete payment to the Office of Student Financial Services. The fees charged for Credit by Examination are $300 per credit hour.
  • The student then presents the approved Credit by Examination Request Form to the instructor who will administer the examination.
  • Once the examination is completed and a grade determined, the instructor reports the earned grade in a timely manner to the Office of the Registrar who will record the grade on the student’s official transcript provided the requisite minimum grade for credit by examination (C or higher) is achieved.

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