Office of Academic Affairs
Policy on Credit by Examination
North Georgia offers Credit by Examination upon approval of the academic department concerned and the Vice President for Academic Affairs 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.
Credit awarded by
examination can be given only for courses officially approved for
academic credit by the university. The institution's web page contains
a listing of courses for which a student may earn credit by examination
(see links below). The credit 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 and no more than 24 hours of IB credit. A
student who has earned a grade
other than a W in the course may not earn CLEP or DANTES credit for the
course. A student may earn CLEP or DANTES 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.
The University awards credit for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, the Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), and the Advanced Placement Program (AP) tests administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, and the International Baccalaureate (IB). A student may also exempt specific courses by departmental testing.
Credit by examination must be completed two weeks prior to the academic review day for the term in order to be recorded on the transcript by the deadline for the term.
Listed below are the AP, CLEP, and IB charts that show credits granted by NGCSU.