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If you think you already meet the requirements of a course by experience or previous training, you may request credit-by-examination. You may not request credit-by-examination for courses in which you are currently enrolled. The Registrar's Office has information about the courses for which credit-by-examination is available. The examination may be an approved subject examination (not a general examination) of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement Exams (CEEB), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), International Baccalaureate Program Exams, (IB) or an instructor-made test, depending on the course. You should ensure college acceptance of specific national exams prior to taking them. Scores for national testing programs, such as CLEP, AP and DSST, will be valid for 10 years.

You must pay a test administration service charge for each course examination. This charge is in addition to fees charged by testing companies--eg. CLEP, DSST. This service charge must be paid prior to taking the examination and is not refundable. Final acceptance of credit-by-examination for specific degree purposes is determined by the degree-granting institution. If you are planning to use credit-by-examination to meet degree requirements at other institutions, you should check the receiving institution's requirements.

You must be currently enrolled as a credit student at Dallas College to receive credit-by-examination. Although your current enrollment in a course may normally make you ineligible for national testing programs, the Foreign Language Curriculum Committee permits an exception to this policy for students enrolled in foreign language courses.

You may earn as many credits through examination as your ability permits and needs require, but at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation must be taken through instruction and not through credit-by-examination. Credit-by-examination may be attempted only one time in Dallas College for any given course and a minimum score must be earned in order for credit to be recorded. Those who successfully complete an approved credit-by-examination may choose to have either the grade earned, if it is made available, or "CR" recorded on the transcript. Only letter grades of A, B, or C for credit-by-exam will be calculated into the GPA. If a student chooses "CR" for a credit-by-exam or if "CR" is the only option available to students, the "CR" cannot be calculated into the GPA. Students who meet the minimum passing standard on Computerized CLEP exams will be awarded "CR". The option for a letter grade is currently not available.

The following national tests are approved for credit-by-examination:

CLEP Computerized Test Subject Exams

(CLEP General Exams are NOT approved)

*See Campus Testing Center for test limitations for these computerized CLEP exams

Test Name Minimum
Financial Accounting503ACCT 2301
Biology50 6BIOL 1406, 1407
Principles of Management 50 3BMGT 1327
Introductory Business Law503BUSI 2301
Chemistry506CHEM 1411, 1412
Principles of Macroeconomics503ECON 2301
Principles of Microeconomics503ECON 2302
English Literature503ENGL 2321
American Literature50 3ENGL 2326
French Language, Level I50 8FREN 1411, 1412
French Language, Level II 59 11FREN 1411, 1412, 2311
German Language, Level I508 GERM 1411, 1412
German Language, Level II60 11GERM 1411, 1412, 2311
*American Government503GOVT 2305
History of United States I: Early Colonization to 1877503HIST 1301
History of United States II: 1865 to Present503HIST 1302
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648503HIST 2311
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present503HIST 2312
Principles of Marketing 503MRKG 1311
College Algebra503MATH 1314
Precalculus 503MATH 2412
Calculus504MATH 2413
Introductory Psychology50 3PSYC 2301
Human Growth & Development503PSYC 2314
Introduction to Sociology503SOCI 1301
Spanish Language, Level I508SPAN 1411, 1412
Spanish Language, Level II6311SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311
Spanish with Writing, Level I508SPAN 1411, 1412
Spanish With Writing, Level II6311SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311
*In order to receive credit-by-exam for GOVT 2306, students must take a departmental test on Texas Government. The departmental GOVT 2306 test may be given only to students who have also received credit for Government 2305 via CLEP.
AP Advanced Placement

(*See more information below concerning these exams.)

Test Name Minimum
Art History36ARTS 1303, 1304
Biology38BIOL 1406, 1407
Calculus AB34MATH 2413
Calculus BC38MATH 2414, 2413
Chemistry 38CHEM 1411, 1412
Chinese Language and Culture38CHIN 1411, 1412
Chinese Language and Culture411CHIN 1411, 1412, 2311
Chinese Language and Culture 514CHIN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
Computer Science A38COSC 1436, 1437
English - Language and Comp33ENGL 1301
*English - Literature and Comp3(3 hours of Literature - ENGL)
Environmental Science44ENVR 1401
*French - Language and Culture38FREN 1411, 1412
*French - Language and Culture411FREN 1411, 1412, 2311
*French - Language and Culture514FREN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
*German - Language and Culture38GERM 1411, 1412
*German - Language and Culture411GERM 1411, 1412, 2311
*German - Language and Culture514GERM 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
Government and Politics - US33GOVT 2305
Government - Comparative and Politics33GOVT 2371
History - European 36HIST 2311, 2312
History - US36HIST 1301, 1302
Human Geography33GEOG 1302
Japanese Language and Culture38JAPN 1411, 1412
Japanese Language and Culture411JAPN 1411, 1412, 2311
Japanese Language and Culture514JAPN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
Macroeconomics 33ECON 2301
Microeconomics33ECON 2302
Music Theory33MUSI 1311
Physics C (test taken between 08/01/2004 to 08/31/14)38 PHYS 2425, 2426
Physics B (test taken between 08/01/2004 to 08/31/14)38 PHYS 1401, 1402
Physics 134 PHYS 1401
Physics 234 PHYS 1402
Physics C - Mechanics34 PHYS 2425
Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism34 PHYS 2426
Psychology33PSYC 2301
*Spanish - Language and Culture38SPAN 1411, 1412
*Spanish - Language and Culture411SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311
*Spanish - Language and Culture514SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
Statistics33MATH 1342
Studio Art-Drawing Portfolio33ARTS 1316

*Students taking Advanced Placement Exams have a choice of receiving a grade or "CR" for credit, except for the AP language exams and English--Literature and Composition exam, for which only "CR" may be granted. For all but the AP language exams and English--Literature and Composition exam, a score of 3 equals C; a score of 4 equals B; a score of 5 equals A. If you take any of the tests listed above, you should check with the Registrar's Office to ensure these tests will be accepted in lieu of coursework. You should do this prior to taking the test as the previous list may change. You may challenge courses not on this list by taking an instructor-made examination. If you are interested in this method, contact the appropriate academic division office.

Test Name Minimum
Introduction to Business (version 2 retired 12/31/12)4003BUSI 1301
Introduction to Business (version 3 Start date 1/1/13)4003BUSI 1301
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (retired 9/1/14)463PSYC 2314
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (Version 2 Start date 3/1/17)4003PSYC 2314
Principles of Statistics (Start date 1/1/20)4003MATH 1342

Students who pass all sections of the Certified Administrator Professional (CAP) exam will be granted credit for 15 hours (or five courses) from a selected list of Dallas College BOSS courses:

POFI 1301 - Computer Applications I
POFI 1341 - Computer Applications II (MS Office) or
POFI 1349 - Spreadsheets (Excel)
POFT 1301 - Business English
POFT 1309 - Administrative Office Procedures
POFT 1319 - Records Management
POFT 2312 - Business Correspondence and Communication

Students must complete 12 college level hours within The college and at least two courses must be completed in the Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program with a grade of "C" or better. Credit earned through the CAP is applicable only to the BOSS program.