Credit-by-Examination Testing Policy

Atlantic Cape's Credit-by-Exam tests are proficiency tests. They demonstrate your knowledge in a certain area. Eligibility for college credit is limited to those who pass the tests. Candidates will be notified of test results by mail approximately two weeks after the test.

  • Credit-by-exam tests can be taken only once. There is a No Re-Test policy for these examinations.
  • Credit-by-exam tests cannot be used to obtain college credit for a course where a grade of "F" has been given.
  • Credit-by-exam credits will not appear on your official college transcript until after you have completed 12 credit hours at Atlantic Cape. The total amount of credits you may transfer through the credit transfer process, including Credit-by-Examination, is 32 credits.
  • All credit-by-exam tests require an initial fee of $25. This fee covers administration, scoring and processing of the tests and test results.

To receive credit, you will be required to present your test results and pay the required tuition for each credit. Credit-by-exam credit will not automatically appear on your official transcript. You must complete the Evaluation of Credits form that is available from the Admissions Office. The Evaluation of Credits form has processing fee of $25, payable to Atlantic Cape at the Business Office. You must also be enrolled in Atlantic Cape courses for at least one semester prior to submitting the Evaluation of Credits form.