Credit by Proficiency Examination

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With the prior approval of their respective advisers, academic unit heads, and the Dean of the Graduate College, students may obtain credit for a course by paying the published fee and taking a special examination. Credit by examination is limited to nine credit hours with grades of “A” or “B” and is subject to the limitations for transfer credit in a degree program. Special exams are not permitted for courses in which the student has previously enrolled or for topics in which the student has never taken a course. Students need to be registered in a semester in which a special examination is taken. The Credit by Proficiency Examination Form is submitted to initiate this request, and must be obtained through the Office of the Registrar (