Credit by Institutional Exam (CBIE) allows you to request to earn credit for a course by passing an exam. Exams may be composed of different sections such as multiple choice, esasys, projects and skills, or performance evaluations.
To start the process, you must meet with your Academic Advisor to identify which exams are available, and for your campus specific guidelines.
Completing a CBIE will earn you one of two grades:
1. CE - Credit Earned 2. NCE - No Credit Earned
Remember: These grades do not factor into your grade point average.
The cost for taking a CBIE is half the tuition fee for the course you want credit for.
For example, if the tuition for the course is $378, the cost for the CBIE is $189.
Proficiency Exams are college level exams providing credit for specific courses developed by institutions, private organizations, or government agencies. Some college courses must be taken at the campus and cannot be earned by taking a proficiency exam. Meet with yoru Academic Advisor to discuss this option.
To take a proficency exam, meet with your Academic Advisor to identify which exam is the most beneficial and will be applied towards your academic program.
The cost for taking a proficiency exam range between $85 - $350 depending on the exam.
After the payment has been made and the exam is complete, the scores must be submitted to your college campus.
Non-Collegiate Sponsored Education refers to knowledge learned from training completed on-the-job. Students who have completed formal training from different industries, the military, on-the-job training sessions, or federal and state agencies may earn college credit based on what was learned.
To have your training evaluated, contact your Academic Advisor to start the process.