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March 2, 1998, June 16, 2015




  1. Students who can document their proficiencies in a subject area may request credit by examination in order to accelerate their studies. Examples of documentation include: transcript(s) of similar college-level courses, record of military study, certification or license, written statements from employers regarding training, or directly related work experience.
  2. The test may be taken only once and a student who has previously registered and withdrawn from or failed the course is not eligible. The testing instructor's decision will be final.
  3. The following procedure should be used by the student who requests credit by examination:
    1. The student must be currently enrolled at Blue Ridge Community College.
    2. The student must enroll in the course and attend class prior to requesting credit by examination.
    3. The student must confer with his/her advisor and/or instructor regarding the procedure and documentation requirements.
    4. The student must present proper documentation before permission is granted.
    5. The student must complete the Application for Credit by Examination with his/her advisor and be tested within the first 15 school days of the semester.
    6. The student who successfully completes credit by examination with a grade of C or better will have the grade earned posted to their academic record.
  4. Tuition charges paid for credit by examination are non-refundable and cannot be carried forward. Federal and/or State financial aid cannot be used to pay for credit by examination courses.