Credit by Examination
Credit by examination is recognized by Quinebaug Valley Community College when applicable to the degree or certificate program in which a student is enrolled.
Credit Hours earned by examinations are assigned the "TR" (transfer credit) grade. No quality points are earned. The student's GPA is not affected.
External Examinations (CLEP and DANTES)
QVCC accepts all College Level Examination Program (CLEP) General and Subject Examinations, awarding credit for scores earned according to current CLEP and national guidelines. At QV, English 101 Composition credit is awarded for the English Composition with Essay exam only. Other CLEP Composition exams are awarded English elective credit only.
QVCC accepts all DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), awarding credit for scores earned according to current DSST guidelines.
CLEP and DSST testing is available through the Learning Center for currently credit registered students and QVCC graduates. The student is responsible for paying both the current QVCC proctoring fee and the current 3rd party fee associated with these examinations.
Credit by Examination (CBE) – College-sponsored Examinations
A student may, on the basis of previous study and experience, take a special examination for credit for some approved QVCC courses without having enrolled in those courses. Exams are offered at the discretion of individual faculty members. Ordinarily, a student cannot earn credit by examination in a course for which he/she has already received a passing grade.
Students must be currently registered in at least one credit course at QVCC to take a CBE.
The student pays the current academic evaluation fee in advance for each examination and registers to take the CBE in the Learning Center.