What is Credit by Exam?
Credit by exam requests for General Studies and selected Business & Information Technology courses can be submitted through the student portal (my.nwtc). Credit by exam requests for other courses are available from the Academic Divisions or from designated staff on the Marinette or Sturgeon Bay Campuses.
- ENROLLED in a class: This exam must be taken within the first 2 weeks of the class start date. Student is to attend class until credit by exam grade is accepted or declined. Student must accept/decline the grade within 14 days of taking the exam. There is no additional fee for credit by exam while enrolled in class. Student will be issued a letter grade for course that will impact student’s GPA.
- NOT ENROLLED in a class: This exam, if available, can be taken at any time in the school year. The fee is 50% of the tuition per credit and is nonrefundable. Student transcript is updated with “EX” grade and will not affect the student’s GPA.
You may be granted credit for a specific technical college course(s) by demonstrating competency based on methods determined by the appropriate academic team.
The assessment may consist of a performance exam, practical exam, portfolio or a combination of methods chosen by the academic team. Only one credit by exam per catalog number can be taken per school year (i.e. 2015 – 2016 school year = June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016).
This procedure does not apply to standards, qualifications or licenses required by an agency outside the college.
Please make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss Challenge Exam Option.