Non-Traditional Credit

Students may establish credit in courses offered by UACCB by test-out, experience, or examination. Credit earned through non-traditional methods is limited to 30 credit hours, and may not transfer to other institutions.

Test-out: Students must complete the test at one sitting, unless it includes two parts (i.e., lab and written exams). Test-out examinations for specific courses may be taken only once each spring, summer, or fall semester, with at least a 30 day period between testing. Students may not apply test-out credits toward credit computation for financial aid programs or student grade point average, or certificates of proficiency requirements.

Students may test out of the following courses:

CIS 1003 Introduction to Computers
CIS 1033 PC Hardware Repair I
CIS 1053 Computer Software Applications
BIO 2003/2001 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab
BIO 2013/2011 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab

NOTE: An examination fee (see tuition and fees chart) must be paid prior to the exam. A student must present receipt at the time of testing. If the student passes the test, the student will be required to pay a per credit hour fee for the credit by examination to be documented on his or her transcript. Students must be enrolled at UACCB before credits will be applied to transcript.

By Experience: Students may request credit for a college course through life experience. Students requesting such credit must submit sufficient documentation. The division chair should be contacted for specific details of the process. Upon notification of experiential learning credits to be awarded, the student must pay the per credit hour fee in order for these credits to be transcripted. (Note: If a test-out is offered in a course, credit by experiential learning may not be requested.)

Examination: UACCB serves as an open CLEP test center. CLEP tests will be administered online, by appointment. UACCB will only award credit for tests that are the equivalent of its courses. Students must achieve the minimum acceptable score, as listed by the American Council on Education, to be awarded credit at UACCB. Students’ transcripts will indicate a grade of "CR” for the credit awarded. A fee for each exam will be charged. For further details, please contact the Testing Center or the Director of Student Development.

A minimum score of 50 will be accepted for each CLEP Subject Exam. The College Composition Modular has an additional essay component. UACCB will award credit for the following CLEP examinations:

Subject Exams UACCB Course
College Composition Modular with essay ENG 1103
American Government POS 2103
History of the U.S. I HIS 2003
History of the U.S.II HIS 2013
Human Growth & Development PSY 2013
Principles of Macroeconomics ECN 2013
Introductory Psychology PSY 1003
Introductory Sociology SOC 2003
College Algebra MTH 1023
Biology for Majors BIO 1103 & 1101
Introductory Business Law BUS 2033
Spanish I and II SPA 1003 & 1013
Principles of Management BUS 2013
Principles of Marketing BUS 2513