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Pellissippi State Credit by Examination

Students who believe their prior academic or work experience fulfills requirements for a particular course may request permission to receive credit for the course through taking an examination in lieu of attending the course. 

Credit by Examination Policy 04:05:00

Requirements

  • Minimum high school or college GPA of 2.5
  • Submit Credit by Examination Form
  • $25 non-refundable fee prior to taking exam
  • Deadline for fall semester is September 15
  • Deadline for spring semester is February 15

Procedures

  1. The student selects the appropriate request form below and fill it out.
  2. The student submits the form, which will route it to the department dean.
  3. Department dean reviews request, approves or denies request, and informs student of decision.
  4. If request is approved, the dean will provide instructions for paying testing fee at the Cashier’s office.
  5. After fee payment, the student can take the test.
  6. Test is returned to department office and evaluated by a committee of department faculty.
  7. The dean sends exam and completed Credit by Exam form to vice president of Academic Affairs, who approves or denies granting of credit, then sends packet to the Records Office.
  8. The Records office verifies that the fee payment has been received for course, records the credit, and notifies the student.

 

Below you will find a list of the courses for which exams for credit are given.

 

Subject Area Pellissippi State Course Credit Hours Awarded
COMPOSITION
Composition Request
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Engineering Request
MET 1012 Materials & Manufacturing Process 3
MET 1022 Shop Practices 3
MET 1040 Applied Statics 3
MET 1050 Strength of Materials 3
MET 2310 Geometrics & Coordinate Measuring 3
MATH
Math Request
MATH 1010 Survey of Mathematics   3
MATH 1030 Introduction of College Mathematics 3
MATH 1130 College Algebra 3
MATH 1530 Elementary Probability & Statistics 3
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra 3
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry 3
MATH 1730 Precalculus 5
MATH 1830 Basic Calculus & Modeling 4
MATH 1910 Calculus I 4
BUSINESS
Business Request
ADMN 1311 Word Processing I 3
ADMN 1302 Keyboarding/Formatting I 3
ADMN 1313 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ADMN 2306 Legal Terminology & Transcription 3
ADMN 1306 Medical Terminology I 3
ADMN 2325 Medical Terminology II 3
CITC 1310/1110 Programming I & Lab 4
CITC 1320 A+ Hardware and Software 3
CITC 1302/1102 Introduction to Networking & Lab 4
CITC 1330 Microsoft Desktop OS 3
CITC 1303 Database Concepts 3
CITC 2326 Network Security 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Social Science Request
ANT 1100 Physical Anthropology 3
ANT 1200 Prehistoric Archaeology 3
ANT 1300 Cultural Anthropology 3
PSYC 1030 General Psychology 3
NATURAL SCIENCES
Natural Science Request
BIOL 1110 General Biology I 4
BIOL 1120 General Biology II 4
BIOL 2400 Principles of Nutrition 3
CHEM 1010 Principles of Chemistry 4
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II 4
LIBERAL ARTS
Liberal Arts Request
FREN 1010 Beginning French I 3
FREN 1020 Beginning French II 3
FREN 2010 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 2020 Intermediate French II 3
GERM 1010 Beginning German I 3
GERM 1020 Beginning German II 3
GERM 2010 Intermediate German I 3
GERM 2020 Intermediate German II 3
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 1610 Class Piano I 3
MUS 1620 Class Piano II 3
SPAN 1010 Beginning Spanish I 3
SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish II 3
SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II 3

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