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Pellissippi State Credit by Examination

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. The Pellissippi State Credit Exam fee is $25. 


  • 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


  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 AreaPellissippi State CourseCredit Hours Awarded
COMPOSITIONENGL 1010English Composition I3
ENGL 1020English Composition II3
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGYENST 1370Manufacturing Processes3
ENST 1340Machine Tool Technology3
METC 1310Statics with Applications3
METC 2310Strength of Materials3
ENST 1351GD & T3
MATHMATH 1010Math for General Studies3
MATH 1030Introduction of College Mathematics3
MATH 1130College Algebra3
MATH 1530Introductory Statistics3
MATH 1710Precalculus Algebra3
MATH 1720Precalculus Trigonometry3
MATH 1730Precalculus5
MATH 1830Basic Calculus & Modeling4
MATH 1910Calculus I4
BUSINESSADMN 1311Word Processing I3
ADMN 1302Keyboarding/Formatting I3
ADMN 1313Spreadsheet Applications3
ADMN 2306Legal Terminology & Transcription3
ADMN 1306Medical Terminology I3
ADMN 2325Medical Terminology II3
CITC 1310/1110Programming I & Lab4
CITC 1320A+ Hardware and Software3
CITC 1302/1102Introduction to Networking & Lab4
CITC 1330Microsoft Desktop OS3
CITC 1303Database Concepts3
CITC 2326Network Security3
SOCIAL SCIENCEANTH 1130Introduction to Physical Anthropology3
ANTH 1430Prehistoric Archaeology3
ANTH 1230Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
PSYC 1030General Psychology3
BIOL 1120General Biology II4
BIOL 2400Principles of Nutrition3
CHEM 1010Principles of Chemistry4
CHEM 1110General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1120General Chemistry II4
LIBERAL ARTSFREN 1010Beginning French I3
FREN 1020Beginning French II3
FREN 2010Intermediate French I3
FREN 2020Intermediate French II3
GERM 1010Beginning German I3
GERM 1020Beginning German II3
GERM 2010Intermediate German I3
GERM 2020Intermediate German II3
MUS 1030Music Appreciation3
MUS 1027Class Piano I3
MUS 1127Class Piano II3
SPAN 1010Beginning Spanish I3
SPAN 1020Beginning Spanish II3
SPAN 2010Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 2020Intermediate Spanish II3
Credit for Welding may be awarded on a case-by-case basis based on demonstration of skills.  Please contact Brock Evans,