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Credit by Examination
UAS offers and accepts a number of credit-by-exam options. These exams are accepted or offered based upon academic policy and accreditation standards. A maximum of 30 semester credit hours taken through standardized exams will be accepted by UAS toward a bachelor’s degree, 15 semester credit hours will be accepted toward an associate’s degree, and 9 semester credit hours will be accepted toward an undergraduate certificate.
Advanced Placement Credit through College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB):
The University of Alaska grants transfer credit for satisfactory performance (a grade of “3” or higher) on the College Board Advanced Placement Tests. Students would normally complete this test during their senior year in high school. An individual wanting CEEB advanced placement credit must request an official report of scores obtained on the exam to be sent to the Office of Admissions. Upon admission, appropriate credit will be awarded. Individuals may receive credit for more than one examination.
English 111 will be waived for students who score 30 points or higher on the ACT exam, or 620 points or higher on the SAT exam.
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides an opportunity for students admitted to UAS degree programs to may test out of coursework in fine arts, humanities, social science, foreign language, English, math, and natural science. With the 2001 transition from paper-and-pencil exams to a computer-delivered system, ACE (American Council on Education) recommends that a minimum score of “50” must be attained to earn college credit. Students who take the CLEP the English Composition with Essay and score 500 points or higher will receive 3 semester hours of credit for English 111. NOTE: The CLEP General Exam in English Composition without Essay will be transferred as elective credit only. Students cannot challenge English 211 or 212.
Credit for non-traditional education can be earned through the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests program (DSST). Credits will be awarded only if students are admitted to degree and certificate programs and have taken courses at UAS. American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for minimum test scores will be accepted. Exams may be repeated after an interval of one year. Auditing a course does not preclude obtaining credit for the course by taking the DSST subject standardized test. Credit will not be given for any course for which credit has previously been earned.
Credit by Examination – UAS:
Currently enrolled UAS students admitted to a degree program are eligible to request credit by examination. First check with the instructor of the course that you would like to challenge, or with the chair of the department under which the course is offered. Final approval to challenge a course comes from the appropriate Academic Dean or Campus Director. Students may not receive credit by examination for a course that is a prerequisite to another course in which they are currently enrolled or have completed. A course challenged for credit must not duplicate a course for which credit has already been given. If a student has audited or previously enrolled in a class, he or she may not request credit via examination for the class until the subsequent academic year. Departmental exams will be graded pass/fail and do not carry grade points. Exams may not be repeated earlier than one year from the previous test date. Students must complete a Request for Credit By Exam form Cost is $45 per credit hour.