Jun 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Credit by Examination

The University awards credit by examination for CEEB-AP (College Entrance Examination Board-Advanced Placement), CLEP (College-Level Examination Program), DSST (formerly known as DANTES – Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) and IB (International Baccalaureate). These programs allow a student to receive course credit without participating in the course. Only official documents coming from an authorized center will be evaluated. Credit by examination appearing on transcripts from other universities will not be evaluated. A student will not receive credit for both credit by examination and completing an equivalent course. Tusculum University undergraduate students may earn a maximum of 18 semester hours of prior learning credit toward the total number of semester hours required for graduation providing the following have been met:

  1. The student has received permission to take the exam from the Registrar (CLEP and DSST only).
  2. The student must pass with the minimum score determined by the Tusculum University faculty for the AP and the American Council on Education (ACE) for CLEP and DSST.
  3. Credit will be received as “pass,” that is, no hours attempted or quality points will be computed in the examinee’s quality point average.
  4. Unsatisfactory scores will not become a part of the student’s record.
  5. The number of semester hours granted will be determined by the scope of the material measured, as recommended by the Council on College-Level Examination (CLEP and DSST).
  6. AP, CLEP and DSST credit may not be acceptable for Pre-Professional and Education majors.