Credit by Exam
The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. CFCC may grant credit in appropriate courses on the basis of CLEP examination results. The cutoff scores and credits that may be earned through the CLEP are listed in the CFCC Catalog. Students should submit official CLEP scores and meet with a counselor in Student Development prior to registration for possible credit and proper course placement.
For students in the Wilmington area, CLEP tests are administered through Testing Services at UNC-Wilmington.
More information and resources may be obtained through College Board.
For selected courses, students may request credit by proficiency examination for previous experience or training. The student must be currently enrolled at CFCC and must not have enrolled in the course prior to taking the proficiency exam. The student must obtain a form in the Registration and Records Office and make written application to the Director of Records and Registration and the department chair. Students may challenge a course only once. Students successfully passing a proficiency exam will receive credit for the course as a “CR” (credit for record). Credit by Proficiency does not usually transfer and therefore is not used for students in the College Transfer programs.
An entering first-year student may receive semester hour credits based on Advanced Placement Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). These examinations are taken prior to the student’s high school graduation. Information on this examination program may be obtained from the high school counselor. CEEB code for CFCC is 5094.
Transcript evaluations are done by the Registrar’s office based on the student’s selected program of study. Students will be sent notification via the mail regarding the courses accepted by CFCC for their program. Students may also view their transfer credits in Self Service.
It is extremely important to have all official transcripts submitted to CFCC several weeks before registration so as not to cause any delays in your registration for particular courses.
Any questions regarding your evaluation of transfer credits should be directed to the Registrar’s office.