Alternative Credit

Alternative Credit


Credit for specific arts and sciences courses may be granted to students who complete proficiency examinations administered by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

  • Students seeking to gain credit by examination should discuss their intent and the procedure with the records office.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to contact a College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Testing Center and request the CLEP subject examination that corresponds to the course being challenged.
  • The test scores and a request for credit by examination must be presented to the records office prior to the semester in which the student is scheduled to complete the course.
  • The grade to be based on the letter grade equivalents suggested by CLEP.
  • ENGL Composition courses are not eligible for CLEP credit.
  • Science courses with labs are not eligible for CLEP credit.

Advanced Placement:

Students who present Advanced Placement (AP) credit from courses completed in High School may receive commensurate college credit

  • The course will need a minimum test score of 3 and have been validated by the CEEB.
  • For sequenced courses, to receive credit for both courses, the test score must be a 5. Scores of 3 or 4 will only transfer in the first course in the sequence.
  • These credits will apply to the Kettering College degree but may not be accepted by professional schools.

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