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Feather River College
PETITION FOR CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
(Challenge of Course Criteria and Procedures)
The course is to be listed in the current catalog.
The student must be currently enrolled in one FRC course other than the one to be challenged.
The student must have completed 12 units at FRC with a 2.0 GPA in all college units approved.
Students may not challenge introductory or less advanced courses if they have successfully completed
advanced courses in the discipline.
Students may not challenge a course for which they have received credit/no credit or grades, either
satisfactory or unsatisfactory, from an accredited institution.
Credit by examination will be based on a comprehensive exam that is designed by the supervising
faculty member to cover the content of the course. If a course includes extensive writing or laboratory
exercises, these will be included in the comprehensive exam. There may be courses for which a
comprehensive exam cannot be developed or administered.
A maximum of two courses can be taken “Credit by Examination.”
Petitions must be filed in the Records Office within the first eight weeks of the semester. Exam fee is
$20.00 per unit and payable at the Records Office before taking exam.
Petitions must be approved by an instructor qualified to teach the course and who has agreed to
supervise the exam. Agreement to supervise the exam is at the discretion of the individual faculty
The student should not enroll in the course that is to be taken through “Credit by Examination.”
The student has the option of receiving credit/no credit or a grade and the course will be identified as
a “Credit by Examination” on the transcript.
When the examination has been completed, the instructor must provide the Records Office with the
student’s test and grade (use the Change of Grade form).