Riverside City College
PETITION FOR CREDIT-BY-EXAMINATION
Note: The World Languages Department has different requirements for receiving credit; ask for information at
Admissions or at the World Languages Department.
To petition for credit by examination, a student must be currently enrolled in good standing at RCC but may not be
enrolled in the class for which he/she is requesting credit by examination. Student must have completed at least 12
units of work at Riverside Community College District with an overall grade point average of 2.0 (C).
Student may not apply for Credit-By-Examination until after the deadline to drop classes with a refund has passed.
A student may receive credit by examination in one course for each term. Total amount given cannot exceed 15 units.
Credit-By-Examination may be granted only for courses listed in the Riverside City College Catalog. Unit
values will be granted equal to the catalog courses.
The student who petitions for credit-by-examination will receive the grade that he/she earns on the examination. The
results of all such examinations with grades will be entered in the student’s permanent record in the same manner as for
regular courses. If a student fails an examination, an “F” grade will be reflected on the student’s transcript.
Credit-By-Examination is not treated as part of the student’s study load for any semester and, therefore, will not
require a petition for excess study load. It is not part of the study load for Selective Service Deferment or Veteran’s
Student must pay non-refundable applicable fees. Arrangements for the examination will not be final until the
department chairperson receives verification from the Admissions and Records Office of the completed petition and
payment of fees. The Department, working with the student, shall establish a date, time and place for the student
to take the examination.
Approval from the Department Chairperson shall require presentation by the student of acceptable evidence of having
had special training experience, or independent study presumed to be equivalent to the course for which credit-by-exam-
ination is requested. The Department Chairperson, after discussion with the staff concerned, must approve or disapprove
1. Student takes the form to the Department for approval.
2. If approved, student takes the form to Admissions on one of the colleges to see if criteria are met.
3. If criteria are met, student pays non-refundable fees.
4. Admissions returns the form to the Department showing that fees have been paid.
5. Admissions notifies the student that the form has been sent to the Department.
6. The student works with the Department to determine a time and place for the exam.
7. After the student has taken the examination, the Department returns the completed form to Admissions
(no later than final grade submissions for that term).
8. Admissions and Records at the college exam is taken posts grade after academic history is recorded for
the current term.
9. Student is emailed a copy of the completed Credit-By-Examination form.