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POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Registrar’s Office

Policy Author:

Helene Vance

Affected Parties:

Students

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

Liberty University offers students the opportunity to earn academic credit toward their undergraduate degrees through testing.

Policy Rationale:

To standardize the acceptance of credit by examination.

SACS Criteria:

3.4.4

Other Regulatory Criteria:

ED, SCHEV

Policy Keywords:

 Credit, exam, examination, credit by examination, credit by exam

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Review Cycle:

Every five years or as needed

Procedures:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


Advanced Placement (AP)

Students who receive the required score on the following College Board Advanced Placement examinations will be awarded academic credit toward an undergraduate degree. Credit will be awarded only in those areas applicable to the Liberty curriculum. Requisite scores can be found at https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=29455.


Information about these examinations may be obtained by writing to: The College Board; Advanced Placement Examination; PO Box 977; Princeton, New Jersey 08450.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), sponsored by The College Board, offers a unique opportunity to gain college credit for knowledge that a student has acquired. The program includes several tests covering a variety of subjects. Students who meet or exceed the Liberty University minimum score will receive the corresponding credit. Requisite scores can be found at https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=30373.


For resident students, a registration fee of $50 will be charged for each CLEP test attempted. An $80 CLEP administration fee will be charged on the day of the test. Testing is computer-based and administered in the Academic Success Center, Testing Services.


Online students may take the CLEP exam at a local testing center in their area.  Students can find an approved testing center by checking www.collegeboard.com/clep.  Upon completion of the CLEP exam, students should request the official scores to be sent directly to Liberty University for evaluation.


Institutional Challenge Examinations (ICE)

ICE are available to students with a satisfactory justification of previous knowledge in a subject area based upon a non-college training program, job, or self-learning.  Through ICE, students have the opportunity to earn credit toward their chosen degree program.  For more information about ICE, including courses that may be challenged, and to complete the ICE Request Form, visit Institutional Challenge Examinations (ICE).


DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs)

Undergraduate college credit may be earned through the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) program, which is administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) in conjunction with DANTES. Examinations are available to both military personnel and civilians.  Students may find an approved testing center and view fact sheets for various tests that are offered at www.getcollegecredit.com.  A complete list of accepted exams, course equivalency and the minimum required score is available at https://www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm?PID=30373.


Excelsior College Exam Credit

Excelsior College exams are approved for credit in the Liberty University Online program. Undergraduate college credit may be earned through Excelsior College Exams. For further information on earning credit through Excelsior exams, go to: http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/uexcel-home. The following courses are subject for credit, based on the scores earned. Requisite scores can be found here: https://www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm?PID=30373.


University of Cambridge International Exams (CIE)

For information on CIE credit, please visit: https://www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm?PID=30373.


International Baccalaureate (IB)

For information on IB credit, please visit: http://www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm?PID=26684.


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The School of Aeronautics Testing Center serves as a Federal Aviation Administration’s official Federal Aviation Testing Site for the Airman and A&P Knowledge Tests.  All test candidates, not just students in the Liberty University Aviation program, are eligible to use the FAA aviation computer-based testing center.  For scheduling please call 434-582-2183.


GRADUATE STUDENTS

Institutional Challenge Examinations (ICE) are available to students in the Rawlings School of Divinity who possess a satisfactory justification of previous knowledge in a subject area based upon a non-college training program, job, or self-learning.  Through ICE, students have the opportunity to earn credit toward their chosen degree program.  For more information about ICE, including courses that may be challenged, and to complete the ICE Request Form, visit Institutional Challenge Examinations (ICE)

Sanctions:

This information provided does not guarantee credit by examination. Appropriate scores must be met for credit by examination. The student is responsible for any fees or charges that are incurred from credit by examination.

Exceptions:

None

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