Credit By Examination

Any student accepted by Fisher College may be awarded credits toward his or her degree or certificate by demonstrating his or her knowledge and competency through the nationally recognized College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Credit will not be awarded if equivalent coursework has been completed either prior to, or later than the examination. It is the student's responsibility to arrange to take the examination at any of the national testing centers and to provide Fisher College official documentation of their scores. Credit by examination will be awarded based on the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE). Please note that credits awarded through examination are categorized as "transfer" and are, therefore, subject to transfer credit policies outlined in this catalog. For more information regarding minimum scores required and potential amount of credits to be awarded, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

The College also recognizes that there are many different credit-by-examination programs available throughout the country. Credit may be awarded for other programs if the exam is recognized by the American Council on Education, and the Council has published recommendations for the awarding of credit. The College Registrar maintains a list of available examinations and their Fisher College equivalencies. Students may request scores or view the equivalencies by visiting the College Board website.

Fisher College awards credit for EN101 and EN102 (a total of six credits) for a score of 50 or higher (the score recommended by the American Council on Education) on CLEP’s College Composition test. The College awards credit for EN101 (a total of three credits) for a score of 50 or higher on the multiple-choice module of the College Composition Modular version. 

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