Credit By Examination

Students who wish to pursue the possibility of testing out of a course should first read the policy as stated below and then contact their adviser and/or program director.

General Policies

  1. A student seeking credit at UW-Stout by test-out procedure must be a legitimately enrolled (registered and fees paid)student at the university for the current term before initiating and attempting to test out for credit. Credit will not be recorded for non-enrolled individuals.

  2. Students seeking credits for courses may test out of and receive credit in only those courses which are approved courses of the university. Credits awarded for professional or technical experience and/or certification  by means of an examination, or a portfolio assessment, or method determined by the examining committee, on an individual basis.

  3. Students seeking credits for courses will receive the credit normally awarded for the course upon successful completion of the test-out. Credit is granted; the grade for a test out will be determined by the assessment as a credit/no credit award.

  4. The test-out form can be obtained from the Credit By Exam form. Complete and return to your program director for routing.

 

Prerogatives of Colleges,Departments and Program Directors

  1. The acceptability of any credits awarded to any individual by a test-out process in a given program is the decision and prerogative of the program director of that program.

  2. The decision to permit a student to test out of a course housed in a department will reside with that department.

  3. The department will designate who will administer and who will evaluate the examination in any given instance of test-out of courses housed in the department.

  4. The department will designate who will determine the method used in testing the student out of a course housed in the department, selecting one or a combination of any of the following methods:

  • Written examination
  • Oral examination
  • Performance evaluation (practical exam)
  • Examination of completed work and/or records presented and defended by the student
  1. The department will approve all credits awarded to individuals through the test-out of courses housed in the department. The approval will be indicated by signature on the forms.


College Level Examination Program

Administered through the University Counseling Center, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a standardized testing program of the College Board. A list of courses for which credit may be earned, registration materials, and other information is available from:

University Counseling Center
410 Bowman Hall
(715) 232-2468

Fees

Credits by Departmental Tests

The following fees will be charged to the student for the test-out process, before the student will be allowed to perform the test in any department. These fees are payable to the Business Office prior to the test.

  • A $10 charge for each course in which the student intends to test out, to be credited to the Registration and Records Office to cover the cost of handling the necessary record keeping.

  • A $10 charge per credit attempted, to be credited to the department in which the course is housed to cover the cost of the administration of the test.

Credits by CLEP

The fees for the test are established by the publisher. Contact the University Counseling Center for details.