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Credit By Examination

Drexel University's policy on "credit by examination" allows undergraduate students a one-time opportunity to gain course credit toward graduation by taking a comprehensive examination in a course. You will not have to register for the course or attend any classes. In fact, you must never have attended (or currently be enrolled in) the course in which credit by examination is being sought. The grade earned in the examination will be included in calculating your cumulative grade point average.

Students on co-op may apply for credit by examination; however, approval will be granted only if the exam does not interfere with your co-op experience. If you're on academic probation you're not permitted to pursue credit by examination.

You have 30 days in which to take the examination once permission has been granted. Permission is considered granted once the Credit by Examination Application Form [PDF] has been completed and returned to Drexel Central. It's your responsibility to obtain all necessary signatures. The charge for Credit by Examination is the current year's Special Examination Fee and is payable in the Student Financial Services prior to the examination date. Once paid, the fee is nonrefundable.