If you think you have enough knowledge already on a certain topic and would rather not take that course, you may be eligible to test out of taking the class. We call it “credit by examination.” Put simply, that means you may take an exam on a certain topic. If you score 80% or higher, you will earn credit for that course without taking it, saving you both time and money. You may earn credit for no more than 50% of the total credits for the program you’re enrolled in.
Several courses qualify for credit by examination, and there is a $45 testing fee per exam. Check with the Dean at your campus for information regarding which courses are available. You must take the exam prior to the fourth day of the quarter and must arrange to take the exam with an approved proctor present. You may attempt to test only once per course and you may not test out of a class after unsatisfactorily completing or withdrawing from the course.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Harrison College will award CR E credit for selected courses based on CLEP examinations. The student or accepted applicant must provide an original CLEP transcript from the College Board in order to receive credit.
DSST (DANTES) Exams
Students may receive credit in selected Harrison College courses by presenting official Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) test results. (DSST tests were formerly known as DANTES.) In order to receive credit, a student must present an official DSST transcript sent to the college from Thonson Prometric.
High School Fast Track to Success
High school seniors are encouraged to participate in the Fast Track to Success program. This is the same as Credit by Examination, except that no fee is required. To participate, you must start Harrison in the same calendar year you graduate from high school.
For more information, contact a Harrison Program Specialist.