Credit by Examination (CBE)

Credit by examination may be earned by a matriculated student who, by study, training or experience outside RVCC has acquired skill or knowledge equivalent to that acquired by students enrolled in a College course and has a cGPA of 2.0 or higher. Such skill, knowledge or experience shall be in the area of the course concerned; and determined to be relevant by the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs or other authorized personnel, based on evidence that the background prerequisites justify allowing the student to take the exam. Background prerequisites shall include the student’s academic or employment record or both; or faculty recommendations. The examination shall be given only in regular courses listed in the catalog.

The student shall apply to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs or authorized person of the College by completing the appropriate RVCC CBE Request Form. Upon approval, the student will pay a non-refundable fee of $25 per credit to the Business Office. The date for an application for a credit-by-examination must be made within the first two weeks of a semester.

If successful, the appropriate credits earned are applied to the student’s program. Credit will not be given for grades below “C”. A student receiving a grade below a “C” is ineligible for another CBE in that course. A student may not CBE a course in which they is enrolled, has earned a grade within the Community College System of New Hampshire, has been administratively withdrawn, or has dropped the course after the two-week drop/add period.