Earn Credit by Exam

Earn Credit by Exam

Why not earn credit for what you already know? Just think, you could take one of the exams below and skip the class!

National Standardized Exams

You may earn credits toward your degree through one of these standardized tests which measure how well you have mastered the content and skills of your course. With a successful score, you may receive college credits!

If you completed any of the national exams, please request the official scores to be sent to

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam
UExcel Excelsior Exam
GED 2014 Exam
International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam

If you don’t see a specific national exam on the list above, please connect with us by requesting a credit for prior learning consultation.


NWTC Credit by Exam

You can earn college credit through NWTC Credit by Exam. To be eligible to take a Credit by Exam, you must be in good credit standing with the College and accepted into an associate degree, technical diploma, or certificate. You may only attempt Credit by Exam within a specific course (per catalog number) once. A minimum score of 80% is required to pass.

Cost: $50.00 per course

  • Fees are non-refundable regardless of exam outcome and cannot be applied to the cost of future tuition, nor eligible for financial aid
  • If an exam consists of several components, the student will only be charged one $50 fee

How to Test Out of a Class

If you already have knowledge and skills, you might be able to earn credit for a class by taking an exam. To get started

find a CPL eligible course and view course outcomes..

If you have questions about a specific class and CPL options, schedule a CPL consultation.

Get Started - Request a Credit for Prior Learning Consultation