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Credit by Exam


Credit by Exam

Types of examinations available:

Advanced Placement
The College Board’s AP Program offers a student the ability to earn college credit by exam for multiple courses while in high school. A student with an AP exam score of 3 or above will be awarded the aligned course credit. A student who wishes to obtain AP credit should request scores be sent to Owens Community College using school code 1643 through the College Board website or by calling 888-225-5427. AP test scores may also be submitted on an official high school transcript.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Testing
The College Board’s CLEP exams are standardized national exams that equate to credit for specific classes at Owens if a minimum score is achieved.  A student can view the available exams, minimum scores, testing locations, and pricing at the College Board’s CLEP website.  A student who wishes to obtain CLEP credit should request scores be sent to Owens Community College using school code 4367 for Toledo or 4819 for Findlay. CLEP testing is available at the Toledo-area and Findlay-area testing centers. More information about CLEP testing can be found on the Testing Services website.

Proficiencies
Proficiency tests are developed by Owens Community College to allow a student to demonstrate competency for a course without enrolling in it. Credit will be reflected on the transcript as a “CR” for each course. This credit can fulfill degree requirements but may not be transferable to other colleges. More information about proficiencies can be found on the Testing Services website.

Military Credit
Students who served in the Armed Services should submit their military transcripts for review as they may be eligible to earn college credit for their training and experience.

DSST 
DSST exams are nationally standardized exams. A student who passes the DSST exam with a minimum score is awarded college credit. Students can view the exams available, minimum scores, locations, and pricing at the DSST website.  Request scores be sent to Owens Community College using school code 4367.