Credit by Examination

Students whose prior education and experience has allowed them to attain knowledge and proficiency equivalent to that ordinarily attained by enrollment in a college course may apply for credit by examination from Pratt Community College. The college’s credit by examination procedure must be completed including payment of the examination fee. Courses with required lab, clinical, or field work are not eligible for credit by examination. Students who pass the examination may petition to have a “P” grade entered on their transcript upon payment of tuition for the course. The college determines the appropriate examination.

It is important to note, upon transferring to a four-year institution, a P may be converted to the letter grade of C, which would potentially have a negative impact on the cumulative GPA. Students are encouraged to review Transfer Policies to determine how P grades will be transcribed upon transfer.

Revision Dates: 07-28-2021, 06-19-2018, 09-11-2012, 07-22-2008, 02-17-2003.

Policy Number: 


Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Tuesday, May 13, 1986

Review Date: 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Revision Date: 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021