Definitions for "Credit by examination"
The award of units based on the demonstration of knowledge as assessed on an examination. Examples of approved examinations include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, CLEP, and DANTES.
Students enter an advanced level course or receive credit upon satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination or upon certification of mastery. (Daniel and Cox, 1988)
An award of academic credit and placement based on examination scores.
Credit granted for proficiency previously accomplished through testing.
College credit in specified subjects granted by successful completion of local or national tests.