Advanced Standing-Departmental Exams

Currently or previously enrolled students who feel they are qualified for advanced standing credit by examination in a discipline not offered or administered through the College-Level Examination Program may choose to attempt to establish credit through a departmental examination.

The departmental examinations are written and scored by TCC faculty and are intended to measure competence for establishing credit comparable to what would be required if the student took the course at TCC. A score equivalent to a grade of "C" shall be the cutoff score.

Students seeking these examinations should inquire at any campus Advisement/Testing Center. Students may be required to have approval for the examination from the Faculty Department Chair for that subject.

Credit for the Exam

  • The student must be a current or former TCC student; however, the student cannot be enrolled in the same course that he/she is testing, except during the drop/add period.
  • Credit earned through advanced standing examinations does not count in the number of hours enrolled during the semester of the exam; nor will it count toward the GPA.
  • Credit will be recorded with a grade of "S" if the student passes the exam. No grade is recorded if the student fails the exam.
  • Once the examination is given to the student, whether passed or failed, there is no refund of fees.


$5 per credit hour

Registration and Testing Sites

Metro Campus, Room MC1018, (918) 595-7010
Northeast Campus, Room 1201 (Academic Building) (918) 595-7534
Southeast Campus, Room 4231, (918) 595-7693
West Campus, Room I-106, (918) 595-8060