Credit may be earned at MATC by taking an examination that demonstrates the mastery of the knowledge and skills required in a course. Such exams may be written, verbal, practical, or some combination of the three. Types of exams include Placement Exams, Performance Exams, and Challenge Exams.
Placement Exams are third party exams for which credit can be obtained for direct course credit. CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams and the AP (Advanced Placement) exams offered by the College Board are examples of Placement Exams. Students must obtain a specific score on exams to receive credit. A fee will be charged by the third party to take the test, but no fee is charged by MATC to earn credit.
Challenge Exams are standardized exams created and administered by MATC to allow students the option of testing out of specific courses. The exams are administered by the MATC Testing Center or departmental faculty. One-half of the tuition for each course is the fee for taking and awarding credit for Challenge Exams.
Performance Exams are practical examinations of physical, technical skills in a special environment. These exams are administered by departmental faculty. One-half of the tuition for each course is the fee for taking and awarding credit for Challenge Exams. Students are responsible for scheduling and taking an examination and providing MATC with official test results. All examination scores must me reviewed and approved by a dean to be awarded credit.
How to receive credit by examination
- Check the links on this page, the MATC Testing Center, or with departmental faculty to find what examinations are available for MATC courses
- Schedule and take an exam
- Provide official exam results to an MATC advisor.
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