Policies by Keyword: Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

CSUN grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students who present scores of three or better will be granted up to six semester units (nine quarter units) of college credit. Students should have their official AP course transcripts and test scores sent to Admissions …

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of exams that test college-level knowledge gained through professional development, on-the-job training, the military, etc. CLEP affords participants an opportunity to obtain college credit, satisfy course prerequisites and/or meet general requirements by exam. Students attending CSUN should review the required CLEP scores for meeting course equivalencies in the table …

Credit by Challenge Examination Taken at CSUN

Students may challenge courses by taking examinations developed at CSUN. Credit shall be awarded to those who pass them successfully. Currently enrolled undergraduate students not on probation who are especially qualified through experience or private instruction may petition to earn credit by challenge examination in selected courses designated by each Department. A challenge examination provides …

Credit for Work Completed Prior to Earning the Baccalaureate Degree

A maximum of 9 units of credit earned at the 500-level during a student’s final undergraduate semester at CSUN may be applied toward a Master’s Degree, subject to Departmental approval. Requests for such credit are filed following admission to a CSUN Master’s Program on a Graduate Petition Form. Courses are subject to the following University …

Credit for Work Taken at Community Colleges

Credit earned in accredited community colleges will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions and Records in accordance with the following provisions: Community college credit is allowed up to a maximum of 70 semester units. Credits and grades earned after the student has the maximum allowable may only satisfy subject and GPA requirements but cannot …

Credit Hour

As of July 1, 2011, federal law (Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations, sections 600.2 and 600.4) requires all accredited institutions to comply with the federal definition of the credit hour. For all CSU Degree Programs and courses bearing academic credit, the “credit hour” is defined as “the amount of work represented in intended learning …

Credit/No Credit Grading

A grade of CR, indicating passed with credit, is given for work equivalent to C or better for undergraduate students and for work equivalent to B or better for post-baccalaureate and graduate students. NC, indicating no credit, is given for work equivalent to C-, D+, D, D- or F for undergraduate students and for work …

Credit/No Credit Work

A maximum of 18 semester units with restrictions may be applied toward the Bachelor’s Degree for CSUN “Credit/No Credit’’ graded courses. If 18 or more semester “Credit/No Credit’’ graded units are accepted in transfer from other institutions, no additional “Credit/No Credit” graded CSUN courses may be used to satisfy Degree requirements. Related Topics Credit/No Credit …

Graduate Credit for Extension and Concurrent Enrollment Courses

Courses taken prior to admission to a Master’s degree program through CSUN’s Extension or Concurrent Enrollment programs are subject to the limitations that apply to graduate work taken at other institutions (see Transfer Work policy). Courses taken through Extension or Concurrent Enrollment following admission to a Master’s degree program are subject to Departmental approval for …

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) courses designated as Honors Courses on the UC/CSU “a-g” college preparatory subjects list are awarded extra grade points for computation of the high school GPA. To be awarded advanced standing credit for successful performance, the IB test must be higher level (HL) and have a score of 4 or higher. IB tests …

Other Credit

Credit for Extension and Correspondence Courses The maximum amount of credit through correspondence courses and/or extension courses allowed toward the Bachelor’s Degree is 24 units. The maximum allowed toward the Second Baccalaureate or Master’s Degree is 9 units. Extension course credit does not apply toward the residence requirement at CSUN. Extension courses numbered 800 do …

Restrictions on Exam Credit

No credit for any examinations will be awarded to a student who has: Taken the examination previously within the past term; Earned equivalent credit through regular coursework, credit by another examination or other instructional processes, such as correspondence; and/or Earned credit previously at a level more advanced than that represented by the examination in question. …

Transfer Work for Graduate Programs Policy

Credit for work performed in extension or at another regionally accredited institution is subject to the following limitations: Transfer of work is subject to the approval of the Graduate Coordinator of the major Department and the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies. An unofficial transcript must be submitted with either the formal program or course …