Credit by Examination

Credit by examination gives you the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through examination. It may allow you to skip ahead, save money and time.


Olympic College may accept the following examinations.

Take an examination

Current Olympic College students may apply to take a comprehensive examination covering the subject matter contained in a course designated by the division/discipline as eligible for credit by examination. Not all courses are eligible for such credit. An examination of this type for a particular course may be taken only once during any 12-month period. The procedure to follow is:

  1. Obtain the required "Credit by Examination" Form from the division office that offers the course.
  2. Make an appointment with the division's Dean to discuss the examination and if appropriate, confer with a faculty member of the discipline in which the course is offered.
  3. Upon approval of the Dean, take the completed form to the Cashier and pay the special examination fee.
  4. Return the Form and Cashier's receipt to the division office.
  5. Take the examination(s).

All procedures, (1 through 5 above) must be completed by the eighth week of the quarter.