Credit by Exam

The Credit by Exam option is available for many, but not all, courses. Students seeking to obtain Credit by Exam (CBX) for a course should first determine if CBX is an option for a particular course, obtain the information about completing the CBX, and apply to the course chair. The course chair is the final source of determination about all aspects regarding CBXs in their particular department. The following limitations and stipulations apply:

  • CBX is not available for courses in which both proficiency and participation are the criteria for credit.

  • Courses passed by CBX are not counted as part of a semester’s course load.

  • A minimum grade of “B” must be earned in exam and/or project assignments for CBX to be awarded.

  • Courses for which a student received a grade of “F,” “I”, or “IF” are not eligible for CBX; in these cases, the policies governing Grade Change apply.

  • Any necessary adding or dropping of courses due to obtaining CBX must be completed by the add/drop deadline. 

  • In order to graduate, a combination of enrollment and classroom participation in a minimum of 60 credits (Bachelor of Music degree), or 48 credits (Professional Diploma program) are required. All program requirements must also be completed in order to graduate.