CON Awarding of Credit by Examination for Non-Nursing Courses Policy version February 2009

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Awarding of Credit by Examination for Non Nursing Courses Policy Subsection: 5.2.6
Section 5.0 - Students Originating Date: May, 1982
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship/Grant Committee
Revised: January, 1999
Reviewed: April, 2008
Revised: September, 2008(via consent agenda)
Revised: February, 2009
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The College of Nursing will accept non-nursing credit by examination (e.g.: AP, CLEP, Dantes, P/NP) according to the following criteria:

  1. Credit will be awarded on the basis of examinations from accredited and approved institutions according to UNMC academic records if the score meets the transferring institution’s requirements for credit.
    1. There is a maximum of 12 credits hours of prerequisite/co-requisite courses that can be earned by examination.
    2. Up to 12 credit hours recorded on college transcripts of transfer students will be accepted by the College of Nursing from the transfer institution’s transcript.