1. Only courses that are actively being taught may be challenged.
2. A maximum of 15 units may be earned through the credit by examination process.
3. Petitions must be filed through the Educational Services Office. Final approval of each petition is granted by the instructor concerned and the Dean of Educational Services.
4. The challenge examination option for course credit may be given at the discretion of the individual instructor.
The student, upon receiving approval to take an examination, will pay
6. Challenge examinations may be given only by full-time instructors who currently teach the course. In the event that the course is being taught completely by part-time instructors, the Dean of Educational Services will identify which part-time instructor will give the examination.
The student is eligible to petition if he/she is currently enrolled and has successfully completed twelve (12) units in residence at
8. Units for which credit is given pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be counted in determining the 12 semester hours of credit in residence required by California Education Code Section 51623.
Credit may be granted only for a course listed in the current
10. Normally, activity and performance courses will not be approved for credit by examination. Summer session courses and short term classes may not be challenged.
11. Students wishing to challenge a class in which they are currently enrolled must file a petition prior to the beginning of the third week of instruction. Upon approval of the petition, the student must drop the class.
12. Students wishing to challenge a class in which they are currently not enrolled must file a petition prior to the sixth week of instruction.
13. From the date of notification of approval, a maximum of four weeks will be allowed to pay the fee and complete the challenge.
14. Challenge of the same course will be allowed no more than twice. The required fee will be imposed on each challenge.
15. Letter grades A through F, unit value, and grade points will be entered on the transcript in the usual manner. Courses cannot be challenged on a credit/no credit basis. The instructor's grade with date of test will be filed in the permanent record section of the college.
Advanced Placement Examinations
Credit for Military Schools
In all cases, the American Council on Education (ACE) 'Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces' will be followed:
A maximum of twelve (12) semester units of elective degree credit may be awarded for those service schools that the ACE Directory recommends for specific lower division credit, but for which
In compliance with existing college policy, a student seeking an evaluation of
There are two forms which are acceptable when requesting an evaluation of Military Service Schools:
1. Application for the Evaluation of Educational Experience during Military Service (Form DD-295).
The counselor who evaluates the
CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
Transfer of College Units to High School
A high school non-graduate may choose to transfer college units to high school to satisfy the high school graduation requirements. The student should understand that high school graduation is not a requirement for admission to West Hills College Coalinga for persons eighteen years of age or older and that course credit may be applied toward high school or college graduation. The student should check with the high school regarding the transfer of college units to the high school for graduation before enrolling in college courses. Courses used for high school credit may not be repeated for college credit.
Some specialized course work may be completed through a "contract" with the instructor. These "contracts" are usually designated as Directed Study Courses. The current numbering is Directed Study 49/99.
With the agreement of the instructor and administrative approval, a student may pursue advanced study after completing the introductory offerings in a particular field. Students, in cooperation with the instructor, prepare and execute a written contract that address the following: student's purpose, learning activities expected, methods and criteria for evaluation, contract beginning and ending dates, and unit-hours attempted. Signed contracts must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office before credit will be granted.
Students may audit