Coalinga Credit by Examination Policy
courses that are actively being taught may be challenged.
maximum of 15 units may be earned through the credit by examination
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.
challenge examination option for course credit may be given at
the discretion of the individual instructor.
student, upon receiving approval to take an examination, will
$12.00 for the first unit and $6.00 for each successive unit of
the course challenged.
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.
student is eligible to petition if he/she is currently enrolled
and has successfully completed twelve (12) units in residence
Coalinga. Successful completion is defined for this
purpose as having a C (2.0) average.
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.
may be granted only for a course listed in the current West
activity and performance courses will not be approved for credit
by examination. Summer session courses and short term classes
may not be challenged.
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.
wishing to challenge a class in which they are currently not enrolled
must file a petition prior to the sixth week of instruction.
the date of notification of approval, a maximum of four weeks
will be allowed to pay the fee and complete the challenge.
of the same course will be allowed no more than twice. The required
fee will be imposed on each challenge.
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.
Coalinga will grant unit credit to those students who participate
in the Advanced Placement Examinations offered by The College
Board. Students will receive unit credit, not
a letter grade, for scores of 3, 4 or 5 for purposes of general
education requirements, graduation, and/or advanced placement
Coalinga courses. In
order to receive credit, a student must be currently enrolled
and have completed at least twelve (12) units of course work at
Coalinga. Students must submit their requests AND
have their official copy of the College Board test scores forwarded
to West Hills College Coalinga Office of Admissions and Records. Requests should be made prior to registration,
or as soon as possible during the first semester of attendance.
No duplication of credit will be allowed for students who complete
or will complete any courses equivalent to those covered by the
examination. Students should understand that some transfer
institutions do not allow and/or limit credit by examination.
for Military Schools
all cases, the American Council on Education (ACE) 'Guide to the
Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces' will
Coalinga will award equivalent college course credit for Military
Service Schools as recommended by the ACE Directory.
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 West
Coalinga does not offer a specific equivalent.
Coalinga will not award college credit for military rank.
compliance with existing college policy, a student seeking an
evaluation of Military
must first complete a minimum of twelve (12) semester units of
actual classroom work with West
are two forms which are acceptable when requesting an evaluation
of Military Service Schools:
for the Evaluation of Educational Experience during Military Service
Coalinga Request for Evaluation of Military Record.
counselor who evaluates the Military
records will notify students by letter of any credit received. If granted by West
Coalinga, such credit will be placed officially on the current
transcript of the student. (See also Veterans in the student services
section for additional information).
(College Level Examination Program)
Coalinga allows a maximum of 24 semester units of credit which
can be earned for successful completion of the College Level Examination
Program (CLEP) - General Examinations at the 50th percentile or
above. The English portion is not acceptable
Coalinga. Further information concerning this program
is available in the Counseling
of College Units to High School
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
used for high school credit may not be repeated for college credit.
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.
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.
may audit West
Coalinga classes by paying a $15.00 per unit fee. No student auditing
a course shall be permitted to change his or her enrollment in
that course to receive credit for the course. Priority in class
enrollment shall be given to students desiring to take the course
for credit towards a degree or certificate. Students must have
the instructor's permission to audit the class.