Students may acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies through a variety of experiences that are academic in nature but may not necessarily correspond to a setting in which UW–Madison awards traditional credit. Credit by examination is one opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery of material that is equivalent to what would be learned in a specific UW–Madison course.
The opportunity for students to earn credit by exam has several benefits for both students and the university:
This policy is primarily intended to serve degree-seeking undergraduate students but does not prohibit credit by exam for degree-seeking students at other levels.
This policy does not address transfer credit, military credit, placement exams, third-party credit by exam such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or retroactive credits.
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