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Credit-By-Examination

Advanced Standing Examinations

CLEP Testing
TTC grants credit for selected College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations with satisfactory scores.

DANTES DSST
TTC grants credit for selected Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES DSST's) examinations with satisfactory scores.

Excelsior College
TTC grants credit for selected examinations with satisfactory scores.  

PONSI  TTC grants credit for selected PONSI examinations with satisfactory scores.  Please contact the Registrar's Office at (843) 574-6549 for information concerning PONSI transfer credits. 


TTC Limitations On Advanced Standing Credit:

The awarding of advanced standing through testing (e.g. CLEP, DANTES, etc.) is subject to the following limitations:

  • A TTC student may receive up to 16 semester credit hours but not more than 1/4 of the total curriculum hours required for program completion.
  • Official score reports must be received in the Registrars' Office prior to the beginning of the semester in which a student seeks advanced standing through testing.
  • Credits will not be awarded for a course previously attempted (including withdrawals).
  • Awarded advanced standing credits will not affect a student's grade point average.
  • A six-month waiting period is required to be eligible to repeat a CLEP, and a three-month waiting period is requred to be eligible to repeat a DANTES examination.
  • TTC does not guarantee that advanced standing credit awarded for required TTC courses will transfer to other institutions.

    For more information or to schedule a test:
    Denise Mosley
    Testing Coordinator
    Phone: (843) 574-6438
    Email:  denise.mosley@tridenttech.edu

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