Credit by examination

GCC offers several options for credit by examination. Study guides for challenge exams are available in the Testing Center or Student and Academic Affairs (C205).


  1. Complete the Credit By Exam Application Form and submit it to the Bursar’s Office to have the testing fee assessed to your account.
  2. Pay the appropriate fee in the Bursar’s Office. Your test can not be scheduled until the fee is paid.
  3. Schedule an appointment for the exam by calling the appropriate number below.
  4. Bring this form with you on the date of your exam.

Courses that can be challenged for credit

Course Code Title Credits Call to schedule
ACC 121 Principles of Financial Accounting I 4 775-1440
ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 4 775-1440
CIS 140 Microcomputer Software Tools I 3 775-1440
CIS 145 Relational Database Design and App. 3 775-1440
CIS 150 Programming Principles & Concepts 3 775-1440
CIS 180 Network Workstation Administration 3 775-1440
CIS 251 JAVA Programming 3 775-1440
CIS 280 Network Server Administration 3 775-1440
MUS 107 Music Theory I 3 775-1228
MUS 147 Aural Skills I 3 775-1228
BIO 126 Biology I * 775-1821

* Bio 126 exam is for waiver of prerequisite only. Credit for the course will not be given.

Credit for prior experience in foreign language

It is possible to earn credit for the following classes if you can demonstrate prior language experience:

  • FRE 101 Elementary French I
  • FRE 102 Elementary French II
  • SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I
  • SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II

Please see GCC’s World Languages Department website for more information.