Credit by examination

GCC offers several options for credit by examination. Study guides for some challenge exams are available in the Testing Center (C110) or Office of Admission (C103).


  1. Complete the Challenge Exam 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 Cost* Call to schedule
CIS 140 Computer Applications and Concepts (currently unavailable) 3 $120 775-1480
CIS 141 Computer Information Management and Data Analytics 3 $120 775-1480
CIS 145 Database Design and Management 3 $120 775-1480
CIS 180 Network Workstation Administration 3 $120 775-1480
MOM 110 Medical Terminology 3 $120 775-1821
MUS 107 Music Theory I 3 $120 775-1228
MUS 147 Aural Skills I 3 $120 775-1228
BIO 126** Biology I 0 $25 775-1821

*Cost as of 8/2022

**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.