Credit by Examination
Degree credit is awarded through the following examination programs:
Advanced Placement Examination - This program, administered
by the College Entrance Examination Board, is an instrument
that relates college-level courses at secondary schools to
appropriate placement and credit at collegiate institutions.
College Level Examination Program - This program, administered
by the College Entrance Examination Board, provides opportunities
to earn college credits through subject and general examinations.
Hudson Valley does recognize and award credit for many CLEP
subject exams. In some instances, additional requirements must
be met before credit will be awarded. Granting of credit for
CLEP General Exams is not automatic and must be approved on
the departmental level.
Specific information concerning exams, acceptable scores
and Hudson Valley course equivalents may be obtained from the
Center for Counseling and Transfer.
Excelsior College Examination Program -
Administered by the New York State Education Department this
program has been established whereby individuals who have developed
college-level competencies outside the formal classroom can
demonstrate those competencies and receive credit for them.
Exams in each of these programs have been reviewed jointly
by the appropriate department chairperson and school dean with
consultation of the vice president for academic affairs to
establish the amount of credit to be granted, the minimum acceptable
score requirement, and the equivalency of each exam to a college
For further information concerning approved
exams, contact the Office of the Registrar or the Center for Counseling and Transfer.