College Catalog
Policies and Procedures

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 offering.

For further information concerning approved exams, contact the Office of the Registrar or the Center for Counseling and Transfer.