High school students who participate in the Advanced Placement Program may be eligible to earn college credit. In the areas that Reinhardt has courses, students may earn a maximum of 15 semester credits by AP examination. Generally, the required cut-off score to earn college credit for AP work is a three on an Advanced Placement exam. A student should check with the Office of the Registrar for acceptable scores and the specific courses they replace.
Acceptable scores on one or more of the general or subject-area examinations of the University Entrance Examination Board University-Level Examination Program (CLEP) entitle students to a maximum of 15 semester credits in areas where Reinhardt University offers courses.
The Educational Testing Service administers CLEP exams at its various testing centers. Please visit www.collegeboard.com for testing centers.
A student who feels that he or she knows the material for a particular course may request to take a comprehensive final examination to earn credit for that course. The student must secure the approval of the appropriate School Dean and the faculty member who teaches the course. Before taking the final exam, the student must pay a test fee equivalent to the charge for one semester credit. The student must earn a grade of C or better on the final exam to earn credit for the course. The course will be noted on the transcript as having been passed by examination; however, the exam grade will not be calculated in the grade point average. If the student fails the final exam, he or she will not be allowed to repeat it for credit in that particular course. A student may earn a maximum of 15 semester credits through the proficiency examination program.