Undergraduate Credit-by-Exam

Overview

Students who have prior experience with some introductory courses can request to receive credit for the course by completing an exam process. The CSC Undergraduate Advising Office determines eligibility for the credit-by-exam and then refers the student to the appropriate faculty representative who administers the credit-by-exam process for the given course. Upon successful completion of the credit-by-exam process, students will receive credit, but no letter grade, for the course; credit-by-exam courses do not count in your GPA. Students who do not pass the credit-by-exam will be enrolled in the appropriate course by the CSC Undergraduate Advising Office.

Approval

Email csc-advising@ncsu.edu with your name, Student ID number, the course that you want to receive credit for and a rationale for why you have the requisite knowledge of the course’s learning outcomes. If you want to receive credit for a course that has a prerequisite (e.g., CSC 216 has a prereq of CSC 116), you must first show transfer credit for the prerequisite course or take the credit-by-exam for the prerequisite course.

Students who are not CSC majors also need the approval of their academic adviser as per the University policy. The academic advisor should also email the alias listed above.

Timeline

To receive credit-by-exam for the next semester, you must start the credit-by-exam process by the date given below. Take into account any prerequisite chains when considering credit-by-exam. For courses not listed below, you'll want to email csc-advising@ncsu.edu at least 6 weeks before the beginning of the next term to find out if a credit-by-exam is possible.

Courses

Course Faculty Representative CBE Information Fall Deadline Spring Deadline Summer Deadline
CSC 111 Dr Jiao 1 Project + Written Exam Start 2 weeks before first day of the Fall semester  Start 4 weeks before first day of the Spring semester Start 2 weeks before first day of the Summer I semester
CSC 113 Dr Battestilli 1 Project + Written Exam Start 3 weeks before first day of the Fall semester Start 5 weeks before first day of the Spring semester Start 3 weeks before first day of the Summer I semester
CSC 116 Dr. Balik 1 Project + Written Exam Start 3 weeks before first day of the Fall semester Start 4 weeks before first day of the Spring semester Start 2 weeks before first day of the Summer I semester
CSC 216 Dr. Heckman 3 Guided Projects + Written Exam Start 3 weeks before first day of the Fall semester Start 5 weeks before first day of the Spring semester Start 3 weeks before first day of the Summer I semester
CSC 217 Dr. Heckman CBE Information: Programming Activity Start 3 weeks before first day of the Fall semester Start 5 weeks before first day of the Spring semester Start 3 weeks before first day of the Summer I semester
CSC 226 Dr. Barnes 1 Written Exam 3 school days before Fall Census Day 3 school days before Spring Census Day 3 school days before Summer Census Day
CSC 230 Dr. Sturgill Written Exam Start 2 weeks before first day of the Fall semester Start 4 weeks before first day of the Spring semester Start 2 weeks before first day of the Summer I semester
CSC 316 Dr King CBE Information: Written Exam Fall Deadline: Start 2 weeks before first day of the Fall semester Spring Deadline: Start 4 weeks before first day of the Spring semester Summer Deadline: Start 2 weeks before first day of the Summer I semester

Credit by Exam for E 115 is typically offered twice a year at the beginning of the term.

More information can be found on the E 115 Credit by Exam Web page.