Professional Exams

If you have mastered a skill or competency through the completion of nationally recognized professional exams, you may be eligible for credit related to your Texarkana College degree or certificate requirements. Faculty members in the discipline will determine whether and how much credit will be awarded for specific professional exams.  In these instances, the exam must directly align with a college course. Credit awards are based on the American Council of Education recommendations.  The student must submit a Prior Learning Credit Application along with a $50.00 non-refundable application fee to the Student Accounts Office. If the faculty committee determines that credit can be awarded for a specific number of semester credit hours, the student will be notified. If the student wants the credit transcribed to his/her TC transcript, the fee charged for transcription of credit is equal to the amount of tuition charged for the similar amount of credit if a student took a face-to-face class. The awarding of credit is dependent upon faculty recommendation. If credit is given, a grade of “CR” is posted on the student’s transcript.