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Academic Policies

NONTRADITIONAL CREDIT
The University recognizes the following programs for which undergraduate students may receive academic credit. A combined total of 60 semester hours, of which not more than 20 semester hours may be upper-division credit, may be accepted for transfer. Credit toward major requirements must be approved by the student?s major department.

Categories and maximum acceptable limits are as follows:

Advanced Placement program (AP) . . . . 30 sh
Civilian nontraditional credit . . . . 30 sh
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) . . . . 30 sh
Correspondence/extended learning . . . . 30 sh
Departmental proficiency examination . . . . 30 sh
International Baccalaureate program (IB) . . . . 30 sh
Military service schools . . . . 30 sh
Proficiency examination program . . . . 0 sh
USAFI/DANTES credit . . . . 30 sh
International high school credit . . . . 20 sh
Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) . . . . 30 sh

Acceptability of University credit from all sources will be determined by the Office of Admissions.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM (AP)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM (IB)

CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (AICE)

COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

DANTES SUBJECT STANDARDIZED TESTS (DSST)

CORRESPONDENCE STUDY
Undergraduate students who anticipate taking correspondence courses should discuss these plans with their faculty advisor.

Information regarding correspondence courses offered for the Florida public universities may be obtained by writing: Department of Independent Study, 2209 NW 13th Street, Suite D, Gainesville, Florida 32609-3498. Telephone: (352) 392-1711, extension 200; or email: Learn@nervm.nerde.Ufl.edu; or home page: www.doce.ufl.edu/indstudy.

Correspondence study should not be permitted as part of any master?s degree program.

It is the student?s responsibility to have an official transcript forwarded to the Office of Admissions.

CREDIT BY PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION
Students currently enrolled in the University as undergraduate degree candidates may request permission to take an examination for course credit. No fees will be assessed. Students should contact the chairperson of the appropriate department to make arrangements for an examination to be given. The grade for the proficiency exam will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Grades will be recorded and UWF?s grading system and policies will be applied. Proficiency exams may be taken on the pass/fail basis. Credits earned by examination when taken pass/fail become part of the maximum six semester hours or two courses (whichever is greater in credit) allowed on the pass/fail basis. All other pass/fail regulations apply.

A student who previously attempted a course or is currently enrolled in a course may not use the credit by examination option for that course. Students may attempt to earn credit by examination in a specific course only once, regardless of whether the examination is passed or failed. Students who have earned a letter grade ?A-F? in a course may not challenge the course by examination under the forgiveness policy. A total of 30 semester hours of credit by examination may be applied to an undergraduate degree.

Non-degree students who possess a bachelor?s degree or higher, who are participating in an approved teacher education program, and who demonstrate significant teaching experience, may take one or two courses amounting to no more than nine semester hours of their course work through the credit-by-examination option. Students must be enrolled in UWF at the time the exam is given.

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