Locally constructed examinations for advanced standing have been developed for a number of PDCCC courses. Information may be obtained in the Division Dean’s office. Examinations are given by instructors designated by the dean. The dean is responsible for the test validation and reliability, test security, and administration. A student can take a specific credit-by-exam only once. Upon completion of credit-by-exam, the instructor will attach an Application for Course Credit Form and forward it to the appropriate dean for approval or disapproval. A grade of “B” or better is required for credit to be awarded. Students receiving financial aid may not use these funds to pay for a test. Financial aid funds can only be used to pay for a course a student attends. You must notify the Financial Aid Office if you plan to test out of a subject for which you will receive course credit.