Credit by Exam

Panola College offers opportunities for course credit by examination. Results of the following examinations are considered for credit: ACT, College Board Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Examinations, and Institutional Tests - Selected Subject Areas.

Each college and university has its own policy with respect to credit earned by examination. Any such credit allowed by one institution may not necessarily be accepted at another.

General Policies:
  1. The person desiring credit by examination must be accepted for admission to Panola College.
  1. A student may receive credit by examination only after completing Texas Success Initiative requirements.
  1. The "Request for Credit by Examination" form must be completed and returned to the Admissions/Records Office.
  1. Credit based on ACT or AP scores is available to beginning freshmen only.
  1. The applicant is responsible for having all official scores sent to Panola College. The scores should be received in the Admissions/Records Office at least two weeks prior to enrollment.
  1. The student desiring credit based on the ACT, AP, CLEP examinations must enroll within one year immediately following the test date or forfeit the opportunity for credit by examination.
  1. No credit by examination will be allowed for a course after the student has registered for the course.

  2. A student who has previously received a grade (A, B, C, D, F, or I) in a course may not receive credit by examination for the same course.
  1. The applicant must pay $20 per semester hour for any course credit granted
  1. No applicant shall earn more than 12 semester hours or complete more than four courses through advanced placement. The applicant may not earn more semester hours than hours completed in residence at Panola College.
  1. Credits earned by examination will not become a part of the student's record until 12 semester credit hours have been earned at Panola College.
ACT Scores:

A letter grade, semester-hour credit and equivalent grade points will be awarded for ENGL 1301 with the following minimum scores in the English and reading sections: 29 = "B", 31 = "A". No credit will be awarded if the appropriate score is not achieved in both sections.

College Board's Advanced Placement Examination:

A letter grade, semester-hour credit and equivalent grade points will be given for the following minimum scores: 3 = "B", 4 or 5 = "A".  Panola College does not award credit for scores attained on the SAT II.

Examination


Biology
Chemistry 
English (Language/Comp)
English (Literature/Comp)
History**
U.S. Government (federal)
Mathematics
Mathematics Calculus AB
Mathematics Calculus BC
Physics B
Physics C (Mechanics)
Physics C (E&M)
Psychology (general)
Spanish

Panola Courses


BIOL 1408
CHEM 1411 & 1412
ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302
HIST 1301
GOVT 2305
MATH 1314
MATH 2413
MATH 2413 & 2414
PHYS 1401 & 1402
PHYS 2425
PSYS 2426
PSYC 2301
SPAN 1411 & 1412

Credit Hours


 4 

8
3
3
3
3
3
4
8
8
4
4
3
8

*Effective for the spring 2000 semester.
** The State of Texas requires that 3 hours of history must be taken in a classroom setting.

Testing sites: Advanced Placement examinations are given by various area high schools. Contact the high school counselor for information.

CLEP Examination - Subject Examinations Only:

A letter grade, semester-hour credit and equivalent grade points will be given as follows:

(Effective Fall 2006)

Examination PC Courses Credit Minimum Required Scores for:
      A-Level B-Level C-Level
Biology (general) BIOL 1408 4 64 57 50
Business Law, Introduction BUSI 2301 3 70 60 50
Macroeconomics, Principles of ECON 2301 3 74 62 50
Microeconomics, Principles of ECON 2301 3 78 64 50
College Composition ENGL 1301 3 68 59 50
English Literature ENGL 2322 3 60 55 50
General Chemistry CHEM 1411 4 76 63 50
American History I* HIST 1301 3 62 56 50
American History II* HIST 1302 3 64 57 50
American Government (Federal) GOVT 2305 3 76 63 50
College Algebra MATH 1312 3 76 63 50
Trigonometry MATH 1316 3 66 58 50
Calculus/Elem. Functions MATH 2413 4 72 61 50
General Psychology PSYC 2301 3 68 59 50
Human Growth & Development PSYC 2314 3 76 63 50
Psychology, Sociology SOCI 1301 3 68 59 50
College Spanish SPAN 1411, 1412 8 60 55 50
  • The State of Texas requires that 3 hours of history must be taken in a classroom setting.
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International Baccalaureate Diploma

Panola College will grant a maximum of 24 semester hours within our core curriculum to any entering freshman, who has received an International Baccalaureate diploma. Course credit is given for the IB higher level examinations passed with grades of 4, 5, 6 or 7 with proper documentation. No credit is awarded for subsidiary level courses. Applicants with the IB diploma must provide a completed IB transcript to the Admissions/Records Office prior to enrolling in order to receive credit. Students requesting credit must also complete the applicable form.

 

Component Area Hours Panola
English 3 - 15 ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323
SPCH 1315, 1321
Mathematics 3 - 9 MATH 1314, MATH 1316, MATH 1332
MATH 1324, MATH 1325, MATH 1342, MATH 1350,
MATH 1351, MATH 2312, MATH 2413, MATH 2414,
or MATH 2415
Computer Science 3 BCIS 1305, COSC 1301
Natural Science 4 - 8 BIOL 1408, BIOL 1409, BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, BIOL
2306, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2421, CHEM
1405, CHEM 1407, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, CHEM
2423, CHEM 2425, GEOL 1403, PHYS 1401, PHYS
1402, PHYS 1403, PHYS 1404
Foreign Language 3 - 6 SPAN 2311, SPAN 2312
Humanities & Visual and Performing
Arts
3 ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, or MUSI 1306
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 - 6 HIST 1301, HIST 1302
  3 - 9 PSYC 2301, SOCI 1301, ECON 2301, ECON 2302,
GEOG 1303