Credit by National Examination

Credit by National Exam

Advanced Placement (AP)

College of DuPage grants credit for course areas in which a student has completed an approved Advanced Placement Program examination with an acceptable score, as determined by the appropriate academic division. In order to receive credit, you must request that the College Board send your official AP score report to us, either at the time of testing or afterward through a score report request.

AP Credit Policy for College of DuPage

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

College of DuPage grants credit for course areas in which a student has completed an approved CLEP examination with an acceptable score, as determined by the appropriate academic division. In order to receive credit, you must request that the College Board send your official CLEP score report to us, either at the time of testing or afterward through a score report request.

CLEP Credit Policy for College of DuPage

Credit by Proficiency

Credit by Proficiency offers and opportunity to gain credit for knowledge you have acquired in an occupation or educational environment outside of college, or through other life experience, related to specific College of DuPage courses. Through this process, students who demonstrate knowledge needed to complete a COD course can gain college credit without taking the course. Faculty and administrators in each academic division determine if a specific courses lends itself to this method of gaining credit and the means by which you much demonstrate your knowledge. 

Credit by Proficiency Policy at College of DuPage 

Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy

The Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy or the Illinois State Biliteracy Commendation are awarded at the High School level for demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language. Illinois high school students with one of these academic achievements can earn college credit by providing an official copy of their Illinois high school transcript with the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy. 

Submit the ISSB Request form no later than three years after graduating from high school. Requests are received by the Office of Student Records.

Contact Information

Academic Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A06, academictesting@cod.edu

Specialized Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A08, testing@cod.edu