Sinclair faculty have developed proficiency tests for many courses. A learner who can demonstrate knowledge and ability in a particular subject area may earn credit for specific Sinclair courses without enrolling in them. This is done by taking a test or by demonstrating a level of skill evaluated by the appropriate academic department. The fee for testing varies from course to course; they range from $65 to $110 and above per test.
- A proficiency test cannot be taken until a student is officially admitted to Sinclair Community College.
- Credit by testing requires departmental approval.
- A student must have completed any course prerequisites before taking any proficiency test.
- A proficiency test can be taken only once for any course.
- A proficiency test cannot be taken for a course in which they are currently registered.
- A grade of A, B, C, D or F will be awarded for proficiency tests; however, only an A, B, or C grade will be recorded on the student's transcript.
- No more than 30 credit hours may be earned through proficiency tests, articulated credit, AP, CLEP, DSST, ACE credit and applied toward degree requirements.
- Credits earned by proficiency tests do not apply toward the college residency requirements.
- Proficiency test fees are non-refundable.
- Proficency test grades will be recorded on the student's transcript with a notation that clearly indicates grades were earned as a result of taking a proficiency test. For example: A#
|For students who live within 60 miles of Sinclair’s downtown Dayton campus||
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|For students who live beyond 60 miles from Sinclair’s downtown Dayton campus|
|For students who are enrolled through Accelerate IT|