Credit by examination may be desirable for enrolled students who have had prior experience with the subject matter of a course offered at NNU. Students petition for credit by examination when they, with consultation of the professor for the course, decide that it is advisable. This is to be done prior to and instead of registering for the course. Credit by examination is allowed only in exceptional cases. Credit by examination is not counted as part of the student's academic load for a semester. Credit by examination is not normally permitted the semester of graduation.
A maximum of 25 percent of the total credits required for a degree (31 credits) may be earned using CLEP, DSST, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, credit by examination, and any organization with the American Council on Education recommendation (study.com, Straighterline, etc.).