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College Credit by Examination

Students may apply a maximum of 30 credit hours towards a degree through College Credit by Examination. Students pursuing a certificate must complete a minimum of 30% of their credits towards their certificate at Illinois Central College.

The Testing Center offers several ways to test your proficiency in a variety of subjects. If you can demonstrate proficiency, you may be able to earn college credit. Proficiency exams can save you valuable time and money during your college career. ICC offers the following proficiency testing:


To earn proficiency credit at ICC, you must:

  • Successfully complete at least one course at Illinois Central College.
  • Not have earned credit or be currently enrolled in a course more advanced than the area in which you have tested as proficient.
  • Only take a specific proficiency exam once a semester.

A credit by exam notation, together with the equivalent course title and number (if appropriate), credit hours, and score (if appropriate) will appear on your transcript. Grade and honor points are not given. Credit may be awarded for certain external certificates.