• Testing For Credit

    Credit by Exam 

    DANTES (Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support) 
    Del Mar Course Examination Passing Score:

    ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting      60
    ARTS 1301 Art of the Western World 44
    AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology 46
    BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 48
    BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 54
    CETT 1403 DC Circuits 46
    CETT 1304 Soldering Skills and Shop Safety 45
    COSC 1301 or CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Law Enforcement 50
    CRIJ 1307 Criminal Justice 50
    DFTG 1405 Basic Technical Drafting 48
    GEOG 1303 Geography 60
    GERM 1411 Beginning German I 45
    GERM 1412 Beginning German II 48
    HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 45
    ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 56
    MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 51
    PSYC 2314 Life Span Developmental Psychology 
    (Student must pass an essay exam administered by the psychology faculty.)
    RELE 1406 Principles of Real Estate 48


    CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Subject Examinations
    No credit is awarded for the General Examinations.
    Del Mar Course Examination Passing Score
    ACCT 2301 Accounting 50
    BIOL 1406 Biology 50
    BIOL 1407 Biology 50
    BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 47
    BUSI 2302 Business Law 51
    CHEM Chemistry (See below)  
    ENGL 1301 College Composition (Essay section required) 55
    ENGL 2326 Readings in American Literature(Essay section required) 50
    ENGL 2371 English Literature (Essay section required) 50
    FREN 1411, 1412 Level I 44
    FREN 2311, 2312 Level II 55
    GERM 1411, 1412 Level I 44
    GERM 2311, 2312 Level II 58
    GOVT 2302 American Government 52
    MATH 1314 Mathematics (College Algebra) 50
    MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 49
    MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 48
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology 55

    CHEMISTRY NOTE: Course and number of hours credited depend on exams successfully completed. May require chairperson’s evaluation of scores and student’s credentials, including high school transcript and record of laboratory work.

    Evaluation Of Credentials For Credit

    You may earn credit by departmental evaluation of your credentials when such learning can be documented as substantially equivalent to a Del Mar course.
    Credit will be accepted and applied from the following:
    • Nontraditional transcripts (armed forces schools, real estate boards, American Institute of Banking, hospital schools, cosmetology schools)
    • State or national board exams (Vocational Nurse Education, Registered Nurse Education, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology)
    • Experience in business, military administration and industry
    • High school programs or military training included in written articulation agreements with the College.

    Policies And Procedures For Earning Credit

    It’s important to understand the policies and procedures for credit by exam and evaluation of credentials.
    1. Only if you are currently enrolled or are a former Del Mar College student are you eligible to apply for credit. Informal evaluation will be done free of charge.
    2. Credit by exam - College Board Advance Placement (AP), College Board Achievement Exam (SAT II), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) will be accepted as “credit only” (CR) and will not affect your Grade Point Average (GPA).
    3. Only an “A” or “B” grade receives credit for departmental exams.  Grade points are given for a departmental exam and a footnote indicating that credit was obtained by examination will be indicated on your transcript.
    4. Credit earned by evaluation of credentials will be determined by the pass/fail method. No grade other than “CR,” the number of credit hours, course number and title are recorded on your transcript.
    5. Examinations offered at Del Mar College can be retaken only after six months have elapsed. Some departmental examinations cannot be retaken.
    6. Credit by examination satisfies degree requirements in the same way as credit earned by passing courses, except that it cannot be used to satisfy the 25 percent of semester credit hours earned at Del Mar College, which is the residency requirement for graduation.
    7. Credit may not be earned by examination for most performance oriented courses, such as music ensembles, drama productions, dance performances, radio-television shows, speech competitions, physical activities, etc. 
    1. Obtain a petition to record credit in the Registrar’s Office or the appropriate academic department.
    2. If necessary, have the petition signed by the department chairperson.
    3. Pay the required fee at the Business Office.
    4. Take the test or present documentation for evaluation. If credit is granted, the results will be forwarded by the department chairperson, to the dean and to the Registrar’s Office. You can get more detailed information about testing procedures from the Testing Office at the Multiservice Center or both the East and West Campus Student Enrollment Centers.  
    A statement of testing fees and evaluation charges is available at the Business Office and the East and West Campus Student Enrollment Centers.