Advanced Standing Credit by Exam

TCC offers advanced credit by examination as a service to students who want to receive prior learning for international languages by taking and passing an examination over previously learned material.


Students who believe they are qualified to earn college credit as a result of previous training or experience may do so by taking either the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams or TCC departmental exams. CLEP may not be used for most foreign languages. The exception are French and Spanish. Students must pre-pay for CLEP exams at After payment is made French and Spanish students must contact Northeast Testing Center (918-595-7534) to schedule CLEP exam.

Prior Learning Assessment Credit by Exam

Students who believe they are qualified to establish college credit as a result of prior learning or experience should inquire about Prior Learning Assessment options. Credit is limited to existing TCC courses. Students who establish credit through Prior Learning Assessment will be assigned a grade of “S” on their record to indicate successful completion. No more than one-half the hours presented for a certificate or an associate degree may be in Prior Learning Assessment credit. Fees for Prior Learning Assessment tests are listed in the Tuition and Fees section. No refund of fees will be given for Prior Learning Assessment examinations that are not passed. Credit for military training falls under the American Council on Education (ACE) guide as extra institutional credit. TCC may recognize these credits as Prior Learning Assessment. Questions relating to Prior Learning Assessment testing should be directed to the Counseling and Testing Office. Credit may be established by several different methods. More information about Prior Learning Assessment testing can be found in the Counseling and Testing Offices on each campus or online at

I. Credit may be established in specific academic programs by the evaluation of documents indicating formal education, test scores, and/or transcripts relating directly to a specific course. These documents will be reviewed by the related academic division or designate and the ensuing recommendation will be considered final. Contact the Enrollment Services Office for procedures.

II. In order to qualify for Prior Learning Assessment credit or Prior Learning Assessment examinations given at TCC, a student must 1) be or have been enrolled, 2) complete the application for Prior Learning Assessment credit and receive approval, 3) pay for the Prior Learning Assessment exam, and 4) have not taken the examination within the last six months. Fees for the departmental examination are to be paid prior to the end of the fifth week of a regular semester (second week of a summer semester). Fees for the CLEP exams are paid on the testing date.