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14 Credit for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Credential The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a two-year curriculum for high school juniors and seniors offered at se- lect high schools. In Compliance with the Texas Higher Edu- cation Coordinating Board regulations, the College awards 24 semester hours or equivalent course credit in appropriate subject areas to those students who have completed the IB diploma program and who have achieved the minimum re- quired score on each examination administered as part of the program. CLEP and DSST Exams Lee College accepts credit from the College Level Examina- tion Program (CLEP) and the Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST). Both offer standardized tests that measure a person's knowledge of the material covered in introductory college courses. Students who score the established mini- mum score can receive college credit for the specific test area. More information on the CLEP exam can be found at their website: www.collegeboard.com /student/testing/clep/exams.html. More information on the DSST exam can be found on their website, www.getcollege credit.com. Departmental Exams Departmental examinations are established by the depart- ments within Lee College and are available for specific classes as outlined in the table on the following pages. Stu- dents may obtain the application form for these examina- tions from the Admissions and Records Office and schedule the examinations through the appropriate department. The fee for departmental examinations must be paid in advance. A list of available examinations is found on the chart on the following pages. Credit Limitations 1. Students may receive a maximum of 30 SCH through credit by examination. Other restrictions apply to the posting of AP credits, the application of transfer credits to degree plans, and eligibility to graduate with honors (see Awarding Credits below, General Graduation Re- quirements, and Graduation with Honors, p. 25). 2. Students must meet course prerequisites to take exami- nations. Examinations may not be taken for courses in which students are currently registered or for courses in which students have received grades, including grades of "I,""W," and "F" Examinations may not be taken for any course for which the examination is a course prerequi- site or for courses in which a student is currently en- rolled or has already received credit. Prerequisites are found under "Course Descriptions" in Chapter 6. 3. A year must lapse between attempts to receive credit for the same course by examination. Also, students may not attempt an examination more than twice for the same course. Awarding Credits To receive credit (i.e., Semester Credit Hours or SCH), stu- dents must meet the following criteria: 1. Generally, students must be enrolled in Lee College at the time credit is awarded. However, with the approval of the Registrar and the Instructional Deans or Vice Presi- dent of Learning, former Lee College students may be awarded credit by examination. Former students who wish to receive credit by examination must meet all other requirements regarding the awarding of these credits. 2. For students to receive credit by examination, whether AP, CLEP, or departmental examination, they must com- plete an equal number of SCHs in residence at Lee Col- lege. For example, students who receive 6 SCHs through examination must earn 6 SCHs in residence before the credits earned by examination can be posted (see Credit Limitations on this page). 3. Before credit will be posted on student transcripts, offi- cial copies of AP and CLEP scores must be sent directly to and received by Lee College, Office of Admissions and Records, P.O. Box 818, Baytown, TX 77522-0818. 4. Credit by examination through departmental examina- tions, AP or CLEP will be recorded on students' tran- scripts with grades of "P" and, as a consequence, will not be a part of the calculation of their cumulative GPAs. The cost for taking a departmental examination is $10 per credit hour. 5. The credit students receive by examination does not apply toward either their earned or attempted hours for purposes of determining full-time status. 6. A maximum of 15 SCHs may be awarded to students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Pro- fessional Administrative Technology who have success- fully passed all parts of the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) or Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) Examination. Students who wish to receive this credit must submit an application to the lead instructor of the Professional Administrative Technology Program or to the Chair of the Business Technology Division. If granted, the credits apply to ACNT 1303, POFT 1309, POFT 1349, POFT 2312, and POFT 2331. Students will be charged a fee of $10 per credit hour when the credit is posted to their transcripts.

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