Dec. 11, 2009
No matter what semester, City College students can pass a course by taking advantage of the credit by examination process.
It is a convenient opportunity benefiting busy students with the knowledge or experience in a subject.
“Take it seriously,” urges Miriam Blanc, department chair of Foreign Languages. “Prepare for the test,” Spanish instructor Andrea Lucas suggests, adding that students should read the instructions closely.
It is no secret but the best way to succeed is to study. Since students are familiar with the material for which they are seeking credit, there is a tendency to put off reviewing. This is a pass or fail option, meaning it won’t affect a student’s cumulative grade point average. There are no units accumulated either, but payment for the class is required.
Students benefit from the process if they know the material.
“It is a convenience,” Blanc said. “They don’t have to come to class and they can just study for the final exam.”
She makes an agreement for the student to show up during classroom finals, which allows them to study the text on reserve in the library along with additional online resources.
“On the other hand, many times students taking…the exam would…» Read More