Testing (Credit by Exam)
Prospective and Current Students can earn college credit toward a degree at NTI by testing, either through nationally recognized exams (described below), or by testing out of specific courses.
Nationally Recognized Programs
Students can earn college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school, the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and DSST (Dantes). All programs are nationally recognized services that permit students to earn credit for previous learning in many subjects, most notably in general education subjects (communications, humanities, social sciences, mathematical reasoning and natural sciences). To earn credit, students must earn a score equal to or greater than the Recommended Score.
NTI ceased as a testing center on June 21, 2012.
Course Test Outs
Students may also choose to test out of a course. There is no charge to test out. Students who are interested should schedule the test out with the instructor the first week of the course. The passing score is determined by the department giving the test (e.g., math department for Basic Math test).
Students who earn credit by testing will receive a grade of CR (Credit by Exam) on their transcripts. The course is not calculated into the cumulative GPA.