Residency Requirements for Credit by Exam

Fall
2006
Resolution Number: 
13.04
Contact: 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Many colleges have a residency requirement that students must complete up to 12 units of college coursework prior to being awarded credit earned by examination (i.e., "credit by exam");

Whereas, Such residency requirements can serve as a deterrent to students who might benefit from credit by exam opportunities;

Whereas, High school students and their parents might be more interested in our programs if residency requirements were either reduced or eliminated; and

Whereas, Students may be more likely to succeed who are seeking to earn credit by exam when examinations are administered at the end of a high school term and given at their high schools rather than at the beginning of a college term at the college;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate California Community Colleges research the advantages and disadvantages of residency requirements for students and colleges; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate California Community Colleges research the advantages and disadvantages of credit by exam tests being administered at schools rather than at colleges and at the end of a term rather than at the beginning of a term. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Research the advantages and disadvantages of residency requirements for students and colleges, and research the advantages and disadvantages of credit by exam tests being administered at schools rather than at colleges and at the end of a term rather than at the beginning of a term.
Status Report: 

The committee consulted with Jane Patton as requested.
Remaining activity was reassigned to Transfer and Articulation Committee.