San Diego Continuing Education to College Credit by Exam

This page provides information and resources for CTE Transitions Credit by Exam for San Diego Continuing Education students, faculty, and counselors.

What is a CTE Transitions Credit by Exam Agreement?

The goal of CTE Transitions Credit by Exam agreements between SDCE and San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar College is to provide SDCE career education students with opportunities to accelerate college degree completion through the development and maintenance of agreements that allow students to earn college credit by successfully completing approved career education courses and/or programs at SDCE.

These agreements better ensure that a student does not have to repeat the same content in a community college course that they already studied at SDCE. CTE Transitions Credit by Exam Agreements are available for career education courses only. See a complete list of active agreements below.


SDCE to College CTE transitions credit by exam REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of the approved course(s) entitles you to:

  • Earn SDCCD college credit (and in some instances, university transferable credit)
  • Waive fees for college course(s) completed through the credit by exam program
  • Use the course to meet degree or certificate requirements
  • Advance to the next level of college classes for which this course serves as a prerequisite

In order for a student to receive college credit, an active agreement must be in place between San Diego Continuing Education and SDCCD at the time the student was enrolled in the SDCE course.


sdce student requirements:
  1. Enroll in a currently approved CTE Transitions Program Credit by Exam SDCE course or program at your SDCE campus (see current Master List of approved CTE Transitions courses).
  2. Successfully complete an SDCCD college application online. IMPORTANT: Please do not submit more than one SDCCD online application. When possible, apply to college for the semester the Credit by Exam course is intended to be successfully completed.
  3. Complete the SDCE Credit by Exam Certification Form with your instructor by the end of the SDCE course (be sure to include your college ID number on the form).
  4. Earn  grade of “B” or better on both the course grade and final exam/portfolio.


sdce faculty requirements:
  1. Provide CTE Transitions Program Credit by Exam information to your students within your class syllabus and during the first week of class. Ensure the students are aware they may be eligible for college credit.
  2. Fully integrate the college approved final exam or portfolio process into your course. Administer the approved final exam or portfolio to all students participating in the course.
  3. Grade all students participating in the course (final exam/portfolio grade and overall course grade)
  4. Complete CTE Transitions Credit by Exam Certification Form for eligible students, include both exam and course grade on the certificate form. Students must receive a “B” or better on both the course grade and the final exam/portfolio to be eligible for college credit.
  5. Be sure that Certification Forms include semester and year to award college credit.
  6. Submit signed Certification Forms within four weeks of course or program completion to SDCE’s Instructional Services.
  7. Work with your Program Dean and SDCE Instructional Services Office for support and guidance.


Important Information
  • Posting of college credit on the student’s college records may take up to a semester from the date the form is submitted by the instructor for processing. Incomplete forms are subject to delay.
  • The list of articulated credit by exam courses may change from year to year.
  • Agreements are effective in the Fall semester of each academic year.
  • Filing a college application requires residency determination.
  • All financial holds or records issues must be cleared before the posting of college credit.
  • Students cannot receive SDCE articulated college credit for a college course they have already taken.
  • College credit cannot be issued for SDCE courses or programs previously taken.
  • Students cannot be awarded more than 12 units of credit by exam applicable credits.




SDCE to City College Active 2019-2020 Agreements

SDCE to Mesa College Active 2019-2020 Agreements

SDCE to Miramar College Active 2019-2020 Agreements




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