As a rule, CBEs are not offered. However, exceptions can be made. The student will need first work with a faculty member to determine if credit by exam (CBE) is offered. Currently, CBEs are not offered for first-and-second-year language courses. Once the student has been given approval, go to admissions and records to pick up the form. They need to obtain all required signatures (it is their responsibility to take the form to each department). Once they have the signatures, they need to go to the cashier's office and pay the $25 fee. At that time, they can arrange to take the exam with the instructor who approved the CBE. The instructor will return the form with the grade and exam to Admissions and Records.
Students may not take CBEs for any course lower than those for which they have received credit. Also, CBEs may not be attempted in a particular course more than once and may not be earned in a course the student has failed or audited until after one calendar year has passed. Test credits are applicable toward meeting graduation requirements but are excluded when calculating the grade point average.
Though the University of Nevada, Reno does not directly award credit for prior experiential learning, students may use their prior experience to earn credit via the approved examinations listed in the University catalog under "Admission, Transfer and Examination credit."