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Proficiency exams are available for many of the courses at Clark State. If you feel that you already have the competency/skill that is offered in a Clark State course, you may have the option of taking a proficiency exam in order to test out of the course.

There are time restrictions for taking proficiency exams, so you should schedule it as far in advance as possible. The fee for taking the exam is $15 per credit hour with a minimum charge of $20. A proficiency exam is paid for separately in the Cashier's Office and, if passed, gives the student full credit for the course. Eighty percent or better is a passing score. Please note that a proficiency exam cannot be retaken for a period of one year. Please contact the academic division to see if a proficiency exam is available for a specific course.

If you are on any type of financial aid, taking a proficiency exam will drop your credit hours by the number of credit hours of the course.

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