2023-24 Catalog

Credit by Examination

Upon petition and presentation of evidence that he or she has qualified for it, a student already enrolled at Lehigh may be permitted by the Standing of Students Committee to take a special examination for credit towards graduation. Special examinations are granted only for extraordinary reasons and upon petition. There must be adequate supporting evidence of sufficient cause accompanying each petition. There is a fee for all special examinations.

Students taking a special exam after matriculation at Lehigh will have the grade and credits assigned to their permanent Lehigh record. Special exam credit will be counted as in residence credit and the grade will be used in all grade point average calculations. No special exam will be granted in a course that the student has already taken (except senior reexaminations) for credit or on an audit basis, or in a course in which the student has already completed more advanced work at Lehigh.

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