Accelerated Degree Program
Santa Fe Community College accepts college credit from a variety of nontraditional sources that demonstrate college-level learning. If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities to earn credit outside the classroom, please see the Testing Center Manager. Each opportunity represents a way for you to save time and tuition by earning credit for college-level knowledge.
Credit for Prior Learning
SFCC recognizes that students may gain college-level knowledge through life and work experiences outside of an academic setting. For more information, please visit the Credit for Prior Learning page.
Credit by Examination
If you believe you can demonstrate college-level learning in a particular subject area, you may attempt to challenge the course material by examination. There are three options to challenge a course:
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- SFCC Challenge Exam
- College Board (CEEB) Advance Placement (AP) Program
The first two options are exams that can be taken on campus through the Testing Center. The Advance Placement (AP) Program allow students to take advanced placement courses in high school, and earn college credit for specific courses. For more information on all of these options, please refer to the SFCC Catalog. Results from the DSST exam can be submitted as well, however we no longer proctor this exam in the SFCC Testing Center.