Transferring Credit Earned through Challenge Examination
You may petition to receive credit for one course per department via a challenge exam, with the exclusion of the Clinical Training Department. You may qualify to take a challenge examination under the following circumstances:
- The course was taken more than five years prior to applying to Five Branches.
- The course was previously taken and passed at another institution with a grade lower than C, and therefore, does not qualify for transfer credit.
- The course was previously taken and passed at another institution, but the course material was not sufficient to qualify for full transfer credit.
Upon qualification, you will be provided with the course syllabus to aid in preparation for taking the challenge examination. The exam must be taken prior to the start of the program term in which the course is required, and you must receive a passing score of 70%. A course can be challenged by examination only once. If you fail to pass the exam, you will be required to enroll in the course at the full tuition cost.
Credit earned through assessment or achievement examinations at other TCM schools are non-transferable.