Earning TECEP® Credit
All TECEP® exams are worth three credits. Exam results are posted to a student's file as CR (Credit) or NC (No Credit) and do not affect a student’s grade point average (GPA). Also, only CR results appear on a Thomas Edison State College transcript. Therefore, an official transcript will not show a numeric score, a letter grade, or an NC grade, only exams that have been completed successfully and the number of credits that have been earned.
Students who do not either test or withdraw by the end of their registration term will receive an NC grade. It will appear on their academic evaluation, but not affect their GPA or appear on an official transcript. If the student tests at a later date and receives a CR grade, that grade will replace the original NC grade.
The minimum score required to earn credit on a TECEP® exam is equivalent to a letter grade of 'C'.
Students may take a TECEP® exam a second time if they do not pass on their first attempt, subject to the following policies:
- Students must wait three months before retesting.
- Students may retest only one additional time.
- Students must re-register and pay another test fee.
After a TECEP® exam has been scored and the grade entered into a student file, the student will receive a grade report that lists either CR (Credit) or NC (No Credit). Students can also view their grades online, by logging into the Online Student Services page of the College web site and viewing their academic evaluation.
It is not possible to review a TECEP® exam after administration. Students with concerns should e-mail [email protected] and include their name, College ID, course code, and test date. Any concerns regarding a specific test administration must be made within 90 days of the receipt of the grade report.
In order to maintain compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the College cannot release test results via telephone, email, or fax.