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CBE (Credit by Exam)

The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) allows several alternative methods of receiving credit for coursework other than the traditional credit received by enrolling in and passing a particular course.

Students may acquire up to 1/3 of the credits required in their degree through CBE. However, this may vary by major, so check with your major advisor. Students are assessed 20% of the CSI Idaho resident tuition for each credit acquired by CBE, as well as other associated CBE testing fees. CBE credits may not be used as part of the credits supporting a student’s financial aid award. Credits received in this manner may count toward the credit requirements for graduation, a grade of ‘P’ (P=Pass) is given, and these types of credits are not computed in the student’s Grade Point Average (GPA). CSI requires students receiving an A.A. or A.S. degree to take an English composition course. Students who pass out of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 via the CBE process are required to take ENGL 201, Intermediate Expository Composition.