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two quarters each academic year at De Anza or Foothill College. A single W in a term qualifies as enrollment in that term.
Students seeking credit by examination must first successfully complete 15 units at De Anza. Following this, students may file for credit by examination during any regular quarter for courses in which they are especially qualified through previous training or experience, and for which prior AP or college credit has not been awarded. Students may obtain the appropriate forms from their counselor.
Additional requirements for credit by examination include
■ Students must be enrolled in the courses and the instructor has outlined successful completion requirements.
The following courses are challengeable.
Applied Technologies
AUTO 50A and 50B, AUTO 51A and 51B (Must pass A and B classes to receive credit.)
DMT 80
Biological, Health and Environmental Sciences
HTEC 50, 60A, 73
Business and Computer Science
CIS 2, 31, 50, 66, 67A, 67B, 74, 75A (CIS classes that have lab hours are not challengeable.)
Creative Arts
F/TV 20
Intercultural/International Studies
The World Languages Department does not give credit by examination for any foreign language class.
Students can place at the appropriate level in the foreign language curriculum, depending on their language proficiency level.
Language Arts
Physical Science/Math/Engineering
Social Sciences and Humanities
ADMJ 1, 95
PARA 94, 95
POLI 10, 95
A special no-credit challenge exam is
available to meet the California State/Local Government portion of the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement.
  To carry out its mission in the Foothill-
De Anza Community College District,
each college shall ensure that students in college-approved, two-year degree A.A./A.S. programs will be able to obtain the degree
in two years providing they adhere to the prescribed pattern and sequence of courses
and are ready to begin college-level work
upon entry. Courses that meet major requirements shall be listed in curriculum
sheets distributed by each college. Each
college obligated under the policy shall meet
to ensure those courses are offered at one or ■ both of the two colleges with appropriate frequency.
No course may be challenged
after meeting twice the number of meetings per week.
Students may not request CBE for courses for which they have already earned a grade.
CBE units may not be used to meet the 24 residency units required to earn a De Anza degree.
No more than 45 CBE units may be earned.
Students who successfully
challenge a course through
credit by examination may not subsequently challenge a course normally preceding it (for example, challenging Chemistry 1B and then challenging Chemistry 1A).
When transferring to another college or university, accepting credit by examination requirements or units is at the discretion of the transfer institution.
Minimum class size guidelines apply to ■ all lecture, lecture-lab and laboratory classes.
A minimum class size of 20 is generally required. Special circumstances, however, ■ may necessitate the continuation of a class
below the 20-student minimum. The key
factor in making a decision to continue ■ will be based upon program needs. Such
cases may include second- or third-quarter ■ or second-year sequential courses, courses required for an identified major or career
subject area, combined courses meeting at
the same hour with the same instructor,
and one-of-a-kind offerings needed for graduation or transfer. Exceptions to minimum class size guidelines may also be ■ based on
■ ■
Limited classroom or laboratory facilities
Statutory and state regulations mandating class size, independent study and special projects
 Other circumstances that warrant exception may be made by the Office of Instruction.
Class size of all sections is monitored by the Office of Instruction throughout the registration process. In consultation with the appropriate division dean, low-enrolled classes will be identified and an appraisal made of the enrollment pattern. When warranted, sections may be cancelled early in the registration process to foster improved enrollment in remaining sections.
Challenge is limited to those courses recommended by the divisions and approved by the vice president of Instruction. Special limitations exist for challenging courses in sequence. The examination may include oral, written, or skill tests, or a combination and will be sufficiently comprehensive to assess the student’s knowledge and skills commensurate with a student successfully completing the course.
The credit by examination grade will be noted on the student’s transcript at the end of the quarter. Students who do not successfully challenge may not remain enrolled in the course.

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