Jean McArthur
Math Department Chair
Office: J-1051
Phone: (815) 280-2364

James Morgan
Math Placement Specialist
Office: J-1025
Phone: (815) 280-2415
Fax: (815) 280-2297

Patricia Shue
Math Department Secretary
Office: J-1049
Phone: (815) 280-2519
Fax: (815) 280-6861

Credit by Proficiency 

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Policy Governing Proficiency Exams

  • Proficiency examinations may be offered in all mathematics courses numbered 100 and above.
  • A proficiency examination may be taken only by students currently enrolled at JJC.
  • The examinee must show that he/she has the background to successfully complete the examination.
  • Passing the proficiency examination, with a grade of 70% or higher, will entitle the student to the credit hours in the amount regularly allowed for the course.
  • The cost for a proficiency examination will be twelve dollars per semester credit hour. The fee shall be paid in advance. A test will be prepared, proctored and graded.

Procedure for the Student

  1. Secure an application for Proficiency Exam from the Department Chair.
  2. Supply the information requested on the application and submit to the Department Chair for approval.
  3. After securing the Department Chair's approval, obtain approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  4. Take completed application to Student Accounts and Payments and pay $12.00 per semester hour of the course.
  5. Present the paid receipted application to the Department Chair who will arrange for the examination.
  6. The Department Chair will authorize credit if the examination has been successfully completed with a grade of 70% or better.


Proficiency examinations may not be used for:

  • A course in which a student has previously been enrolled and dropped or failed.
  • A course in which a student is currently enrolled except by recommendation of the instructor during the first two (2) weeks of class.
  • A course that is a prerequisite to a course which a student has successfully completed or for which a student has received credit.

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