What is considered “qualifying” coursework?
For coursework to be eligible for the BSR: the candidate must:
- Candidate must have taken the course at a regionally accredited institution of higher education
- Candidate must have achieved a grade of B- or better, Pass, or Credit
- Course must have been the equivalent of 3 semester units or 4 quarter units
- Course must be degree applicable.
- Degree applicable means that the course is non-remedial and could be applied towards the undergraduate requirements of a Bachelor’s degree or for an Associates degree, or is transferred to a four-year institution. This can include community college coursework (whether used for transfer or not).
Can a candidate use the same course to meet both the Reading and Writing requirements?
Can a candidate apply directly to the Commission when mixing and matching CBEST subtest results and coursework, or does a Commission-approved preparation program need to submit the application?
A candidate may apply directly to the Commission or through a Commission-approved preparation program for a credential or permit when using the mixing and matching option. The option to mix and match coursework and examination subtests can only be verified by a Commission-approved preparation program or the Commission. Note that out-of-state examination subtests cannot be used as a mix-and-match option.