Exemption exams are currently offered year round in the Assessment Center Monday through Friday by appointment. Exemption exams must be completed and graded prior to the start of the upcoming term.

Exemption exams offered at the Lawrenceville Campus are scheduled and paid for online at https://www.registerblast.com/gtc.

Exemption exams offered at the Alpharetta- North Fulton Campus are scheduled and paid for online at https://www.registerblast.com/gtcnfc .

Gwinnett Tech’s Assessment Center offers a wide range of testing services that can further your college education and advance your career.

What are exemption exams?

Exemption exams allow you to receive Gwinnett Technical College credit for classes by passing an exam. Course credit by examination is recorded as EXE on the transcript and is not included in the calculation of the student’s GPA. EXE credit does not count as institutional credit (students are required to earn a minimum of 40% of their program’s required credits at Gwinnett Tech in order to be granted an award).

The tests are timed and you must check the content sheet for specific details.

A current picture ID will be required for test admittance.

Where can I take the exam?
  • Lawrenceville Campus: Building 100, Room 528
       5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
  • Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus: Building A, Room 117
       2875 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Who is eligible?

Currently enrolled or accepted program students may take exemption exams, so long as they have completed the required prerequisites prior to taking the exam. Students may not request exemption tests for courses they have been enrolled in or withdrawn from, nor may they take an exemption test more than once.

When can I schedule an exam?

Any time during the semester but the exam must be completed and graded prior to the start of the upcoming term. Allow one week for grading.

How do I schedule an exemption exam?

Exemption exams offered at both campuses and are scheduled and paid for online at:

Lawrenceville Campus –  https://www.registerblast.com/gtc

Alpharetta – North Fulton Campus –  https://www.registerblast.com/gtcnfc

What is a passing score?

You must score 80% or higher to pass an exemption exam.


The cost of the Exemption Exam depends on the number of credits for the course.  Prices for each exam are listed on RegisterBlast when you choose the exam.  For example, a three credit Exemption Exam is $75 plus a $3.50 processing fee for a total of $78.50.  The fee will be paid online when you register at either campus:

Lawrenceville Campus – https://www.registerblast.com/gtc

Alpharetta North-Fulton Campus – https://www.registerblast.com/gtcnfc

Exemption Exams Offered
Structure and Function of the Human BodyALHS 1011
Introduction to Health CareALHS 1040
Medical TerminologyALHS 1090
Intro to KeyboardingBUSN 1100
Document ProductionBUSN 1440
Computer ConceptsCIST 1001
Operating Systems ConceptsCIST 1130
Program Design & DevelopmentCIST 1305
Networking FundamentalsCIST 1401
Web Development ICIST 1510
C++ Programming ICIST 2361
Introduction to UNIX/LINUXCIST 2431
IT Analysis Design & Project ManagementCIST 2921
Introduction to ComputersCOMP 1000
Introduction to CosmetologyCOSM 1000
Interpersonal RelationsEMPL 1000
Fundamentals of EnglishENGL 1010
Foundations of MathematicsMATH 1012
Algebraic ConceptsMATH 1013