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Credits Earned through Non-collegiate Training and Experiences

The college awards credit for applicable armed service school experiences, non-collegiate institutions, and earned professional certifications/licensures. Where applicable, credit shall be awarded in accordance with The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT), the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services as reflected on the official Joint Services Transcript (JST), or the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), or another college-approved organization.


When the Registrar receives evaluation requests of this nature, a copy of the request with documentation shall be directed to qualified faculty for review. The faculty shall compare the students’ documented experiences and outcomes against the course learning outcomes when making credit recommendations. Recommendations by college-approved organizations (e.g., CREDIT, NCCRS, ACE Guide) shall also be used by faculty when performing evaluations.


Qualified faculty shall document the evaluation of student credentials via the Student Request for Evaluation form and submit it to the Chief Academic Officer upon completion. If the credit is recommended for approval by qualified faculty, the faculty may also recommend applicability of the decision for future requests. Qualified faculty may also recommend disapproval of the request. The CAO will make a final determination regarding the awarding of credit and the applicability of future requests by students. If the CAO approves of the awarding of credit, the CAO will direct the Registrar to post the academic credit to the student’s permanent record. If approved and applicability of the decision for future requests is appropriate, as determined jointly between qualified faculty and the CAO, the Registrar shall record this for use in future requests by students.