If you earned credit hours from other institutions or agencies, you may fulfill up to 75 percent of program requirements through advanced standing. TTC awards the following types of advanced standing credit:
College Transfer Credit: You may receive transfer credit for courses successfully completed at regionally accredited colleges and universities. In awarding transfer credit, TTC considers equivalency of course content, quality, level, hours and program relevance. The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ “Transfer Credit Practices of Educational Institutions” serves as a guide for acceptance of transfer credit.
For TTC to consider your transfer credits, you must have official transcripts of previous college work sent to TTC’s Admissions office, and you may be asked to provide additional documentation. TTC awards transfer credit only when the grade is C- or higher or when the sending institution confirms that the grade (P for example) is equivalent to a C- or higher. Transfer credit will not be included in the calculation of your GPA at TTC except for certain financial aid requirements. For more information, see Transfer: State Policies and Procedures and Financial Aid.
Military: You may receive credit for selected formal military course work and training. TTC uses the credit recommendations of the American Council on Education’s Guide for the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services to evaluate military course work.
Experiential Learning: Students may receive experiential learning credit for selected courses. Credit may be awarded only for courses offered within the current curriculum and must be appropriately related to the student’s educational program. Credit may be awarded only to students currently enrolled in credit courses. Credit may not be granted for a course in which the student has already earned a grade, including audit and withdrawal. Credit may be awarded only to students who have previously completed at least three hours of program-specific course work with a grade of C or better. Some formal business and industry training as well as military experience may be considered for experiential learning credit based on recommendations contained in the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. The American Council on Education’s Program on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction (ACE/PONSI) produces this guide. No more than 25 percent of program completion requirements may be composed of experiential learning credit. Exceptions for up to 75 percent of the program requirements may be granted if credit has been previously earned and documented from organizations such as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
Tests for Advanced Standing
Limitations on Test Credit: The awarding of advanced standing through testing is subject to the following:
- You may receive up to 16 semester credit hours in advanced standing but not more than one-fourth of the total curriculum hours required for program completion.
- You must verify that the Registrar’s office has your official score reports prior to the beginning of the semester in which you seek advanced standing.
- You may not receive credit for a course you previously attempted, including withdrawals.
- You may retest three months after the original test date of a CLEP or 30 days after the original test date of a DANTES DSST exam.
- Your GPA will not be affected by advanced standing credits.
- TTC does not guarantee that advanced standing credit awarded for TTC courses will transfer to other institutions.
Advanced Placement: You will receive college credit for a score of 3, 4 or 5 on selected Advanced Placement examinations.
International Baccalaureate: You may receive college credit for scores of 4 or greater on selected International Baccalaureate higher-level exams.
Excelsior College Testing: You may receive credit for selected college-level exams if your scores are satisfactory to the college. Your official Excelsior transcript must be on file in the Registrar’s office prior to credit being awarded.
CLEP: You may receive credit for selected College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams if your scores meet TTC’s minimum score requirements. Contact Testing Services for a listing of accepted CLEP examinations. Official score reports must be on file in the Registrar’s office prior to credit being awarded.
DANTES DSSTs: You may receive credit for selected Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) exams if your scores meet minimum score requirements for TTC. Contact Testing Services for a listing of accepted DANTES DSSTs examinations. Official score reports must be on file in the Registrar’s office prior to credit being awarded.
You may retest three months after the original test date for CLEP and 30 days after the original test date for DANTES DSSTs.