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POL 6.008 Transfer of Credits

Regionally accredited colleges and universities

Credit may be given for courses transferred from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Credits only, not grades, are transferred for “C” or better courses. Courses with less than a “C” grade may be accepted at the discretion of the instructional deans provided those courses do not conflict with any other program or institutional policies. Courses on transcripts are evaluated by the director of student services, or designee, according to the student’s selected program.

The student’s academic advisor will determine whether the awarded transfer credit may be applied toward the student’s program of study. Students who wish a transfer credit evaluation must request an official copy of their previous academic transcripts to be sent directly to the student services office.

Non-regionally accredited colleges and universities

Credit may be given for courses transferred from non-regionally accredited colleges and universities. The policy is the same as described above for “transfer of credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities” with the following exceptions:

  1. The student services office may choose to request a recommendation of transfer credit for the transcript in question from the academic advisor for the program in which the student has enrolled.
  2. The student may be requested to demonstrate knowledge and/or skills commensurate with the performance required for satisfactory completion of existing courses.
  3. Credit may not be granted.

Other transfer credits

Kirtland Community College recognizes many other opportunities for awarding transfer credits. These opportunities include:

  1. College board advanced placement program (APP): College course credit will be granted to students who participate in the APP and pass the advanced placement examinations with a score of three, four, or five. Students must submit a college action report to the student services office for consideration of granting college credit.
  2. College-level examination program (CLEP): College course credit will be granted to students who participate in CLEP subject examinations and achieve the minimum passing score as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). CLEP general examinations are not considered. Students must submit a CLEP transcript to the student services office for consideration of granting college credit.
  3. DANTES subject standardized tests (DSSTs): College course credit will be granted to students who participate in the DSSTs and achieve the minimum passing score as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Students must submit an official transcript to the student services office for consideration of granting college credit.
  4. Educational experiences in the armed services: Veterans can be awarded college credit for the service schools they attended and their work experience while in the US military. The college awards credit based on recommendations provided by the American Council on Educations. Students must submit a copy of their DD-214 and training certificates to the student services office for consideration of granting college credit. Other documentation may also be required.
  5. United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) program: College course credit will be granted to students who participated in the USAFI Program and achieved the minimum passing score as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Students must submit an official transcript to the student services office for consideration of granting college credit.
  6. Articulation: College course credit will be granted to students who have met the requirements of formal articulation agreements between the college and secondary educational institutions. Students must submit an application for articulation credit after completing fifteen credit hours at Kirtland Community College for consideration of granting college credit.

Adopted April 5, 1990

Revised March 19, 1998