Academic Information

Credit for Prior Learning

Many students have knowledge gained through training, testing, or prior learning experiences. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit through a variety of options that are described below. For more specific information for Credit for Prior Learning options: Receive Credit for Life Experience

Prior Learning Options
Career Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) Students are eligible to enroll in specific courses in their high schools to earn college credit through articulated agreements via Consortium member schools.
College Board Advanced Placement Exams (AP Exams) Students may be granted college credit by earning qualifying scores on various College Board AP exams.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Students may be granted college credit by earning qualifying scores on various College Board CLEP exams.
Course Challenge Students may earn college credit for prior learning experiences by demonstrating proficiency in the content of a course. Students can request a Course Challenge when there are no CLEP examinations available.
Institutes of Higher Education Students may transfer credits from any regionally accredited institution of higher education with a grade of C- or better towards a degree or certificate program.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Students who have received an International Baccalaureate Diploma are eligible to receive up to 30.0 transfer credits towards their degree.
International Baccalaureate Higher Level Exams Students may be granted college credit by earning qualifying scores on International Baccalaureate Higher Level exams.
Prior Learning for Professional and/or Life Experience Students with professional work and life experience, and professional licensures may be granted college credit if their experience is directly related to their program of study.
Reverse Transfers Students currently in a four- year intuition have the option of completing an associate degree at CCCC through reverse transfer.
VALOR Act: Academic Credit Evaluation Policy In accordance with the Valor Act, CCCC uses the ACE guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services as the primary method for evaluating and awarding academic credit for military occupation, training, coursework, and experience. In addition, the College also evaluates CLEP, DANTES Subject Standard Test, and prior learning assessment.

Questions related to the transfer of military credits can be directed to the Office of the Registrar, or visit: Military and Veterans Services.