A student applying for transfer credit in any program must submit official transcripts from an accredited and approved institution to the College for review prior to the beginning of the program. Copies of course descriptions, college catalogs, and course syllabi may also be required for evaluation purposes.
The Director of Education, in consultation with the Program Director, will evaluate previous education and training that may be applicable to the program offered at the College. Credit may be given if the education or training was completed at another institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) where courses and credit values are comparable to those offered at American Career College and a letter grade of at least C or numerical grade of at least 70 percent (75 percent for Vocational Nursing and Physical Therapy Assistant); a letter grade of at least B or numerical grade of at least 80 percent for Associate of Science Degree in Nursing was earned.
Only official transcripts will be accepted for transfer credit evaluation, and any coursework to be considered for credit must have been completed within five years of the program start date.
If official transcripts are not received prior to beginning the program, credit will not be awarded for prior coursework. For accepted coursework or training, the student may be required to demonstrate competency in those courses.
The College will conduct an evaluation of previous education and training for all Veterans and eligible persons, grant appropriate credit, shorten the training period proportionately, and notify the Veterans Administration and student accordingly.
Transfer credits are not used in determining grade point averages (GPAs). Credits or clock hours associated with credit for previous training will be counted towards maximum time frame. Recognition of credits earned at another postsecondary institution is limited to no more than 75 percent of the total hours required for completion of a designated program.
For the Vocational Nursing programs, recognition of credits earned at another postsecondary institution is limited to no more than 25 percent of the total hours required for completion of a designated program, except for credits earned at an institution with which the College has an articulation agreement.
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