Credits Earned Outside of CTC

Credits Earned Outside of CTC

Course credit awarded by other than satisfactory completion of a course at Chattahoochee Technical College may be earned as follows:

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • Articulation/Tech Prep (Technical Advanced Placement) Credit
  • College Level Examination Placement (CLEP) Credit
  • Credit by Examination
  • Credit by Transfer
  • Military Credit (see Credit by Transfer)
  • Experiential Learning Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Students who receive a score of three (3) or higher on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) test will be awarded appropriate credit. Official test scores should be mailed directly from the College Board to Chattahoochee Technical College’s Office of Records. Students who have not received confirmation of credit prior to registration should contact the Office of Records. Credit will be awarded for approved AP examinations pending review by the Director of Records and appropriate faculty.

Articulation/Tech Prep Credit

Chattahoochee Technical College has agreed to award credit for certain competencies learned at an accredited Georgia high school. In order to receive this credit, the student must matriculate at Chattahoochee Technical College within 18 months of high school graduation. Articulated credit will be indicated on the transcript with the letters “AC”.

College Level Examination Placement (CLEP) Credit

Chattahoochee Technical College will award credit for a limited number of college level subject exams but does not award credit for the general exam. For credit to be granted, the scores received must be at the 50th percentile or higher and will be awarded for the following courses:

Biology BIOL 1111
Calculus with Elementary Function MATH 1113
College Algebra MATH 1111
College Algebra-Trigonometry MATH 1111
English Composition ENGL 1101
English Composition with Essay ENGL 1101
General Chemistry CHEM 1111
Human Growth & Development PSYC 2103
Humanities HUMN 1101
Principles to Management MGMT 100
Financial Accounting I ACCT 1101
Introductory Business Law MKTG 1130
Macroeconomics ECON 2105
Microeconomics ECON 2106
Introductory Psychology PSYC 1101
Introductory Sociology SOCI 1101
Principles of Marketing MKTG 1100
Trigonometry MATH 1017

Students wishing to earn CLEP or DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) credit for any courses not listed above should check with the Records Office for any changes that may have been made to the policy.

Credit by Examination (Exemption Exam)

A currently enrolled or accepted program student may receive course credit by passing an examination if one is offered. The examination may be written and/or performance based and validates competencies in skills the student would obtain through actual enrollment in the course. Exemption exams will be given at least once per semester.

Exemption Exam Procedures
  1. To register for the exemption exam, students must contact the Office of Academic Affairs by the end of the second week of the semester on the Appalachian Campus, North Metro Campus, or Marietta Campus.
  2. A student cannot attempt to exempt a course in which he or she is currently enrolled. No exemption exam may be attempted more than once.
  3. A non-refundable fee not to exceed 25% of course tuition is charged for each exam. (The fee requirement is waived for eligible articulated secondary students) This fee must be paid prior to taking the exam, and a receipt for this fee must be presented to the examiner at the time of the exam.
  4. All exams are to be taken without any outside aids such as textbooks, notes, etc .
  5. A minimum score of 80% (85% for Allied Health courses) must be achieved to successfully exempt a course.
  6. If the student successfully exempts a course, a grade of “EX” will be assigned.
  7. If the student scores below 80% on the exemption exam, the student must enroll in the class; the student may not take the exemption exam again for that particular course.
  8. If the course being exempted by examination has a prerequisite course requirement, the prerequisite must be satisfied by either passing the exemption test, if available, or successfully passing the prerequisite course.
  9. Students will not be allowed to take exemption exams for previously attempted courses.
  10. Academic Affairs will notify the students of the results of the exams.

NOTE: The Office of Academic Affairs determines what courses are available for exemption testing. Financial Aid will not cover the cost of exemption exam fees.

Credit by Transfer

Chattahoochee Technical College recognizes previous postsecondary coursework from regionally accredited colleges that is applicable to a student’s program of study. A student who presents credit for evaluation and transfer should be aware that the awarding of credit does not guarantee that the college subsequently attended by the student will accept those credits. A student may receive credit for courses taken at another postsecondary institution by meeting the following criteria:

  • The courses must meet the quality of standards established by Chattahoochee Technical College and should consist of essentially the same content and credit hours as the courses at CTC.
  • An official transcript from the institution attended is on file in the Office of Admissions, verifying a grade of C or better for each course being considered for transfer credit.
  • There are no time limits on transferability of general education courses or other occupational courses not listed above.
  • If a written course description or syllabus is needed, it will be your responsibility to obtain appropriate documentation.
  • No credit is awarded for learning support courses.
  • Courses that do not have identical course identification codes, but include essential competency areas, may transfer upon approval from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Full credit will be awarded for courses taken under approved standards within the Technical College System of Georgia, provided the criteria listed above are met. Transfer of credit will be indicated on the student’s transcript with the letters TR. Grade points are not assigned to courses that are transferred. Chattahoochee Technical College reserves the right to review the credentials of faculty for the previously attended college as well as test the proficiency of students for course work that is transferred in. No more than 75% of the total required hours in any program will be approved for transfer credit.


The Georgia Transfer Articulation Cooperative Services (GATRACS) is a partnership between the University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Department of Education, and the Georgia Student Finance Commission. GATRACS is a tool designed to assist you in the transfer process. Visit their website at

Military Credit

Transfer credit for military service schools is awarded based on American Council of Education (ACE) recommendations as listed in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services and approval by the Director of Records.

A student may receive or earn up to twenty five (25) semester credit hours through CLEP, AP, military, corporate, institutional, or other such examinations.

Experiential Learning Credit

Experiential Learning credit may be awarded for students who have extensive work experience or professional certificates in an area related to their current educational goals, subject to
validation by written and/or performance examination. Experiential Learning credit will be recorded on the student’s CTC transcript with a grade designation of “EXP” and will not be calculated in the student’s Academic GPA.

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