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Credits Earned Outside of CTC – Additional Ways

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 at Chattahoochee Technical College.  Students can earn transfer credit for AP work in two different ways:

  • Official AP test scores can be requested and mailed directly from the College Board to CTC’s Office of Records.
  • AP work shown on another regionally accredited institution’s transcript can also be accepted.

AP credits will be awarded with a grade of “TR” on your academic record.  We do not award letter grades for AP work.  Students who have not received confirmation of credit prior to registration should contact the Office of Records. Credit will be awarded for these approved AP examinations.

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 these CLEP courses.

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.

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.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Students who receive a score of three (3) or higher on the International Baccalaureate (IB) test will be awarded appropriate credit. Official test scores should be requested from International Baccalaureate. Students who have not received confirmation of credit prior to registration should contact the Office of Records.

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

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.

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.

Defense and Non-Traditional Exam Service (DANTES/DSST)