Evaluation of Credit (Procedure 3.0200)

Based on board policy number and Florida Statute:Effective Date:
Florida Statute 1001.64(8)(a) 5/02
Purpose

To establish guidelines for evaluating College Transfer Credit, Advanced Standing Examinations, Vocational Education Credit and Adult High School Credit.

Procedure
  1. General Provisions for the Evaluation of College Transfer Credit
    1. Students must request official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities be sent directly to the Office of Student Records. Students who have earned less than 12 semester hours of transferable college credit must also submit an official high school transcript.
    2. All official transcripts are required prior to students beginning classes. Students whose transcripts have not been received by the end of the first semester of the student's initial enrollment will not be allowed to continue at Seminole State College. In addition, a restriction is placed on the student's records and is not removed until the Records Office has received the prior transcripts.
    3. The evaluation of transfer credit shall be the responsibility of the Office of Enrollment Services as per the following guidelines:

      1. Credits earned at one of the six regionally accredited associations will be accepted to fulfill SCC degree requirements provided the work is earned in an area and on a level normally included within the first two years of college and provided a grade of "D" or better was earned.
      2. Students who transfer from a non-regionally accredited institution must follow guidelines as established in Policy 3.021.
      3. Credit will be evaluated based on but not limited to: Florida State Common Numbering System, comparison of course content and objectives, degree requirements from the institution where the credit was earned, and appropriate instructional departmental review.
      4. Guidelines set forth by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Recommendations by the agencies mentioned are not binding upon the College.
    4. Institutional credit earned at other institutions will be matriculated only by formal agreement(s) with Seminole State College. The credit must be identified as such credit on the student's transcript as Institutional credit and the student may be responsible for providing documentation of how such learning was evaluated and the basis on which such credit was awarded.
    5. The Office of Enrollment Services will notify students with regards to their evaluation during their first semester of enrollment. The students may appeal the evaluation prior to the end of their second semester of attendance at the College.
    6. Seminole State College does not award college credit based upon experiential learning.
    7. The final Determination for transfer of credit equivalency decisions rest with the Director of Enrollment Services.
  2. General Provisions for the Evaluation of Advanced Standing Examinations

    1. Seminole State College will award college credit for College Level Examinations Program (CLEP), College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP), International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB), Proficiency Examination Program (PEP), and Defense Activity of Non-Traditional Educational Support Examinations (DANTES) in accordance with Florida State Statue and Florida State Board of Education Administrative Rules.
  3. General Provisions for the Evaluation of Vocational Education Credit

    1. Seminole State College will grant credit for vocational credit in accordance with Florida State Statute and Florida State Board of Education Administrative Rules.
    2. Seminole State College may grant Postsecondary Adult Vocational Credit for prior experiential learning per the following guidelines:

      1. Credit for prior experiential learning shall be awarded only for documented learning that demonstrates achievement of all outcomes for specific courses in an approved degree program.
      2. Credit shall be awarded only to matriculated students. Credit earned by experiential learning shall be identified as such credit on the student's transcript and, upon request from another institution, document how such learning was evaluated and the basis on which such credit was awarded.
      3. Credit for prior experiential learning shall not duplicate credit already awarded or remaining courses planned for the student's academic program.
      4. Departments and programs must clearly describe, and establish the validity of, the evaluation process and criteria for awarding credit for prior experiential learning. This process must be described in the college catalog and must be annually reviewed by the college.
      1. General Provisions for the Evaluation of Credit for the Adult High School

        1. Students must request an official transcript from the previous high school and send it directly to the Adult High School.
        2. The official transcript must be received no later than the end of the first term of the student's initial enrollment.
        3. The evaluation of credit shall be the responsibility of the Office of Enrollment Services as per the following:

          1. For High Schools located in the state of Florida, credit will be granted based upon the recommendation of the Florida Department of Education's Course Code Directory for Secondary Coursework
          2. For High Schools located outside the state of Florida, credit will be granted based upon but not limited to: comparison of course content and objectives, appropriate instructional departmental review, and Florida Department of Education's Course Code Directory for Secondary Coursework.
          3. A grade of "D" or better was earned.
        4. The evaluation of credit will be posted to the student's record during the student's first term of enrollment.
        5. The final Determination for transfer of credit equivalency decisions rests with the Director of Enrollment Services.
Recommended by Executive Staff Date 42/4/02
Approved: President, E.Ann McGee Date 5/8/02

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