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7.24 Acceptance of Credit Policy

All requests for transfer credit should be made before enrolling at South Piedmont Community College. In order to obtain transfer credit evaluations, a student must complete a Request for Transcript Evaluation form and supply the College with appropriate transcripts as well as course descriptions or catalogs if the College requests them.

Students who have completed coursework at other colleges and universities should submit official transcripts of all post-secondary work. Proficiency credits from other institutions will not be accepted. Transfer credit may be awarded for appropriate military courses based on American Council on Education (ACE) recommendation. If a student submits transcripts from foreign universities, it is his or her responsibility to provide accurate translations from an approved translation agency (e.g. WES) of the (a) transcript, (b) course descriptions, and (c) grading system. Credit will be evaluated in the context of the current SPCC college catalog and awarded according to the following criteria:

  1. Prior coursework must correspond in instructional hours and content and must be substantially similar to SPCC courses required in the degree, diploma, or certificate being sought. Quarter-hour courses must equate to the semester-hour equivalent of the current required course, either by a combination of courses or as standalone by using the 3:2 ratio (2/3). Coursework must have been completed at a regionally accredited college recognized by the Commission on Colleges or other nationally known accrediting body.
  2. Coursework must have been completed with a “C” or better.
  3. The time frame for accepting transfer credit is ten (10) years for general education courses, five (5) years for vocational and technical courses, and three (3) years for developmental and computer courses.
  4. Transfer students must meet Residency Requirements for Graduation.

The decision as to how much, if any, transfer credit will be awarded and how such transfer credit will be applied is discretionary on the part of the College. The College reserves the right to disallow credit from another institution if the course is deemed to be obsolete or outdated.

A student may petition the Registrar to have related coursework outside the above time frame evaluated. Detailed course descriptions must be provided by the student. The College Placement Test may be used to determine a student’s ability to complete required coursework. Students who place out of developmental courses may have coursework outside the above time frame evaluated for consideration of transfer credit.

Pertaining to credit for Tech Prep, South Piedmont Community College adheres to the North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement as set forth by the North Carolina Community College System and the Department of Public Instruction.

Pertaining to credit for Advanced Placement (AP), South Piedmont Community College adheres to the Developing A Local Articulation Agreement as set forth by the North Carolina Community College System and the Department of Public Instruction.

Pertaining to credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, and International Transcript, South Piedmont Community College awards credit as defined in the current college catalog.

7.25 Noncredit to Credit Policy

Students interested in receiving curriculum credits for non-credit work (continuing education courses, state or national licenses, or life experiences) may do so through credit by examination. or through provisions set forth through numbered memos and/or guidance from the North Carolina Community College System, and/or when a state-approved bridging program is in place.
 


Credit Transfer Appeal Form

Request for Transcript Evaluation Form