of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in the College ’s own undergradu ate formal award programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, recognized guides which aid in the evaluation of credit will be used. Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs. 2. A course completed at other regionally accredited postsecondary institutions with a passing grade will be accepted for transfer as potentially creditable toward graduation requirements. 3. A transfer student from a collegiate institution not accredited by the appropriate regional association may request an evaluation of transfer credits after completing 15 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. 4. A transfer grade of “D” will only be accepted when the transfer student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above at the time of admission. If the student has a cumulative 2.0 or above, the “D” grade will be accepted the same as for native students. 5. Credit may be extended based on a comprehensive evaluation of demonstrated and documented competencies and previous formal training.

Transfer of Students between Programs within the Institution

An enrolled student may transfer to a different program of study if he/she meets admission requirements and there is a vacancy in the program. Any academic credit previously earned which is applicable to the new program of study will be transferred.

Admission of Transient Students

A transient/transfer student who attended another postsecondary institution and who seeks credit for transfer to that parent institution may be admitted to the College as a transient student. The student must submit an application for admission and an official letter or transient form from the institution which certifies that the credit earned at the College will be accepted as a part of the student’s academic program. Such a student is not required to file transcripts of previously earned credits at other postsecondary institutions.

Prior Learning Assessment

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College recognizes that learning occurs in a variety of ways. As such, college credit may be awarded for learning obtained through non-traditional means, including, but not limited to nationally recognized examinations, credit awarded for prior learning, military training credit, and local and state-wide articulation agreements. Credit awarded through non-traditional means shall not be included in the 25 percent of total credit hours that must be completed at the college granting the degree. 1. Nontraditional Credit: Academic Credit Awarded for Examination – College credit may be awarded through nationally recognized examinations such as: Advanced Placement (AP); College Level Examination Program (CLEP); United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI); Defense Activity for Non-


2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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