Transfer Credit and Credit for Other Prior Learning
Washtenaw Community College recognizes that students come to college with competencies obtained
from prior learning experiences such as previous education, training, or work experience. To receive
credit, a prior learning experience must be verified. If it is documented and evaluated to be equivalent
to college-level coursework, it is the College's policy to allow equivalent credit to be granted to the student if appropriate to their WCC program of study. The
following methods may be used to verify equivalency credit: transcript evaluation, credit by examination,
portfolio evaluation, advanced placement testing, and articulation credit.
Credit for prior learning will be evaluated and posted on the student's transcript only after
the student has earned one or more credit hours at WCC and will not apply toward
satisfying the minimum credits in residence required for graduation.
The credit does not count as part of a student's credit load for any given semester
and is not computed into the grade point average. In most cases, non-traditional credit
earned for prior learning experiences will not transfer to other colleges or universities.
Other institutions will want to evaluate the transcripts from all colleges previously attended
when awarding transfer credit.
See also Board of Trustees Policy 3031: Credit for Prior Learning.
• College Board Advanced Placement Exams.
• College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
• DANTES Subject Standardized Tests.
• Secondary/Postsecondary Articulation Articulation through Tech Prep.
• Credit by Examination.
• Credit by Portfolio/Document Evaluation.
• Military Training.
• Transfer Credit from Other Colleges and Universities.
• Procedure to Request Evaluation of Other College Transcripts (PDF).
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