Transfer credit is considered for courses which meet the following criteria:
Applicants requesting transfer credit for courses in the major may also be asked to submit the following:
Grades in courses being transferred are not utilized in the calculation of GPA.
All transfer credits must be finalized with the Office of Student Records and Information Management by the end of the first semester of enrollment. After the tuition deposit has been paid, the Office of Student Records and Information Management will review and award approved transfer credits prior to the first day of registration. Students are encouraged to compare their program curriculum plan to their degree audit to confirm transfer credit awarded and the courses in which to register.
Graduate students receiving transfer credit must meet all admission requirements or approved equivalents and must complete a minimum of one-third of the total credit hours needed for graduation at Cabarrus College. Undergraduate students receiving transfer credit must meet all admission requirements or approved equivalents and must complete a minimum of 25% of the admission requirements or approved equivalents and must complete a minimum of 25% of the total credit hours needed for graduation at Cabarrus College. The minimum must include at least 50% of the credit hours in the major.
Once a student is enrolled at Cabarrus College, additional transfer credit will be awarded only if approval from the Office of Students Records and Information Management and Provost is obtained prior to dual enrollment in another college.
Block Transfer Credit into Baccalaureate Programs
Allied Health and Nursing Students applying to baccalaureate completion programs at Cabarrus College may receive block credit for a previously earned professional diploma or degree. Block transfer is a process in which a block of credits is granted to students who have completed a certificate, diploma, degree or some cluster of courses that is recognized as having an academic integrity that relates to a particular degree program. The College generally grants up to two full years toward a four year degree program, with no additional requirements so that students attending full time should be able to graduate in a total of four years.
Block credit will be evaluated using the following criteria:
All transfer credit will be approved by the Office of Student Records and Information Management according to established guidelines.
Faxed transcripts are considered unofficial and may be used as working documents ONLY. Official transcripts are necessary before enrollment.
College Board Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP and Regents Exams
A student may earn credit for general education courses by attaining acceptable scores (4 or 5) on the Advanced Placement Program (AP exam) of the College Entrance Examinations Board (CEEB); a credit granting score of 50 or better on College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam of the College Board; or a “C” or better on a Regent’s exam. Credit by examination appears on the student’s transcript but is not included in the calculation of GPA.
Credit by Departmental Examination
Credit by departmental examination is available to students who have had experiences (e.g., employment, course work) that do not warrant transfer credit or advanced placement for a course, but indicate a probable proficiency in the area of study as determined by the program chair. Eligible courses vary by the program.
To challenge a course by departmental examination, the student must complete the Credit by Examination Application and Authorization form and complete the following requirements:
A course must be challenged before the course begins. A grade of “80” or better is required to receive credit for the course. A student must register for the course during the registration period and attend class until notification of exam results.
The challenge exam for courses involving laboratory and clinical experiences contains separate exams for both components of the course. The student must pass both components with a grade of “80” to receive credit for the course. The letters “CE” (Credit by Exam) will be recorded on the transcript to indicate the examination was passed. Upon successful completion of the challenge exam, the non-refundable fee is applied to the next session’s tuition.
Hours earned through credit by examination will not be counted in determining hours for full time status. The student is allowed only one challenge exam attempt per eligible course. A student may not pursue credit by examination for a course in which they had previously earned a “D” or “F”.
CREDIT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Experiential Learning is the mastery of course content and/or student learning outcomes gained through applicable work experience or specialized training. These experiences are obtained outside of a formal academic setting. Learning experiences must occur within five years of the current application date. A request for credit for experiential learning should be made four weeks in advance of the specific course offering. Students requesting credit for experiential learning must first meet all requirements for admission and enrollment and submit the following items to the Office of Studentn Records and Information Management:
Extra-Institutional Credit for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNS)
Licensed practical nurses seeking extra-institutional credit for their license must meet the College’s general admission criteria as well as admission criteria for the ADN program with the exception of the NA I requirement which will be waived. In addition, they must:
Upon admission to the ADN program, the LPN will receive extra-institutional credit for BIO 100 (Medical Terminology) and NSG 111 (Foundations in Nursing – Health Promotions) if the individual scored 70 or above on the Nursing ACE I PN-RN Foundations of Nursing exam. The cost to take the Nursing ACE I PN-RN exam is $75 and it can be scheduled by calling 704-403-2212. The LPN will be required to complete the general education courses or equivalents that are prerequisite to NSG 121 (Foundations in Nursing – Chronic Conditions).