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Prior Learning Credits

The college recognizes that students have attended other institutions or have earned college-level learning from non-college sources. The college offers several options for evaluating prior learning and/or college-level credit earned outside of Schoolcraft College.

College Credit

Courses taken at regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated for courses taught at Schoolcraft. Students must score 2.0/C or higher for consideration. Some programs may require higher grades for acceptance of transfer credit. We do not evaluate or grant transfer credit for courses below 100 level. Transfer credit will not be awarded for a course in which the student has already earned a grade (0.0 to 4.0) from Schoolcraft College.

Summer 2016 semester and forward:  Transfer credit can be granted for an exact equivalent course from another accredited institution in which the student received a 0.0 grade at Schoolcraft College.  Please email the Records Office at screcord@schoolcraft.edu to request this exception once the official transcript has been received.

Request official transcripts from your previous college to be sent directly to the Schoolcraft College Student Records office. Hand carried or "issued to student copies" are not accepted for the purposed of evaluating transfer credit.

International students should use one of our evaluation sources: ECE (www.ece.org) or WES (www.wes.org). International transcript translation companies do charge for their services.

There is no charge to students to have transcript evaluated, but previous institution may charge for official transcript.

Advanced Placement Credit

Students who took the Advanced Placement exam scoring a minimum of 3 may be able to earn credit at Schoolcraft.

Send Advanced Placement scores (collegeboard.com) to the Schoolcraft College Student Records office.

There is no charge to evaluate Advanced Placement scores.

CLEP/DSST Exams

Students can earn credit based on satisfactory scores on the CLEP (minimum score of 50) or DSST (minimum score of 400) exams.

Exams are given monthly through the Schoolcraft Testing Center.

Schoolcraft charges a registration fee and a test fee. More information can be found at www.schoolcraft.edu/testing.

Credit by Exam

Students who present evidence of special course proficiency, experience or education can take an exam to prove college-level learning. Students must earn a 2.0 or higher to receive credit.

Students interested in credit by exam should contact the appropriate dean or associate dean of the discipline to discuss options.

Students pay the current in-district tuition rate (per credit hour).

Articulation Credit

Schoolcraft has articulation agreements with several area high schools and career/technical centers to earn specific credit for specific programs.

Students should have the high school instructor complete the "Passport" form and send it to the the Schoolcraft College Student Records office.

No cost to student to have articulated credit evaluated.

Special Licensure or Certification

Students who have earned nationally recognized licensure or certification can submit for assessment of comparable college courses.

Students interested in receiving credit for special licensure or certification should contact the appropriate dean or associate dean of the discipline to discuss options.

Students pay $25 to have the credits applied to their transcript.

Work Life Experience

Students may have non-instructional life experiences that may make them eligible for credit.

Students interested in Work Life Experience should contact the appropriate dean, associate dean or assistant dean of the discipline to discuss options.

Students pay the current in-district tuition rate (per credit hour).

 

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