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Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing

Transfer Credit

If an applicant has attended another VSC school prior to the 2002 summer term or another college outside the VSC system, Vermont Tech requires official transcripts. These should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the college at the time of application.

There is a $50 fee for evaluation of transcripts outside of the VSC. This evaluation is normally completed after the studentís acceptance of the offer of admission and the fee is billed to the studentís account. Early transcript evaluation can be made for applicants who pay the evaluation fee in advance.

Generally, credit for applicable college courses taken may be granted for those courses completed with a grade of C- or better or C for any science course required for PN, ADN, DHY, or RSP; however, the transferred grades will not be computed into a studentís Vermont Tech GPA.

Courses taken at an accredited institution on a pass-fail basis may be transferred. However, Vermont Tech may require the student to obtain a grade equivalent in the course from the institution at which the course was taken.

Examinations may be required to show competence of subject material. Vermont Tech will be the final judge as to what transfer credit it accepts. Transfer credit varies depending upon a number of factors, such as the studentís academic record, the college or university selected, and the program selected.

Credits earned within the VSC are transferable to other colleges or universities only at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Advanced Standing

Admission candidates may be granted advanced standing in a degree program by transfer of courses from other accredited post-secondary institutions; advanced placement examination; recognized equivalent military courses; credit by challenge examinations; or previous relevant experience.

Consideration of previous relevant experience for credit is initiated by a completed academic portfolio, normally through the VSC Assessment of Prior Learning at CCV. The Vermont Tech department chairs and/or the Academic Dean will decide assessed work is equivalent to our required courses. If approved, the portfolio will be returned to the registrarís office with the signatures of approval from the programís department chair, the credit-granting department, and the Academic Dean. The college may require a challenge exam in these cases

Advanced standing toward a degree program is subject to the following restrictions: No more than 50% of the total required credits may be obtained by advanced standing for an associate degree or the plus 2 portion of a bachelorís degree. No more than 50% of the total major technical course credits in an academic program may be obtained by advanced standing.