External credit can only be accepted from students in the BSN program. Possible sources of external credit include (1) credit by examination, (2) military service/armed services schools, and (3) high school Tech Prep programs.
To receive external credit, the following conditions must be met:
- Credit is awarded only in areas offered within the current curriculum of the College and related to the student’s educational program.
- Credit is awarded only for those learning experiences in which it can be documented that the outcomes for specific courses in an approved degree program have been met.
- All external credit must be submitted for review during the first two quarters of the program. External credit submitted after a student’s completion of the first two quarters will not be reviewed nor will external credit be awarded.
Quarter hours of credit toward graduation are awarded on the basis of these conditions, but grades or quality points are not awarded.
Transfer of external credit from Platt College to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
External Credit by Examination
Students may earn college credit for College-Level Examination Program Subject Examinations (CLEP) taken after their admissions date to Platt College. Students may earn college credit by examination for acceptable (national benchmark) scores on the CLEP Examinations. Official documentation must be received directly from the testing agency. Requests for credit by examination are submitted to the Registrar. The test results are evaluated by the Registrar and, if credit is earned, recorded on the student’s record. The Platt College of Aurora, Colorado CLEP code is 4460.
CLEP: Applications and information on the CLEP are available by writing the College Level Examination Program, Box 6600, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6600, by calling (609)-771-7865, or by accessing www.collegeboard.com. Credit is awarded for acceptable scores received on subject examinations only. All fees associated with CLEP testing are the responsibility of the student.
External Credit for Military Service/Schools
Credit may be awarded for attendance at military schools and job classifications based upon recommendations from the Office of Educational Credit of the American Council on Education. Military service credit is awarded provided that proper documentation supporting service-related educational experiences is presented to the Registrar before the end of the second quarter from the start of the program.
External Credit for Tech Prep Programs
A student, who has completed a secondary course of study and has received a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED), has enrolled in a college or university within two years of graduation, and who demonstrates attainment of equivalent learning outcomes for specified courses will receive credit for those courses.
Students wishing to participate in receiving external credit must:
Meet specific performance requirements.Enroll at Platt College within two (2) years of the date of graduation from high school or from the date of completing the general education diploma (GED).