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Transfer and External Credit
Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed at accredited institutions of higher education approved by the US Department of Education* and using the Military Transcript Transfer Guide. For more information see Policy 02:14:00 Transfer Credit.
*(The institutions that transfer credit is accepted from must hold accreditation from an accrediting body that is recognized by the US Department of Education). The college does not accept credit from other agencies in which we are not an official partner college.
Decisions concerning transfer credit are based on (1) equivalence of course content and credit hours and level of instruction to that provided by Platt College and (2) appropriateness and applicability of credit to the student’s program at Platt College.
Students must be accepted into the BSN program at Platt College before transfer credit is evaluated. Official transcripts are evaluated and transfer credit is reviewed by the Registrar. Unofficial transcripts may be used for advising and course selection but are not acceptable for transfer of credit. As the Registrar reviews the official transcript, the student may be asked to provide the course description(s) and/or class syllabus from the catalog under which he/she was enrolled.
The maximum transfer credit awarded cannot exceed 50% of the quarter credit hours of the total program requirement. The Dean of Nursing and Faculty Chair over General Education have the final decision on issuance of all transfer credit.
Quarter hours of credit toward graduation are awarded on the basis of these conditions, but grades or quality points are not awarded. The College policy for the granting of credit for previous training shall not impact the refund policy.
Foundational Liberal Arts Courses (General Education)
Only general education course grades of “C” or higher that are ten (10) years or less from the date of completion will be accepted for transfer credit from an accredited institution approved by the US Department of Education.
Foundational Science Courses (Cognates)
Cognate courses at Platt College are defined as courses offered in the science discipline. The purpose of cognate courses is to provide a student with more diverse perspectives in interdisciplinary fields. Cognate classes at Platt College include:
BIOL 112, BIOL 206, BIOL 223, BIOL 224, BIOL 300
Only cognate course grades of “C” or higher that are ten (10) years or less from the date of completion will be accepted for transfer credit from an accredited institution approved by the US Department of Education.
Only nursing course grades of “B” or higher that are five (5) years or less from the date of completion will be accepted for transfer credit from an accredited institution approved by the US Department of Education.
Sources of external credit include credit by examination through College Board and military service/armed services schools. For more information see Policy 02:08:00 External Credit.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a standardized, national examination by which students may earn college credited. Students enrolling at Platt College may earn up to 27 quarter credit hours in CLEP credit. Only the following courses are accepted at Platt College in CLEP credit that meet the following conditions listed in the table:
|CLEP EXAM||CREDIT-GRANTING SCORE||SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS GRANTED BY CLEP||PLATT COLLEGE EQUIVALENT COURSE||QUARTER CREDIT HOURS APPLICABLE AT PLATT COLLEGE|
|History of the United States I OR II||50||3||HS 150||4.5|
|Human Growth and Development||50||3||PSY 151||4.5|
|Introductory Psychology||50||3||PSY 101||4.5|
|College Mathematics OR College Algebra OR Precalculus||50||3||MAT 107||4.5|
|Humanities OR Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||3||HUM 101||4.5|
To receive external credit, the following conditions must be met:
- Official documentation must be sent directly from College Board to Platt College. Our CLEP credit institution number is 4460.
- Credit during a student's first two quarters at Platt College. Credits must be 10 years or less from the date of completion to be accepted.
- Credit is awarded only for those the courses listed in the chart.
- 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.
- A student may not take the CLEP examination and received CLEP credit after taking and completing the course with a passing or failing grade at Platt College.
- CLEP credit earned at other colleges will be accepted at Platt College provided the score requirements are met and and the credit is 10 years or less from the date of completion.
- There is a $50.00 CLEP credit review submission fee and a $75.00 transcription fee per credit hour 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.
Platt College only accepts external credit from College Board CLEP. The college does not accept credit from other agencies in which we are not an official partner college.
External Credit by Examination
CLEP: 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 American Council on Education (ACE) Military Transcript Transfer Guide. 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. Students who receive military benefits must submit a Joint Services Transcript (JST) in addition to transcripts from any college(s) and/or universities.