Ways to Obtain College Credit

College Level Equivalency Examinations  (advanced placement examinations)

 

  • The Academic Credit Assessment Information Center and the individual academic department(s) determine the amount of credit to be awarded.
  • Students must have applied for admission, been accepted at Sinclair, and paid the appropriate fees.
  • Received a three or better on the Advanced Placement Program examinations.
  • Course(s) will be recorded with a “Y” grade on the Sinclair transcript.
  • Students can apply no more than 45 credit hours earned through the Advanced Placement Program (APP toward the degree requirements (i.e. proficiency examinations/ articulation agreements/ACE/CREDIT/CLEP/DANTES)
    Credits earned via APP examinations do not apply toward the college residency requirements.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

 

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    The Academic Credit Assessment Information Center and the individual academic department(s) determine the amount of credit to be awarded.
  • Students must have applied for admission, been accepted at Sinclair, and paid the appropriate fees.
  • Course(s) will be recorded with a “Y” grade on the Sinclair transcript.
  • Students can apply no more than 45 credit hours earned through APP/proficiency examinations/articulation agreements/ACE/CREDIT/CLEP/DANTES toward the degree requirements.
  • Credits earned via CLEP examinations do not apply toward the college residency requirements.
  • For information on Sinclair Community College CLEP examination course credit equivalencies click here.

 

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

 

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    Sinclair awards credit for the DANTES Examinations based on the scores earned.
  • Students must have completed a Sinclair application and paid the appropriate fees.
  • The Academic Credit Assessment Information Center and the academic department(s) determine the amount of credit awarded.
  • The course(s) will be recorded on their transcript with a “Y” grade.
  • Students can apply no more than 45 credit hours earned through APP/proficiency examinations/articulation agreements/ACE/CREDIT/DLEP/DANTES toward degree requirements.
  • Credits earned via APP examinations do not apply toward the college residency requirements.
 

Proficiency/Challenge Examinations

 

  • To earn credit for certain courses without enrolling in them, students must take a special examination and/or perform special assignments through the appropriate department.
    Credit by examination along with permission to take the examination requires departmental approval.
  • The process is coordinated by the Academic Credit Assessment Information Center, and students must have completed a Sinclair application and paid the appropriate fee.
  • For each proficiency examination, students must pay a non- refundable fee.
  • A proficiency examination cannot be taken nor credit awarded during any term in which they were previously registered for that course.
  • Students will be awarded an “A,” “B,” “C,” D" or “F” for a proficiency examination; however, only an “A,” “B,” or “C” grade will be recorded on their transcripts.
    Proficiency fees are non-refundable.
    Proficiency credits do not apply toward the college residency requirements.
  • Students must have successfully completed course prerequisites before taking the proficiency challenge examination.  Any exceptions to this requirement are made at the discretion of the Department Chairperson.
  • Students can take a proficiency examination only once for any course.
 
Articulation Agreements

 

 

Credit for Lifelong Learning (CLLP)

 

  • Credit for Lifelong Learning evaluates students’ learning experiences from work, volunteer services, conferences, workshop attendance, in-service training, vocational interests, or independent research, for college credit.  The experiences are documented in a portfolio.
  • The portfolios consist of a written description of the learning supporting the documentation, and the process begins with a two=credit hour course PLA 1100—Prior Learning Portfolio Development.
  • Faculty members knowledgeable in each specific area of learning evaluate these portfolios for college credit.
  • An evaluation fee for each course evaluated is assessed.
  • If students are awarded credit for the portfolio course(s), the credit and letter grade will be transcribed on their Sinclair transcript.