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Standards for Awarding Credit for Prior Learning
- Academic credit will only be awarded for those courses directly applicable to the student’s declared certificate or degree program listed in the college’s catalog.
- Students may not earn more than 50 percent of the total required degree or certificate credit hours through prior learning methodologies. No more than 25 percent of the total degree or certificate credit hours are allowed by portfolio assessment. Credit hours awarded through prior learning methodologies do not satisfy the college’s residency requirement.
- Credit earned through prior learning methodologies may meet FRCC degree requirements. A student who is awarded credit using standardized credit for prior learning assessments may be granted a degree with designation and a gt Pathways notation on their CCCS transcript. Students should consult an FRCC academic advisor to determine which Credit for Prior Learning methodologies are applicable to degrees with designations. The receiving Colorado public institution will be obligated to honor the promise that completion of the AA/AS with designation and/or gt Pathway curriculum fulfills the lower division requirements as defined by the statewide articulation agreement. Students who wish to use credits awarded by exam to fulfill specific course requirements are responsible for consulting with the institution to which they are considering transferring to determine whether the credits they have been awarded by exam meet the standards of the receiving institution for specific course equivalents.
- Credit for prior learning must meet or exceed the “C” grade level. Minimum cut-off scores on standardized tests are also established to meet the “C” grade level.