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CCBC @ Southpointe Open House

12/3/2014 - 12/3/2014
CCBC's Washington County Center @ Southpointe

CCBC @ Southpointe Open House

12/3/2014 - 12/3/2014
CCBC's Washington County Center @ Southpointe

Process Technology Open House

12/10/2014 - 12/10/2014
Community Education Center, room 2305

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Admission for Transfer Students

CCBC will accept a maximum of 45 credits through Credits by Examination, CLEP, Transfer Courses, Advanced Standing, Credit for Life Experience and Military Programs or any combination is applicable to the student’s degree program.

Credit by Examination

Credit for certain courses may be established through a proficiency exam. Students pursuing credit by exam should not register for the course in which they hope to establish credit. In addition, students should not have taken the course, or its equivalent, previously either at CCBC or another school. Full-time students receiving financial aid should note that opting for credit by exam may influence and reduce their financial aid awards. Additionally, students must enroll for and successfully complete a minimum of 15 credits of program coursework at CCBC in order to have the credits earned through examination placed on their transcripts. The credits will appear on the transcript designated “Credit by Examination.” Students who have received credit by examination for a course are permitted to subsequently register for the course. However, the last grade issued will be the only grade included in their cumulative quality point average. For these purposes, the “last grade” refers to A, B, C, D, or F only.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program of the College Entrance Examination Board is recognized by CCBC. This program enables individuals who have acquired education in a non-traditional way to become eligible for credit consideration on the basis of performance on the College Level Examination. In accepting CLEP credits, credits shall be limited to the selective specialized subject area examinations and not include the general examinations except for the General Examination English Composition with Essay.

The College will accept the minimum cut-off score recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for awarding credit.

Although CLEP examinations are not offered at CCBC, they are available at several local colleges and universities for a fee. Students interested in taking CLEP examinations should contact the Counseling Office.

Any student who desires to transfer subject examination CLEP credits to CCBC should submit all official test scores to:

Information and Registration Center

1 Campus Drive

Monaca, PA 15061-2588

Note: If a different name appears on the official transcripts, please notify the Information and Registration Center at 724-480-3504.

Transfer Courses

Those individuals seeking to enroll in credit certificate and/or degree programs who have previously attended another college or university will be accepted for enrollment under the category of Transfer Student.

Such individuals will be required to submit all official college transcripts to:

Information and Registration Center

1 Campus Drive

Monaca, PA 15061-2588

Note: If a different name appears on the official transcripts, please notify the Information and Registration Center at 724-480-3504.

Advanced Standing

Various industry certifications and ratings are recognized by CCBC as having equivalent knowledge and competencies and can be used towards the requirements of a degree or certificate.

Such individuals will be required to submit all official documentation to:

Information and Registration Center

1 Campus Drive

Monaca, PA 15061-2588

Note: If a different name appears on the official transcripts, please notify the Information and Registration Center at 724-480-3504.

Credit for Life Experience

Through the Credit for Life Experience program, students may be authorized by the Director of Enrollment Services to substitute life experience for formal classes related to their program of study. Students should not have taken the course(s) for which they are applying to receive life experience credit, either at CCBC or another school. Additionally, students must enroll for and successfully complete a minimum of fifteen credits of program coursework at CCBC in order to have the credits earned through life experience placed on their transcript. Students who have received credit for life experience are permitted to subsequently register for the course. See the Director of Enrollment Services for assistance and advice.

To be considered for credit for life experience, the student must compile a portfolio that will remain the property of the College. A portfolio should be completed for each class in the college catalog that is to be considered for credit for life experience. When compiling the portfolio, the best place to start is with the master syllabus for the particular course for which the request is being made. If requesting credit for more than one course, the student must detail what experience applies to each course. In addition to the course content, a close review of the objectives for the course will help coordinate experience with courses. The portfolio must demonstrate experience in the content field and the attainment of course objectives.

Documentation that is acceptable in support of the request:

• A narrative that outlines the case clearly and in detail by paralleling course objectives with personal experiences

• A chart that parallels personal experience with course objectives

• Job descriptions

• Employer evaluations

• Letters of documentation from employers and colleagues

• Documents that were produced by way of work assignments or personal initiative

• Certificates of completion or documentation for any relevant training together with the content of the training and the number of hours of training

• Résumé

The portfolio should be submitted to the Director of Enrollment Services. The Director of Enrollment Services will review the portfolio in conjunction with Division Directors and faculty and issue a decision. The decision of the Director of Enrollment Services is final.