Danville Area Community College accepts 100-level and 200-level coursework from other postsecondary institutions who have been accredited by approved regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation shows that the institutions have been evaluated by recognized accreditors and are determined, by their peers, to meet acceptable levels of educational quality. In some instances, an upper-division course may be considered for credit if the course syllabus is equivalent to a specific DACC course syllabus.
As part of the DACC application process, students are asked to send “official” transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Once the transcript is received by the DACC Records Office, the transcript is evaluated for credits applicable to the student’s declared major/program of study which will include any math or English credit for course placement. If the student has not indicated a program of study or is “undecided,” only the math and English credits will be evaluated. (Please Note: Students who have indicated “undecided” as their major/program of study are not eligible for Federal and/or State student aid consideration.) After the evaluation has been completed, students will be able to view transfer-in credit via the Jaguar Spot/Online Student Services or by contacting the Records Office at 217-443-8797. The evaluation will specify what the transferred coursework equated to at Danville Area Community College.
If a student updates/changes their major/program of study declaration or wants career-oriented (vocational) coursework to be evaluated, the student should contact the Records Office in Vermilion Hall to make the request. We will need to know the student’s specific major at that time.
Not more than forty-five credit hours will be accepted by transfer. Please note, for a DACC certificate, a minimum of one-half the credits required must be earned at DACC. Servicemembers are allowed special circumstances. Please note the Servicemember Residency Requirement information below.
Accepted coursework will appear on the student’s DACC transcript. Only credit hours are noted on the DACC transcript. Grades are not figured in to the student’s DACC cumulative grade point average. However, if a student is a candidate for Summa Cum Laude honors at commencement, grades will be considered for any coursework that is used for degree completion.
DACC is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the transferable General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an associate or bachelor's degree have been satisfied. This agreement is in effect for students entering an associate or baccalaureate degree-granting institution as a first-time freshman in summer 1998 (and thereafter). More information about the Illinois Articulation Initiative is available online at www.itransfer.org.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) The College is an approved CLEP testing center. Examinations will be administered on scheduled dates by College personnel. Information regarding test registration procedures and fees is available from the Testing and Academic Services Center. Information on the required scores for credit to be granted can be obtained on the DACC website under the Advisement and Counseling webpage. The minimum score required and the number of semester hours awarded is generally based on guidelines set by the American Council on Education (ACE). An official CLEP transcript must be submitted to the Records Office for evaluation.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit: DACC recognizes credit earned through The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. However, DACC requires a minimum score, set for each exam. The minimum score required and the number of semester hours awarded is generally based on guidelines set by the American Council on Education (ACE). Information on the credit awarded can be found on the DACC website under the Advisement and Counseling webpage.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit: General Information DACC recognizes credit earned through International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme Examinations. However, DACC requires a minimum score, set for each exam. The minimum score required and the number of semester hours awarded is based on guidelines set by the American Council on Education (ACE). The required scores, available credit, and course equivalencies granted at DACC can be found on the DACC website under the Advisement and Counseling webpage.
Credit for Military Service Members and former members of the Armed Services may be granted credit for military experience. Veterans must present a copy of their military transcript(s) to the Records Office (in Vermilion Hall) for credit evaluation.
Proficiency Credit: A student who has acquired knowledge and competency applicable to an educational goal through informal means may earn credit and/or exemption from certain course requirements through proficiency examinations. Proficiency examinations are offered at the discretion of the Dean of the Division responsible for the course based on: (1) the degree to which competency or ability in a given area can be adequately evaluated by a proficiency examination, and (2) judgment of the prior experience of the applicant in terms of the objectives of the course and the adequacy of their preparation to pass the examination. For more information visit our Proficiency Credit webpage at https://www.dacc.edu/catalog-2019-2020/proficiency-credit.
Credit from Non-Accredited Institutions: DACC may consider transfer credits from non-regionally accredited institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), American Council on Education (ACE), and the Department of Education that award postsecondary certificates and/or degrees. Additional documents about the credit and institution will be requested from the student for the College to evaluate the coursework completely. Materials needed may include a catalog from the institution, current status of the institution’s relationship to state, regional, national or international educational agencies, course syllabus, course description, pre-requisites, and faculty qualifications.
For active-duty servicemembers and their adult family members (spouse and college age children), DACC will limit the academic residency to twenty-five percent or less of the degree requirement for all degrees and fifty percent or less for certificates.. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty servicemembers and their family members are enrolled. Reservist and National Guardsmen on active –duty are covered in the same manner. Students who find themselves in the situations stated above will be referred to the Veterans Representative and/or Registrar for any assistance needed.