Other Credits Accepted

Other Credits Accepted

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-2021-2022/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.

Servicemember Residency Requirement for Degree/Certifi cate Credit Hours:

For active-duty servicemembers and their adult family members (spouse and college age children), DACC will limit the academic residency to twenty-fi ve 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.