Acceptance of Academic Credit

Students may seek academic credit for courses completed at other institutions or other relevant experiences. The following conditions apply:

Only those credits that are applicable to the student's curriculum at Triton College will be accepted.

Transfer Credit

Academic credit is generally accepted only from institutions that are accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations approved by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. All foreign/non-English transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES member. NACES stands for the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. They can be reached at www.naces.org.

CLEP

Triton College follows the guidelines of the Illinois Community College Board in accepting credit from the general examinations of College Level Examination Program. Students may earn up to 30 hours of credit through such examinations.

 

CLEP

 

 

 

General exam credit*

Triton credit awarded for CLEP general exam

 

 

 

English Composition - six semester hours credit

Three to six semester hours credit will be applied to communications general education requirements. If the student has completed RHT 101◊ or RHT 102◊, three semester hours of CLEP will be awarded. If the student has completed both RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊, no CLEP credit will be awarded.

 

 

 

Humanities and Fine Arts - six semester hours credit

Three to six semester hours credit will be applied to humanities general education requirements or electives.

 

 

 

Mathematics - six semester hours credit

Three to six semester hours credit will be applied to mathematics general education requirements or electives.

 

 

 

Physical and Life Science** - six semester hours credit

Three to six semester hours credit will be applied to science general education requirements or electives.

 

 

 

Social and Behavioral Science - six semester hours credit

Three to six semester hours credit will be applied to social and behavioral science general education requirements or electives.

 

 

 

*Students who earn six semester hours of CLEP credit in any of the five general exam areas are advised to

enroll in advanced or specialized courses, as the freshman level or introductory courses may be repetitive.

Students should consult with a counselor or an enrollment facilitator before registration.

 

**Students may not substitute CLEP credit toward a laboratory science course requirement.

 

Proficiency Examinations

Academic credit or advanced placement may be granted following either a review of the content of specific courses or proficiency examination in compliance with individual department policies and subject to approval by the department chairperson and the appropriate dean.

Portfolio Development Program

Triton College participates in the portfolio development program offered by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). The Portfolio Development Program allows students to identify and document college level learning acquired through life and work experiences. The portfolio is reviewed by the appropriate evaluator who makes a recommendation to the college. CAEL may recommend:

  1. No credit awarded
  2. Credit for specific course to be awarded, or
  3. Credit for specific course awarded after specific conditions have been met.

Military

The College follows the recommendation of the American Council on Education in granting four semester hours of undergraduate credit in physical education and two semester hours of credit for health for education received in Basic Training. In addition, courses completed in training may also be accepted for college credit.

Sports Participation

Two semester hours of credit may be granted in physical education to students for approved sports participation on college teams. Students must register for a class that corresponds to the varsity sport to receive credit. Credits for such sports participation may be only granted once for a given sport.

Sport

Corresponding P.E. Class

Baseball (Men’s)

PED 127◊, PED 106

Basketball (Men’s & Women’s)

PED 130◊, PED 106

Soccer (Men’s & Women’s)

PED 128◊, PED 106

Softball (Women’s)

PED 127◊, PED 106

Volleyball (Women’s)

PED 129◊, PED 106

Wrestling

PED 156◊, PED 106

Track & Field (Men’s & Women’s)

PED 106

Policy# 5265 Updated: 08/23/05

Advanced Placement (CEEB)

Students may be granted credit through successful performance on any of the Advanced Placement (AP) Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students are responsible for submitting the scores to the Office of Admission and for petitions requesting the granting of such credit. Credit awarded in this manner will be added to the semester hours earned but not the semester hours attempted or the grade points. Effective for new incoming freshmen, Summer 1998 and thereafter, students planning to transfer as part of the new Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) should note that passing scores on appropriate AP exams may be used to fulfill general education core requirements for students only if an associate in arts or an associate in science degree is earned prior to transfer.

ASE Certification

The college follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education in granting credit for ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certification. Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology (AUT) degree(s) or a related certificate program may receive course credit for areas they are certified in by ASE. Interested students should contact the Counseling department at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3588.

DSST

The College follows the recommendation of the American College on Education in granting academic credit for each successful completion of each Dantes Subject Standardized Test. Students may earn up to 30 credit hours through such examinations.