Acceptance of Academic Credit

Students who are seeking academic credit for courses completed at other institutions or through prior learning assessment must be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Students must adhere to the Triton College residency requirements for graduation with a degree or certificate. To meet the residency requirements, students must complete 15 of the last 18 credit hours for a degree and 50% of the credit hours for a certificate, including the last 6 credit hours. 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

Students with documented prior life or work experience that demonstrates college level learning and translates into having mastered the content of a Triton course may apply to receive credit through the portfolio development program in accordance with departmental policy.

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

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.

ASE Certification

The college follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education in granting credit for National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 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 Council on Education in granting academic credit for each successful completion of each Dante's Subject Standardized Test. Students may earn up to 30 credit hours through such examinations.

Students are responsible for submitting all required documentation to the Records Office and 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. Students may be allowed to apply prior learning assessment through credit-by- examination or portfolio development for a maximum of 50% of the required credit hours for degree or certificate completion.

Acceptance of all prior learning assessment credits are subject to departmental approval. Triton College cannot guarantee that credits awarded through prior learning assessment will be accepted by another institution.

Board Policy# 5265 last updated: 12/18/12