Advanced Standing Credit

Advanced standing is the administrative placement of a student that awards credit for subject matter competency based upon previous academic study or occupational experience. This may include, but is not limited to, college credit and advancement based upon individual college participation in the Advanced Placement Program (AP), International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), or testing through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the DSST Program (formerly known as DANTES); training provided by non-collegiate institutions, such as the armed forces; professional certification, or experiential learning/work experience.

Advanced standing policies at Danville Community College are consistent with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) principles and with Virginia Community College System (VCCS) policy.

To be eligible to apply for advanced standing credit, a student must be admitted to Danville Community College and officially placed in a program of study.

Credit awarded for CLEP, AP, IBO, DSST, departmental challenge exams, and credit for work experience may satisfy DCC program of study requirements, but will not necessarily transfer to another institution. Students desiring to transfer credit awarded via these methods should contact their four-year college of interest to determine its policy. However, appropriate credit, when awarded, will be listed on the student’s official DCC transcript.

Students desiring to earn college credit through one of the above advanced standing methods  or who wish to take a locally developed departmental exam should contact the appropriate division office in which the course is taught.

Danville Community College may award credit for the following competencies:

AP (Advanced Placement)

Many area high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) or honors courses to their students giving them the opportunity to complete college level work while attending high school. A minimum Advanced Placement score of 3 is required for credit at DCC. An official copy of the AP transcript must be submitted to the DCC Admissions Office in order to obtain credit. Unofficial, student copies, or high school transcripts noting the AP credit will not be accepted for credit at the college.

Obtaining an AP Transcript

Students can order an AP official transcript by contacting AP Services:

AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671

Phone: 609-771-7300 OR 888-225-5427

 

Once received, credit may be awarded in the following commonly taken disciplines. Other AP subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Subject Exam

Minimum AP Score

DCC Course

Credits

Art History

3

ART 101-102

6

Biology

3

BIO 101-102

8

Calculus AB

3

MTH 163

3

Calculus BC

3

MTH 271

3

Chemistry

3

CHM 111-112

8

Computer Science A

3

CSC 201

4

Computer Science B

3

CSC 201-202

8

Economics, Macroeconomics

3

ECO 201

3

Economics, Microeconomics

3

ECO 202

3

English Language and Composition

3

ENG 111-112

6

English Literature and Composition

3

ENG 243-244

6

Environmental Science

3

BIO 107

4

Geography, Human

3

GEO 210

3

Government and Politics: United States

3

PLS 211

3

History, U.S.

3

HIS 121-122

6

History, World

3

HIS 111-112

6

History, European

3

HIS 101-102

6

Physics B

3

PHY 201-202

8

Psychology

3

PSY 200

3

Spanish Language

3

SPA 101-102

8

Statistics

3

MTH 157

3

CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

CLEP is a national program of credit-by-examination that offers students the opportunity to obtain college credit for prior academic achievement. DCC accepts most of the CLEP offered exams, and uses the American Council on Education recommended minimum score of 50 for awarding CLEP credit. An official copy of the CLEP transcript must be submitted to the DCC Admissions Office in order to obtain credit. Unofficial or student copies of transcripts will not be accepted for credit.

CLEP examinations are not offered through DCC.

Obtaining CLEP Transcripts

If you did not indicate recipient institution at the time of the CLEP exam and you want to request your CLEP scores, you can do so by ordering an official transcript via the official CLEP web site. The transcript is a cumulative score report of all the CLEP exams the student has taken and the scores earned in the last 20 years. Simply download the Transcript Request Form and mail the completed form with the required payment to CLEP to the address on the form. You may also call (800) 257-9558 if ordering with a credit card. Please provide your name (at testing time), date of birth, social security number, exam title(s), test date, testing location/center, and where you want your scores to be sent.

Once received, credit may be awarded in the following commonly taken disciplines. Other CLEP subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Subject Exam

Required Score

DCC Course

Credits

American Government

50

PLS 211

3

American Literature

50

ENG 241-242

6

Biology

50

BIO 101-102

8

Business Law, Intro to

50

BUS 241

3

Calculus

50

MTH 271-272

6

Chemistry

50

CHM 111-112

8

College Composition **

50

ENG 111-112

6

College Math

50

MTH 151

3

English Literature

50

ENG 243-244

6

Financial Accounting

50

ACC 211-212

8

French, Level 2

50

FRE 203-204

6

History of the US I, Colonization to 1877

50

HIS 121

3

History of the US II, 1865 to Present

50

HIS 122

3

Human Growth and Development

50

PSY 230

3

Humanities

50

HUM electives

6

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

ITE 115

3

Macroeconomics, Principles of

50

ECO 201

3

Management, Principles of

50

BUS 200

3

Marketing, Principles of

50

MKT 100

3

Microeconomics, Principles of

50

ECO 202

3

Pre-Calculus (w/Trigonometry)

50

MTH 163

3

Psychology, Introduction to

50

PSY 200

3

Sociology, Introduction to

50

SOC 200

3

Spanish, Level 1

50

SPA 101-102

8

Spanish, Level 2

50

SPA 101-102
SPA 203-204

14

Western Civilization I, up to 1648

50

HIS 101

3

Western Civilization II, 1648 to Present

50

HIS 102

3

** College Composition is the appropriate CLEP exam for AA, AS, and AAS degrees at DCC. Danville Community College does not accept the College Composition - Modular or the older English Composition CLEP exam.

DSST Program

Courses taken through the DSST program will be reviewed on an individual basis and will be assigned credit based on the year taken, the score achieved, and the subject.

IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization)

Students who have completed the Standard Level certificate with a score of 5 or higher, or with a score of 4 or above on the Higher Level Certificate, in the International Baccalaureate program may be granted advanced standing credit for a variety of courses.

Students requesting IB credit must have an official transcript sent from the International Baccalaureate Organization to the DCC Admissions Office in order to be considered for credit.

International Baccalaureate Organization
ATTN: Transcripts
7501 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 200 West
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 202-3025
Web:
http://www.ibo.org

Transcripts Requests for Universities in Canada and the United States

How to request a transcript:

To send transcripts to universities within Canada and the US, follow the directions below.

To submit a request using a debit or credit card please complete the online request for results service form at this link.

Alternatively please complete the TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM and send with your payment (if applicable) to:

IB Americas Global Centre
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 West
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States

Attn: Transcript Officer

Note the following before sending in your request:

  • Transcripts may be ordered by mail only; transcript requests received by fax or e-mail cannot be processed as a signature is required to release results

  • Complete ONE transcript request form PER INSTITUTION that you wish to send your results to.

  • Submit one payment per transcript request form regardless of how many years you took exams or how many subjects were taken (however the expedited service is a separate payment - see below) .

  • Do not send your diploma document with your transcript request form.

  • All transcripts sent to students are considered "unofficial" by universities and will be labeled as unofficial transcripts. It is recommended that students have their official results sent directly to the universities they wish to apply to.

COST

(1) Students may request transcripts FREE of charge for up to three universities. (ONE US institution and TWO Canadian institutions OR THREE Canadian institutions in total.)

Requests must be post-marked by 5 July (for the May exam session) or by 15 March (for the November exam session).

(2) After the deadline OR for additional transcripts, the cost is $15 USD or $17 CAD per transcript request*. The cost is per institution, NOT per year of examination or per subject. Please include a check or money order made payable to "International Baccalaureate Organization".

Please do not send duplicate payments or transcript forms unless requested by an IB staff member. We are unable to identify duplicate payments and there may be a delay in arranging a refund.

(3) Expedited (courier) service:

·  Transcript requests must be received with an additional payment of USD/CAD $35* (for US institutions) or USD/CAD $40* (for Canadian institutions) for courier service to your university, providing the university is NOT on the electronic transcripts list. We do not expedite requests to universities on the electronic transcripts list because results are available immediately from a secure website, rather than being sent by post or courier.

·  Please provide a separate check or money order if expedited courier service is required.

·  Students who took exams in May 2004 or earlier will NOT be able to have their transcripts/results sent electronically, and we suggest that students who need transcripts urgently use the expedited service.

QUESTIONS

If you have a question about transcripts, please consult the FAQ (above to the right) or you may contact IB Answers as indicated below:

Email: ibid@ibo.org
Phone: +1 301 202 3025

Please note: When contacting us, please include the following information.

·  Your full name as it appears on your IB diploma or certificate

·  Full name of your high school and its location (city, state, country)

·  Date when exams were taken (May or November and year)

·  Date of birth

·  Personal code -- three letters, followed by three numbers (if available) OR the last 7 digits of 10 digit candidate code (if available). These can be found on the left-hand corner of your official diploma/certificate

 

Once received, credit may be awarded in the following commonly taken disciplines. Other IBO subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

 

Exam

Score of 4 or 5

Score of 6 or 7

Biology

BIO 101 (4 credits)

BIO 101-102 (8 credits)

Chemistry

CHM 111 (4 credits)

CHM 111-112 (8 credits)

Computing Studies

CSC 201 (4 credits)

CSC 201-202 (8 credits)

Economics

ECO 202 (3 credits)

ECO 201-202 (6 credits)

English A1

ENG 111 (3 credits)

ENG 111-112 (6 credits)

English B

ENG 111 (3 credits)

ENG 111 (3 credits)

French A1 or B

FRE 203 (3 credits)

FRE 203-204 (6 credits)

Geography

GEO 210 (3 credits)

GEO 210-220 (6 credits)

History

HIS 101 (3 credits)

HIS 101-102 (6 credits)

History of the Americas

HIS 121 (3 credits)

HIS 121-122 (6 credits)

Mathematical Methods

MTH 166 (5 credits)

MTH 166 & MTH 271 (8 credits)

Mathematical Studies

MTH 151 (3 credits)

MTH 151-152 (6 credits)

Philosophy

PHI 100 (3 credits)

PHI 101 & PHI elective (6 credits)

Physics

PHY 201 (4 credits)

PHY 201-202 (8 credits)

Psychology

PSY 200 (3 credits)

PSY 200 & PSY 230 (6 credits)

Spanish A1 or B

SPA 101-102 (8 credits)

SPA 203-204 (6 credits)

Visual Arts

ART 101 (3 credits)

ART 101 (3 credits)

 

 

 

 

Credit for Military Training

A student's military training, courses, and occupational specialty can all be considered for college credit. As a participating member of Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), Danville Community College follows the American Council on Education's (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services in determining the value of learning acquired in military service when applicable to the service member’s program of study. Military service credit in the occupational/technical areas (i.e., Engineering, Health Technology) may require approval by the appropriate division dean prior to award.

In order to receive credit for your military training, the student must submit a military transcript which includes the ACE recommended credit, and initiate a request for evaluation to the DCC Admissions Office. Note: If the student submits only the DD214 and no military transcript, only credit for HLT/PED elective will be awarded. Students who have completed basic training, regardless of the date of military experience, may receive credit for HLT/PED elective.

Each branch of the service has its own transcript request service.

Depending on the branch in which you served, a transcript can be requested from the following agencies:

Air Force

Website: http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp
Mail: CCAF/DFRS - 130 West Maxwell Blvd, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6613

Army

Website: http://aarts.army.mil/
Email: usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-aarts@mail.mil
Mail: As of April 1, 2011, the AARTS Operations Center No longer accepts mail in paper transcript requests. See their website for Official Transcript Request link.

Navy or Marines

Website: https://smart.navy.mil
Email: ncc@navy.mil or sfly_smart@navy.mil
Mail: See website for a mailing addresses.
Phone: 877-253-7122 (toll free)

Coast Guard

Website: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg1/cgi/active_duty/go_to_college/official_transcript.asp
Email: Advisor@uscg.mil
Mail: US Coast Guard Institute, 5900 SW 64th Street, room 228, Oklahoma City, OK 73169-68888
Phone: 405-954-0072

Previous Completion Credit (Experiential Learning/Work Experience Credit)

The purpose of the Danville Community College policy on non-traditional credits is to award credit or advanced standing to students with documented experience related to specific course work offered at DCC.

Students may be awarded college credit if they can demonstrate previous educational study or training/work experience that entitles them to credit for specific courses applicable to their program of study. Documentation for special training or experience must be submitted with the request for credit and will be retained in the student's file. The supporting documentation must include samples of work or projects completed to assist the division in credit determination.

Students wishing to be awarded previous completion credit for a specific course should contact the appropriate division office in which the course is taught (i.e., a request for credit for Keyboarding must be submitted to the Business division.)

Danville Community College reserves the right to place a time limit on prior learning experiences for which advanced standing may be granted. The college has a time limit for accepting credit for technical courses taken previously at DCC or other institutions. The division dean, in consultation with the registrar, will determine if courses taken more than five years previously can be used in your current program of study.

Advanced Standing / Graduation Requirements

There is no limit to the number of credits that may be awarded through advanced standing credit, with the exception of previous experiential learning credit. Credit for previous experiential learning may be awarded for no more than 25% of the credit hours required for a degree. In addition, credit achieved through advanced standing may not be used to fulfill the graduation residency requirement. A minimum of 25% of the credit required in the graduation curriculum must be earned at DCC.

All accepted advanced standing credits will be acknowledged and recorded on the student's permanent record with the transferring agency or other source of credit identified. No unsuccessfully attempted advanced standing applications or examination results will be recorded on the student's permanent record.

 

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