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Internal/External Articulation NCC accepts as elective credit toward the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree a maximum of 16 semester hours of credit earned in courses not designated as college transfer. 1. The required core for the degree sought must be completed. 2. All other requirements for the degree sought must be met. 3. The provisions of this policy shall apply to credits earned in residence at NCC or at another approved college provided the internal articulation policy of the sending school is on file in the Registrar’s Office at NCC. College Level Examination (CLEP) Northwest Iowa Community College offers the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). For more information about the CLEP Exam, specific subject matter information, and minimum score requirements, contact the Director of the Learning Center. In accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education, Northwest Iowa Community College also accepts the results of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and grants credit within the limitations of the following guidelines: 1. CLEP credits shall be recorded on academic transcripts in a manner that makes them clearly recognizable as credits earned by examination as opposed to resident coursework. (If possible, the type of exam will be noted on the transcript.) 2. CLEP credits should not be granted if they duplicate credits for courses already taken. 3. CLEP Subject Exams have no maximum credit limitation but credit hours granted shall be the same amount granted for the completion of a similar course at NCC. 4. A maximum of 30 semester hours shall be allowed for CLEP General Exams (6 semester hours per exam maximum). 5. NCC shall accept for transfer CLEP credit granted in accordance with the preceding five steps providing the transcript also shows no less than 12 semester hours of regular resident credit earned. High School Articulation Northwest Iowa Community College has developed articulation agreements with several high schools. Through these agreements, high school students who have received Vocational/Technical instruction may earn credit which could be applied toward the Vocational/Technical program in which they are enrolled at NCC. It is the enrolling students’ responsibility to inform the Registrar if they have high school coursework to articulate. Additional information regarding the High School Articulation Agreement may be obtained by contacting the Colleges Tech Prep Coordinator. Self-Directed Study Self-directed study provides an opportunity for you to earn credit for independent research or study in areas not covered in the regular curriculum, or to explore in much greater depth a topic covered in a course. College Information Each self-directed project must be arranged in advance through a supervising faculty member, the Academic Dean, and the Vice President of Student & Academic Services. The Vice President of Student & Academic Services will be responsible for assigning credit hours for the study. Regular tuition and fee charges will apply. A maximum of three hours of credit in any one semester, and twelve hours in total, may be earned through self-directed study. Credit for Prior Learning NCC may grant credit for prior learning after validating work experiences, industry credentials or training, or personal study. NCC validates prior learning through an assessment procedure developed by the College. For further information, please contact the academic dean. Examples of assessment that validate prior learning for a specific course include, but are not limited to, the following: a. Credential Review—Students receive an “L” grade for the course upon a positive review of the credential( s) and final approval by the academic dean. b. Credit by Examination—Students receive a “T” grade for the course upon the successful completion of the examination and final approval by the academic dean. c. Portfolio/Lab Assessment—Students receive an “L” grade for the course upon a positive assessment of the portfolio(s) or lab demonstration(s) and final approval by the academic dean. For current fee schedule, please see the Registrar. Credit for Military Experience Northwest Iowa Community College is a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) that strengthens and coordinates voluntary college-level educational opportunities for Servicemembers. NCC may grant credit for military experience in the following instances: 1. Credit in physical education for active duty. 2. DANTES or USAFI courses with acceptable scores or grades. 3. Service school courses. 4. Military specialties (MOS, NER, etc.) Recommendations of the American Council on Education are one of the methods used in determining possible credit for military experience. Tuition Credit for Students Called to Active Military Duty Northwest Iowa Community College is supportive of a student who is a member, or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child, of the Iowa National Guard or Reserve Forces of the United States and who is ordered to national guard duty or federal active duty. Upon verification of orders requiring active duty, you may select from several tuition credit options. Additional information regarding tuition credit may be obtained by contacting the Registrar’s office. Audit Audit enrollment in courses provides you the opportunity to attend a course as a noncredit participant, usually as a listenerobserver. This kind of enrollment may have value for you if you want an introduction to a subject outside your major field, a review or refresher in a subject, or other purposes where credit and grade either are not needed or would pose an unnecessary academic threat. 27


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