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Transfer Credit

For students protection, all requests for transfer credit should be made before enrolling at Beaufort County Community College.

All students desiring to have credits transferred from another post secondary institution to Beaufort County Community College must submit an official transcript to the Admissions Office. Transcripts from other post secondary institutions should be submitted no later than six weeks into the term in which they are enrolled. Only those courses with a grade of C or higher will be considered for transfer credit and must be equivalent in content and credit hours to the course(s) within the curriculum that the student is entering. Transcripts from accredited institutions will be reviewed and transfer credit recommended by the appropriate faculty. The decision as to whether any transfer credit will be allowed, and if so, how much transfer credit will be allowed and how such transfer credit will be applied, are discretionary on the part of the College.

In order to obtain transfer credit evaluations, the student must supply the College with the appropriate transcripts as well as course descriptions or catalogs if the College requests them. The transcript will then be evaluated by the faculty and Dean of Instruction. Upon completion of the process, the student will be provided with a copy of the evaluation.

Credit by Examination

A student who has been admitted to Beaufort County Community College and can document or demonstrate abilities in a subject area may request credit by examination in a subject in order to accelerate his/her studies. The student must be registered for the course, must complete an application for credit by examination, and take the examination within two weeks of the beginning of the semester. A student who successfully completes the examination, must then withdraw from the class. A student who has registered for a course (including for audit) and has been a member of the class for two weeks will no longer be eligible for credit by examination for that course. Exceptions may be made by the division chairperson. A student is eligible to take only one examination per course.

To obtain credit by examination, the student should follow these steps:

  1. Consult with and have approval of his/her advisor and the appropriate division chairperson concerning a request for credit by examination for an offered subject, giving evidence of adequate preparation for the examination.
  2. Complete an application.
  3. Confer with the instructor concerning the date of the examination.

After the student successfully completes the examination, the course number and number of hours credit, a grade of CE, which denotes "credit by examination" will be entered on the student’s record. Tuition paid for challenged courses is non-refundable.

Military Credit

The College grants credit where applicable for military service schools in accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education’s Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Recommended credit must be consistent with the requirements and objectives of a curriculum in order to be granted. Students wishing to have military school records evaluated for credit should contact the Registrar to determine the appropriate military document required. Upon receipt of the required document, the Registrar will evaluate schools completed and apply appropriate credit toward the program being pursued at Beaufort County Community College. Questions concerning credit for military schools should be directed to the Registrar.

Any student who has completed Basic Training may present certification by DD 214 or DD 295 and receive credit for HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness and PED 111 Physical Fitness. Certification must be presented to the Chairperson of the Arts and Sciences Division.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

CLEP is a program that offers the student the opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge acquired outside the conventional classroom. College-level competency may have been acquired through personal reading, formal study, job experience, non-credit course work, television-taped courses, correspondence courses, military training, adult courses, and advanced studies in high school. Contact the Admissions Office for information regarding the CLEP Testing Program.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

The College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) sponsors an advanced placement program that enables high school students to complete college-level courses while still in high school, to demonstrate college-level achievement through examinations, and to receive college course credit when they matriculate to an institution of higher education. The CEEB examinations are offered in the high schools by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Questions concerning score requirements and credit should be directed to the Registrar.

Tech Prep Advanced Placement

Graduates of school systems which have current Tech Prep Articulation agreements with Beaufort County Community College are eligible to apply for advanced placement upon the recommendations of their high school instructors. Details concerning specific requirements are available from counselors at the high school or the Office of Admissions at Beaufort County Community College.