Transfer Credit from Other Institutions
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. Any transfer student who
holds a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college will
have satisfied the General Education and student success/orientation
requirements for all Associate in Applied Science degree programs.
Under certain conditions, a student may be awarded credit by taking
a series of departmental proficiency examinations and/or
standardized tests in a particular subject area. Applications for
credit by examination should be completed at least two weeks prior
to the test administration. A student is eligible to take only one
examination per course.
A student seeking credit by examination must follow this procedure:
1. Make application for Credit by Examination, giving evidence of
adequate preparation for the examination. (Use Request for Special
2. Obtain approval of instructor and division chair.
3. Register and pay fees for the course.
4. Take the examination within the first two weeks of the semester.
The course number, the number of credit hours, and the grade CE
(credit by examination) will be entered on the studentís record.
Tuition paid for a challenged course is non-refundable. A student
who has registered for a course (including for audit) and has been a
member of the class for more than two
weeks will no longer be eligible for credit by examination for that
The College grants credit where applicable for military service
schools in accordance with the recommendations of the American
Council on Educationís 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 forward the information to the appropriate
faculty for evaluation. 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
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.