Students seeking academic credit for prior learning must complete all admissions requirements as outlined in the Academic Procedures Manual Admissions Policies and Procedures, or by following the admissions guidelines as stated on the College’s website.
- Admissions Evaluators review and evaluate all documents received in the admissions office to include college transcripts, standardized exam scores, professional certifications, and any official military documentation, including but not limited to Army American Council on Education Records Transcript Service (AARTS), Sailor/Marine Academic Records Transcript Service (SMART), and Military Service Record, DD214. Applicable transfer and CPL credit that is approved will be awarded to a student’s electronic file regardless of a student’s chosen major or semester of attendance.
- Changes or updates to previously evaluated transfer credit and credit for prior learning are forwarded to the appropriate dean, department, or division chair for their review, revision, and recommendations.
- Once the student has consulted with a counselor, as outlined in the FTCC Counseling Services Handbook , the credit previously awarded by the Admissions Evaluators is designated on the student’s specified education plan. The student is then assigned an Academic Advisor.
- After meeting with a counselor, if a student wishes further evaluation of CPL he or she must schedule an appointment with his or her assigned Academic Advisor to discuss options.
- The student’s Academic Advisor will direct the student to the appropriate subject matter expert to discuss options for credit. The Academic Advisor may suggest the student submit further documentation to support a re-evaluation of CPL, take a proficiency exam, or complete a portfolio. All of these options are further explained in this handbook.
- Students who wish to appeal a decision regarding the type of credit, level of credit, or the lack of credit awarded via CPL may appeal as outlined on page 11 of this handbook.