Types of Non-Traditional Credit

Military Credit

American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines will be used with discretion when considering military credit for courses (not occupations) documented on the DD-214 and/or other official training documents. Typically, credit is considered when it is not duplicated and when it is applicable to a student’s degree requirements.

  • Block credit is not granted.
  • Only subject areas taught by CGCC will be considered.
  • For credit in career/technical programs, the program department chair will determine equivalencies.
  • Two credits hours of Physical Education may be granted for Basic Training. A copy of the DD 214 is required.
College Level Exam Program (CLEP) The College Level Exam Program (CLEP) includes nationally normed examinations. CLEP offers subject matter examinations. CGCC accepts CLEP scores for some, but not all, subject areas. The score cutoffs vary from subject to subject. Students must send scores to the Registrar's office, along with a Non-Traditional Credit form. CGCC does offer some CLEP testing.
Advanced Placement Scores
  • Students who have completed college work in high school under the AP program are eligible to receive college credit based on the exam score.
  • Students must submit an official AP exam score along with the non-traditional credit form and fee.
  • Students will be awarded credit based on the evaluation standards on the date all documentation and fee were received.
  • The evaluator will determine which Advanced Placement Program examinations are accepted for credits as well as what score is acceptable to receive credits.
  • The Registrar will determine the applicability of courses to the student's chosen program. CGCC will only evaluate Advanced Placement scores one time, regardless if acceptance standards have changed. Students may request official AP Transcripts by following the instructions on the College Board Web Site.
International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students who complete IB Exams are eligible to receive college credit based on the exam score. Students must send scores to the Registrar's office, along with a Non-Traditional Credit form. A minimum score of 5 is required for both Standard Level and Higher Level.

Students may request official IB Transcripts by contacting:

IB Americas Global Centre
Attn: Transcript Officer
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 West
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
ibid@ibo.org • (301) 202-3025

For more information on ordering transcripts please see the International Baccalaureate website.

Formal Coursework at Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions Students may submit a request to have this type of credit evaluated. Submit the non-traditional credit form and detailed training records, course outlines and, when possible, transcripts to the Registrar's office. Individual instructional departments will evaluate and assign CGCC equivalencies