Types of Non-Traditional 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.
|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||
|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:
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|