Transfer Credit Information
A student who has attended another
college or university is considered a transfer student.
These students must submit official transcripts from all
colleges previously tended prior to registration.
Chipola College welcomes transfer students from other accredited colleges and universities; however, at least 25% of the semester hours of the degree or college certificate must be earned at Chipola College (excluding CLEP or credit by exam). The Vice President of Student Affairs has the institutional authority to administer the college’s transfer policy. The amount of credit allowed will not exceed the amount the student earned at the original institution.
Quarter-hour credits will be converted to semester hours.
According to Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes, any student who transfers among postsecondary institutions that are fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and that participate in the statewide course numbering system shall be awarded credit by Chipola College for courses satisfactorily completed by the student at the previous institutions.
Students may request an evaluation of credit from non-regionally accredited institutions they have attended. However, should the quality of the educational program of the institution attended appear mediocre or unsatisfactory, the Vice President of Student Affairs has the prerogative not to accept all or any part of the previously earned
credit. Appeals for evaluation should be addressed to the Vice President of Student Affairs . During the appeal process, it is the student’s responsibility to provide an official transcript from the non-regionally accredited college, a copy of the college’s catalog, and a course description and/or syllabus with faculty credentials for each class the student is requesting credit. Students with college credit from colleges outside the U.S. must have their documents evaluated by an approved commercial evaluating company. Information is available in the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs .
All credit is granted only for courses with a grade of “D” or better, except for grades in college credit English and math courses. Credit is granted only for grades of “C” or better in college English and math courses. Courses with a grade of “D” or lower may be repeated under the provisions of Chipola College’s Forgiveness Policy.
Failing grades from other colleges are used in computing grade point averages. Students on academic probation at a previous college may be admitted to Chipola in a similar status.
Students under suspension/dismissal from another college or university will not be considered for admission during the period of their suspension. In exceptional cases, students may petition the Vice President of Student Affairs .
Workforce Development Certificate
A student who has previously attended
or been enrolled in an area technical center will be
considered a transfer student upon admission to a Chipola
Workforce Development Certificate Program. Such students
must meet regular admission requirements, plus present proof
of honorable dismissal and eligibility to return to the last
institution attended. Transcripts or competency verification
lists are required from institutions previously attended.
Workforce Development course credit will be awarded by the
instructor of the program, based on the documented
competencies previously achieved. Work may be wholly
accepted, partially accepted, or not accepted. Students who
enroll for a specific competency or to participate in
supplemental or technical updating classes are exempt from
Armed Forces Education Experience
The college will grant credit for
military education for specific fields of study under the
following conditions: if it applies to the major field of
study, and the credit has been evaluated and recommended as
suitable for postsecondary credit by the American Council on
Education’s Guide to the Evaluation of Educational
Experiences in the Armed Services. College credits will be
treated as transfer credits to Chipola, provided the student
is eligible for admission. Credit will be accepted and
posted to the student transcript only after enrollment at
Chipola College and completion of at least 12 semester hours
of college-level courses with a 2.0 GPA or better. It is the
responsibility of the student to initiate this process at
Admissions and Records after enrolling at Chipola.
Students may be awarded college or
workforce development credit based on special training, work
experience, and/or demonstrated skills obtained outside the
traditional classroom. Credits will be awarded for skills
and knowledge directly related to a particular program of
study, not simply for years of work experience. Training,
experience, and/or skills must be evaluated and documented
before credit is awarded; therefore, tests may be
administered for verification purposes. Students may attempt
no more than one time.
A maximum of 25% of college credit or workforce development hours may be awarded. Students will not have experiential learning credit posted on their transcript until they have completed 12 college credit semester hours or 360 workforce development hours at Chipola, have earned a 2.0 GPA, and are currently enrolled. All experiential learning students must complete the last 15-college credit semester hours or the last 450 workforce development hours at Chipola College. For degree completion, at least 25 percent of semester credit hours, or the equivalent workforce development hours, must be earned through instruction at Chipola College.
Interested students should contact Admissions and Records for information on the process and to request an evaluation. A nonrefundable fee will be charged for each examination.
Workforce Development Programs
Chipola provides students who have completed Workforce Development course work the opportunity to transfer Workforce Development course work toward their AS Degree in specific programs. The courses are treated like transfer credit. Students will not have the Workforce Development credit posted to their permanent record until they have completed 12 college credit semester hours, have earned a 2.0 GPA, and are currently enrolled at Chipola College. For degree completion, at least 25 percent of the college semester hours must be earned through instruction in the academic instruction of Chipola College. This provision currently applies to the following Associate in Science Degree Programs of Study: Criminal Justice, Firefighting and Electronics Engineering Technology. Interested applicants must initiate this process through Admissions and Records.
Last revised June 16, 2011