Non-Traditional Credit Policy
The following restrictions relate to the awarding of credits in non-traditional programs:
- Credits may be awarded only if the learning experiences fall within the regular curriculum of the college.
- Academic transcripts will indicate credits that are non-traditional. Credits cannot duplicate credits that have already been awarded.
- You should read the degree requirements section for information about applying non-traditional credits toward a degree.
- You must be currently enrolled at Clark and have an academic record before credits will be awarded. Exception to this rule is made for direct transcription of credits through the High School Articulation of approved Tech Prep courses.
Refer to the following chart for restrictions on the number of credits that can be applied in each degree or certificate program:
- Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science Transfer (AST) degrees:
A maximum of 15 credits earned through non-traditional means will apply towards the AA or AST programs. Credits earned will apply towards the general elective category only.
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Certificate of Proficiency (CP) and Certificate of Achievement (CA) programs:
A maximum of 30 credits earned through non-traditional means will apply towards the AAS, CP and CA programs. Credits earned will apply towards electives, distribution or program requirement
- Non-Traditional Credit Programs include credits earned through the options below:
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- Internation Baccalaureate (IB)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Military Experience
- Cooperative Education Work Experience
- Tech Prep / Direct Credit
- Special Projects (Independent Study)
- Credit by Challenge
For more information contact Credential Evaluations at (360) 992-2805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.