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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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Transfer Credit For Prior Learning

Effective Date: April 09, 2015
Policy Number: 1032

Disclaimer: Students need to be aware that while Hutchinson Community College will accept transfer credit as listed below, other institutions have differing policies. Therefore, students should check with any other institution they plan to attend for its specific policy. The granting of credit by HCC does not guarantee transferability to any other institution.
 


Credit for Regionally Accredited Institutions

All transfer credit will be evaluated in the semester hour system. All credits earned with a grade of "F" or higher and deemed to be above remedial level will be transferred and calculated into the student's cumulative GPA at Hutchinson Community College.

Transfer credits will be accepted from colleges and universities that are accredited by a regional agency recognized by Hutchinson Community College. The following regional accrediting agencies are recognized by HCC: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA); The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NASC); The Higher Learning Commission  (HLC); New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE); New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Commission of Technical and Career Institutions (NEASC-CTIC); Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (SACS-CC); Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-Jr.); Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-Sr.); Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCUU).

Approved Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) aligned courses/programs are accepted in entirety. 

 

The granting of transfer credit by HCC does not guarantee transferability to any other institution.

 

HCC reserves the right to not accept transfer equivalency work that may be more than 5 years old.

 

Procedures for Credit for Regionally Accredited Institutions

Credit for Collegiate Non-Accredited Institutions

Credits from post secondary institutions not accredited by a regional accrediting association may be accepted for evaluation and possible transfer of credit at the student's request.

The granting of this credit by HCC does not guarantee transferability to any other institution.

Procedures for Credit for Collegiate Non-accredited Institutions

  • Student requests official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions be sent directly to the HCC Records Office in accordance with official guidelines (http://www.hutchcc.edu/records/transcript-sent-to-HCC).
  • Records Office receives and holds any transcripts from a body that we do not recognize as accredited. 
  • Upon student request the Records Office submits to the appropriate Department Chair the Credit for Prior Learning from Collegiate Non-Accredited or International Institution & Military Training/Non-Collegiate Education Form and supporting documentation. 
  • The appropriate Program Coordinator and/or Department Chair reviews supporting documentation and indicate HCC award.  It is then sent to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • The Vice President of Academic Affairs signs the form as acceptance of the award and forwards it to the Records Office.  Awards are posted to the transcript.  If not accepted the form is returned to the Department Chair for student notification.

 

Credit for International Institutions

 

Hutchinson Community College accepts international course work evaluated by World Education Services (https://www.wes.org/) or International Education Services (http://ies.aacrao.org/).  If you elect to use this process, choose the course-by-course evaluation and request that the evaluating company send a copy of its evaluation directly to Hutchinson Community College-Records Office. The appropriate Department Chair at Hutchinson Community College will then use the evaluation to determine which courses will be accepted to fulfill associate degree requirements. 

 

The granting of transfer credit by HCC does not guarantee transferability to any other institution.

 

HCC reserves the right to not accept transfer equivalency work that may be more than 5 years old.

 

Procedures for Credit for International Institutions

  • Student requests official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions be sent directly to the HCC Records Office in accordance with official guidelines (http://www.hutchcc.edu/records/transcript-sent-to-HCC).  Fees for international transcripts are the student’s responsibility. 
  • Records Office receives and holds any transcripts from a body that we do not recognize as accredited. 
  • Upon student request the Records Office submits to the appropriate Department Chair the Credit for Prior Learning from Collegiate Non-Accredited or International Institution & Military Training/Non-Collegiate Education Form and supporting documentation. 
  • The appropriate Program Coordinator and/or Department Chair reviews supporting documentation and indicate HCC award.  It is then sent to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • The Vice President of Academic Affairs signs the form as acceptance of the award and forwards it to the Records Office.  Awards are posted to the transcript.  If not accepted the form is returned to the Department Chair for student notification.



Credit from Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy (USD308) and Newton- Brooks Regional  Center for Career and Technical Education (USD373)

Students who have completed credits in approved merged career and technical programs as secondary students at Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy (USD308) and Newton - Brooks Regional Center for Career and Technical Education (USD373) may transfer the completed technical credits to HCC and pursue the completion of a certificate or degree.

The granting of transfer credit by HCC does not guarantee transferability to any other institution.

HCC reserves the right to not accept transfer equivalency work that may be more than 5 years old.

 

Procedure for Credit from Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy and Newton - Brooks Regional Center for Career and Technical Education

  • Secondary and post secondary students enroll in merged program classes within the given semester. Students receive letter grades which are posted to the transcript following HCC standard practice.


Credit for Military Training/Non-Collegiate Education

Students may earn college credit for education for non-collegiate educational experiences or armed services training. Credit is awarded based on the recommendations in the American Council on Education Guide and approval by the department chairperson where credit is requested.

The granting of this credit by HCC does not guarantee transferability to any other institution.

HCC reserves the right to not accept transfer equivalency work that may be more than 5 years old.

Procedure Credit for Military Training/Non-Collegiate Education

  • Student submits their educational experiences to ACE.
    • American Council on Education (ACE) and ACE Guides –Major coordinating body for higher education institutions in the U.S., providing leadership on 3rd party, unbiased credit equivalency recommendations among other services. ACE Guides are credit recommendations for formal instructional programs and examinations offered by non-collegiate agencies (including civilian employers, the military, professional associations, and other workplace related-training).
  • The college receives ACE documentation at the student’s request.  The Records Office then submits the ACE evaluation and Credit for Prior Learning from Collegiate Non-Accredited or International Institution & Military Training/Non-Collegiate Education Form to the appropriate Program Coordinator and/or Department Chair.
  • The appropriate Program Coordinator and/or Department Chair reviews supporting documentation and indicates HCC award.  It is then sent to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • The Vice President of Academic Affairs signs the form as acceptance of the award and forwards to the Records Office and it posted to the transcript.  If not accepted the form is returned to the Department Chair for student notification.



Credit for Recognized Credentials and/or Seminars

Credit from seminars and certificates of completion will be evaluated only upon student request and only if the student is a degree-seeking student and majoring in the field to which the request pertains. If the requirements listed above are met, and if credit is awarded, the credit will be applied to the student transcript after the start of the first semester of coursework at HCC.

The granting of this credit by HCC does not guarantee transferability to any other institution.

HCC reserves the right to not accept transfer equivalency work that may be more than 5 years old.

 Procedure Credit for Recognized Credentials and/or Seminars

  • Student submits the certificate and/or documentation to the appropriate Program Coordinator/Director for review.
  • The appropriate Program Coordinator/Director reviews supporting documentation for equivalency in content and length.  Upon equivalency the Program Coordinator/Director completes the Credit for Prior Learning from Recognized Credentials and/or Seminars form and forwards the form and supporting documentation to the appropriate Department Chair.
  • The Department Chair reviews and if approved, moves to the documentation onto the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • The Vice President of Academic Affairs signs the form as acceptance of the award and forwards the documentation to the Records Office and it is posted to the transcript.  If not accepted, the form is returned to the Department Chair for student notification.

 

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