Transfer Credit For Degree – Prior to COC Credentials

This policy addresses request from former students, who have earned diploma awards prior to January 2005 that would like to continue with associate degree programs without repeating occupational classes he/she has passed satisfactorily prior to January 2005. Coursework added to the curriculum since graduation from their program would not be exempt.

1. If a former student completed a diploma program prior to January 2005, he/she would be eligible to take a comprehensive exam. A score of 80 is required for passing this exam. (This is the same score required for exemption of coursework.) The 10-year rule continues to apply for all occupational classes. Students must have completed the occupational classes within the last 10 years to be eligible for this opportunity. This comprehensive exit exam eligibility became effective Summer 2007. (200801)

2. Students who completed prior to January 2005, and are licensed by the state or hold national certification in their field, would be exempt from this comprehensive exam provided they supply a copy of their current license or certification. For national certification, this would include, but not be limited to, Radiologic Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedicine. This exemption became effective Summer 2007. (200801).

Students from other TCSG institutions would also be eligible, provided they supply an official transcript and meet the same requirements as Albany Technical College graduates.