IV. J. Articulation and
Transfer: NGTC Policy
A student may receive credit for courses taken at another
postsecondary institution if:
- The course taken has
essentially the same content and is taught at a
comparable or higher level as the course at
- An official transcript is on
file in the student's admission file from all
post-secondary institutions attended;
- The course has an equal or
greater number of credit hours as the course at
- A grade of "C" or higher has
been earned for the course to be transferred.
- The course meets NGTC's time
limits on validity of coursework.
Transfer Credit from Regionally Accredited
The Office of the Registrar will normally
award transfer credit for coursework taken at regionally
accredited institutions, provided the above conditions are met
and the student's previous institution is in good standing with
its accrediting body.
Transfer Credit from Non-Regionally
For course work meeting the above conditions
but taken at non-regionally accredited institutions, the Office
of the Registrar and the Academic Affairs division determine the
transferability of courses by evaluating the comparability of
the nature, content, and level of the learning experiences to
the courses offered at NGTC and by considering the
qualifications of the faculty members who taught those courses.
In cases where course equivalency is questioned, credit must be
validated by examination.
Students who graduated from a Georgia high
school within the previous 24 months may be eligible to earn
NGTC credit for high school coursework.
Secondary articulated credit will be evaluated according
to the Statewide Articulation Guide, which lists courses
approved for articulation by the Technical College System of
Georgia (TCSG), or according to additional written agreements
that NGTC has with secondary schools. Secondary credit from
schools where there is no written agreement will be evaluated in
terms of the specific curriculum. This determination will be
made by the Admissions Office, Office of Academic Affairs, and
the Registrar's Office. Courses requested for articulation will
require validation by testing at NGTC before credit is awarded.
No fees will be charged for validation tests of articulated
MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT
NGTC may award credit for training received
in the Armed Forces if that training closely corresponds in
content and competencies to courses in the NGTC curriculum. The
training must be certified by the Guide to the Evaluation of
Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, published by the
American Council on Education, or by a similar document such as
the official catalog of the Community College of the Air Force,
and approved by the Registrar.
NGTC credit may be awarded to a student for a
course based on successful performance by examination to
demonstrate prior achievement of course competencies. Only
current NGTC students are eligible to take an NGTC exemption
exam, and students are not allowed to take the exemption exam if
they have previously attempted the course. The exemption exam
may only be taken once, and the fee to take the exam is
non-refundable. Credit granted by exemption will be counted to
satisfy requirements for graduation but will not be used to
determine academic standing or to calculate grade point average
NGTC credit may also be awarded based on the
nationally normed exams CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
and AP (Advanced Placement) for successful completion of
appropriate subject area exams. The student must arrange to have
official transcripts provided to the NGTC Admissions Office.
Credit is awarded only in areas offered within the current
curriculum of NGTC. An equivalent grade of "C" will be required
in order for credit to be awarded. Credit granted by exemption
will be counted to satisfy requirements for graduation but will
not be used to determine academic standing or to calculate grade
point average (GPA).
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR
In order to obtain a certificate, diploma or
associate degree from NGTC, a student must complete at least 25%
of the curriculum requirements in regular credit course work
while enrolled as a NGTC student.
CROSS REF.: SBTCSG
IV. J. Policy
NGTC IV. J. Procedure
Adopted: March 4, 1999
Revised and Approved: July 29, 2003; March 27, 2007; July 12, 2008;
September 28, 2011; October 19, 2011 , November 2, 2011
NORTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE