Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Credit by Transfer

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Advanced Placement

As part of the admissions process, all official transcripts submitted by applicants to the college are evaluated for credit transfer. Credit for courses at an institution accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Technical College System of Georgia and whose curriculum is equivalent to or greater than that of OTC will be considered for award of transfer credit.

Collegiate credit awarded by colleges or universities, or other postsecondary institutions not fully accredited nor in candidacy status for accreditation from a regional accrediting association will be considered for transfer credit following the verification of instructor credentials and/or course competencies and approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs or his/her designated authority.

Okefenokee Technical College will honor any academic sanctions imposed on applicants by the last postsecondary institution attended.

Awarding of transfer credit by Okefenokee Technical College does not guarantee that institutions subsequently attended by the student will accept the credit.

The following guidelines apply to the evaluation of transfer credit:

  • An official transcript is on file from all postsecondary institutions attended. Credits from one former institution appearing on the transcript of another institution can neither be evaluated nor accepted for credit without an official transcript from the institution of origin.
  • A desktop review (evaluation of courses for transfer credit) is required.
  • A grade of "C" or higher has been earned for each course transferred.
  • Occupationally related technical coursework should have been completed within five years prior to enrollment at OTC.
  • No time limits exist on transferability of general education coursework.
  • The course is essentially the same in content as the course at OTC.
  • Maximum credit hours awarded for a transfer course will not exceed the credit hours assigned to equivalent course at OTC.
  • Course descriptions, syllabi, and pertinent catalog information will be reviewed to assure course compatibility with those of OTC. Students are responsible for obtaining appropriate course descriptions and additional documentation if needed.
  • Decisions regarding the transfer of academic credit are made by the Registrar.