Hill College

Evaluation of Credit

Purpose

Hill  College  supports  the  concept  that  learning  can  and  does  occur  outside  the traditional  college  classroom.    In  today's  world,  many  students  acquire  substantial education through intensive reading, travel, correspondence courses, television, and other non-traditional avenues of learning.

 A maximum of 24 semester hours of credit may be earned by examination or other non-traditional forms of education and applied towards the degree.

 A student planning to transfer to other institutions should consult with those institutions regarding their policies on acceptance of evaluated credit.

Student must be enrolled at HC in at least 6 semester credit hours for credit to be posted on the permanent record.  A posting fee of $25 per course is charged to record the course on the student’s permanent transcript. 

The course number, the course title, and the number of semester hours of credit will be recorded on the transcript.  No grade points are earned; credit may not be used to meet residency requirements.

Process

The Evaluation of Credit form must be completed by the appropriate college designee.  A copy of the payment receipt must accompany the form as well as documentation for the posting such as score reports or a copy of the final exam.

Approved Scores

A.  Evaluated Credit - (Evaluation of Credentials)
 Students may earn credit by an evaluation of various credentials
1.       State or national board exams/certifications, (LVN, R.N.,  Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, etc....)
2.       Non-traditional transcripts, (Hospital schools, cosmetology, etc....)
3.       Nationally recognized tests or certifications.
4.       Formal Military Training.

 Students should have their credentials evaluated by the program coordinator and Dean of Technical Education.  A copy of the credentials, receipt of payment and the Evaluation of Credit form must be submitted to the Program Coordinator.

 B.  Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) 

Entering  freshmen  who  have  participated  in  advancement  placement  courses  in  a secondary school and who present scores of 3 or above on the appropriate Advanced Placement  Examination  may  be  granted,  on  request,  credit  or  placement  for comparable courses at Hill College following enrollment.   Credit may not be used to meet residency requirements.  Requests for additional information on Advanced Placement (AP) credit at Hill College should be directed to the Counseling Center. 

A copy of the score report and receipt of payment as well as the Evaluation of Credit form must be submitted to the Director of Student Records for evaluation.  Credits may be given for: 

AP Advanced Placement
Test Name Minimum Credits Course(s) Fits Core Requirements
Score
Art History 3 6 ARTS 1303, 1304 Core
Biology 3 8 BIOL 1406, 1407 Core
Calculus AB 3 4 MATH 2413  
Calculus BC 3 8 MATH 2414, 2413 Core
Chemistry 3 8 CHEM 1411, 1412 Core
Computer Science A 4 8 COSC 1436, 1437  
Computer Science AB 4 12 COSC 1436, 1437, 2436  
English - Language and Comp 3 3 ENGL 1301 Core
*English - Literature and Comp 3 (3 hours of Literature - ENGL) Core
*French - Language 3 8 FREN 1411, 1412  
*French - Language 4 11 FREN 1411, 1412, 2311  
*French - Language 5 14 FREN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312  
*German - Language 3 8 GERM 1411, 1412  
*German - Language 4 11 GERM 1411, 1412, 2311  
*German - Language 5 14 GERM 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312  
Government/Political Science 3 3 GOVT2305 Core
History - European 3 6 HIST 2311, 2312  
History - US 3 6 HIST 1301, 1302 Core
Macroeconomics 3 3 ECON 2301 Core
Microeconomics 3 3 ECON 2302 Core
Music Theory 3 3 MUSI 1311  
Physics B 3 8 PHYS 1401, 1402 Core
Physics C 3 8 PHYS 2425, 2426 Core
Psychology 3 3 PSYC 2301 Core
*Spanish - Language 3 8 SPAN 1411, 1412  
*Spanish - Language 4 11 SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311  
*Spanish - Language 5 14 SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312  
Studio Art-Drawing 3 3 ARTS 1316  
  

C.  College Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

Students who believe that they already possess the knowledge and/or skills taught in certain courses or programs offered by the college may obtain credit for one or more courses  by  successful  taking  of  an  examination.    The  College  Level  Examination Program (CLEP) is a national testing program administered by the Educational Testing Service.  Hill College is a test center for CLEP.  Hill College awards credit for students who successfully complete one or more CLEP subject examinations. Except in ENGL1301, Composition, and ENGL 1302, Composition and Intro. to Literature, Hill College grants credit on the basis of the College Board CLEP General Examination Scores.  To receive credit in ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, student must also pass a written essay. (For additional information, see a counselor.)
 
A copy of the score report and receipt of payment as well as the Evaluation of Credit form must be submitted to the Director of Student Records for evaluation.  Credits may be given for:
 

CLEP Computerized Test Subject Exams
Test Name Minimum Credits Course(s) Fits Core Requirement
Score
Financial Accounting 50 4 ACCT 2401  
Principles of Accounting (version retired 07/07) 50 8 ACCT 2401, 2402  
Principles of Management 50 3 BMGT 1303
General Biology 50 8 BIOL 1406, 1407 Core
Introductory Business Law 50 3 BUSI 2301  
General Chemistry 50 8 CHEM 1411, 1412 Core
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECON 2301 Core
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 ECON 2302 Core
English Composition with Essay (College Comp: New Title) 50 6 ENGL1301, 1302 Core
English Literature 50 6 ENGL 2322, 2323 Core
American Literature 50 6 ENGL 2327, 2328 Core
College Level I French Language 50 8 FREN 1411, 1412  
College Level II French Language 62 14 FREN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312  
College Level I German Language 50 8 GERM 1411, 1412  
College Level II German Language 63 14 GERM 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312  
History of U.S. I 50 3 HIST 1301 Core
History of U.S. II 50 3 HIST 1302 Core
Western Civilization I 50 3 HIST 2311  
Western Civilization II 50 3 HIST 2312  
Principles of Marketing 50 3 MRKG 1311  
College Algebra 50 3 MATH 1314 Core
Pre-calculus 50 4 MATH 2412 Core
Info Systems & Computer App 50 3 BCIS 1305 Core
Calculus I 50 4 MATH 2413 Core
Introductory Psychology 50 3 PSYC 2301 Core
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSYC 2314 Core
Introductory Sociology 50 3 SOCI 1301 Core
College Level I Spanish Language 50 8 SPAN 1411, 1412  
College Level II Spanish Language 66 14 SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312  
(version retired 8/07)  
College Level II Spanish Language 63 14 SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312  

 
 
D. Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I & SAT II) American College Test
 
Beginning freshman who present scores of 600 or better on the verbal or mathematics section of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) of the College Board or scores of 30 or better on the English or Mathematics sections of the American College Test (ACT) of the  American  College  Testing  Program  may  take  the  English  and/or  Mathematics Departmental Challenge Examination.   Successful applicants may receive credit for ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, MATH 1314, MATH 2413, and/or MATH 2414.
 
A copy of the score report and receipt of payment as well as the Evaluation of Credit form must be submitted to the Director of Student Records for evaluation. 
 
E. Departmental Challenge Examinations
 
Students are eligible to apply for this examination if they earned predominately "A" grades  in  the  subject  in  high  school,  scored  exceptionally  high  on  a  nationally recognized  test  and/or  if  they  can  demonstrate  to  the  departmental  chairperson significant  and  relevant  experience  in  the  subject  area  and  a  CLEP  exam  is  not available in the course.   
 
A grade of "B" or better must be earned on the exam in order to receive credit for the course.
 
A copy of the final and receipt of payment as well as the Evaluation of Credit form must be submitted to the Director of Student Records for evaluation.  Final approval for a Departmental Challenge Exam must be obtained through the Vice President of Instruction.