circumstances, students may be awarded academic credit for coursework
completed at other institutions, or for other forms of training/education
that are comparable to courses offered at Lanier Technical College.
of College Credit
A student may
receive credit for courses taken at another postsecondary institution
course taken has essentially the same content and is taught
at a comparable or higher level as the course at Lanier
official transcript is on file in the student's admission
file from all post-secondary institutions attended;
course has an equal or greater number of credit hours as
the course at Lanier Technical College;
of "C" or higher has been earned for the course
to be transferred;
wish to receive transfer credit for coursework completed at another
institution must complete a Request for Transfer Credit form in
the Office of Student Affairs. Students receiving VA benefits must
submit a Request for Transfer Credit form if they have ever attended
another post-secondary institution. If the student submits the request
by the term deadline stated on the Request for Transfer Credit form,
the College will make a determination and communicate to the student
the decision by the end of the given term.
Some courses are subject to a time limit for transferability. The
Office of the Registrar provides a list of these courses.
A grade of "TR" (Transfer Credit), “TRA” (Transfer Credit A - not calculated in GPA), “TRB” (Transfer Credit B – not calculated in GPA), or “TRC” (Transfer Credit C – not calculated in GPA)
will be entered on the permanent record if credit is awarded. The
hours will not be computed in the grade point average.
Credit from Regionally Accredited Institutions
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.
Credit from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions
taken at non-regionally accredited institutions, the Office of the
Registrar and the Academic Affairs division determine the transferability
of courses taken at other postsecondary institutions by considering
the educational quality of the learning experience for which students
seek transfer credit. The Office of the Registrar mails a Faculty
Credential Verification Form to the previous institution. The VPAA
validates the credentials of the faculty who taught the course(s).
The Office of the Registrar, the VPAA, and - when appropriate -
faculty credentialed in the field evaluate the comparability of
the nature, content, and level of the learning experiences to the
courses offered at Lanier Technical College; the appropriateness
and applicability of the learning experiences to the programs offered
at Lanier Technical College; and the length of time that has passed
since the course was taken. In cases where course equivalency is
questioned, credit must be validated by examination.
graduated from a Georgia high school within the previous 24 months
may be eligible to earn credit for high school coursework. Students
wishing to receive articulated credit must complete a Request for
Articulated Credit Form in the Office of Student Affairs, and complete
a validation exam for each course selected. Credit will be awarded
in cases where the student scores 70% or higher on the validation
exam for the course.
is awarded when the student successfully completes an examination
equivalent to the course's final comprehensive examination. The
student must present satisfactory evidence that he/she has prior
knowledge of a particular subject before being eligible to test.
Such evidence may be in the form of a portfolio, job description,
letter from an employer, certificate of completion from a noncredit
program, transcript from a non-accredited program, or similar documentation.
The course instructor makes the determination whether or not the
student is eligible to test. In order to take an exemption evaluation,
the student must complete an Exemption Credit Payment Form.
CLEP - Credit
will be awarded for successful completion of any appropriate CLEP
(College Level Examination Program) subject area examinations. Credit
should be awarded based on score recommendations of the Council
on College Level Services
Examinations - Credit will be awarded to students who have taken
appropriate courses (determined equivalent to courses offered at
a Technical College) in high school and achieve a score of 3 or
more on the Advanced Placement Examination. The Advanced Placement
Examinations are offered by the College Entrance Examination Board.
Baccalaureate Credit - Credit will be awarded to students who have
taken appropriate courses (determined equivalent to courses offered
at a Technical College) in high school and achieve a score of 3
or more on the International Baccalaureate Examination. The IB Examinations
are offered by the International Baccalaureate Examination Board.
Credit may be awarded for education/training courses in the Armed
Services. Such learning experiences must be certified by the American
Council on Education (identified in the Council's publication, Guide
to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services).
Credit is given on the basis of individual evaluation. Creditable
military experience must closely correspond in content and competencies
to courses in the Lanier Technical College curriculum. The student
must complete a Request for Transfer Credit Form.
Certification & Licensure Credit
Credit may be
awarded for education/training courses provided by agencies and
organizations such as Peace Officer Safety Training (P.O.S.T.) and
Georgia Fire Academy. Such learning experiences must be documented
by the agency and experience must closely correspond in content
and competencies to courses in the Lanier Technical College curriculum.
The student must present evidence of course completion in the form
of a transcript, official certificate of completion, or other official
documentation. Consulting the parameters listed in the Professional
Certification and Licensure Credit Chart, the Transfer Credit Evaluator
will award appropriate transfer credit subject to approval by the
Registrar. A student wishing to receive such credit must complete
a Request for Transfer Credit Form.
In order to
obtain a degree from Lanier Technical College, a student must complete
at least 25% of the curriculum requirements through instruction
offered by Lanier Technical College.