Credit for Prior Learning
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
Credit for prior learning allows students to earn curriculum credit for their previous non-curriculum academic experiences and training.
Active Duty Military and Veteran Students
Wayne Community College recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experience.
Questions concerning transfer credit, credit for prior learning, and residency should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Records.
Questions concerning VA and GI Bill benefits should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
A student who scores three or above on most Advanced Placement tests administered by the College Board will receive appropriate college credit and advanced placement. For math and science Advanced Placement tests, a minimum score of four is required to receive appropriate college credit and advanced placement. Students taking Advanced Placement tests should have the score reports sent to the Office of Admissions and Records for evaluation. Refer to the AP Credit Chart for current scores and college credit awards.
Specific state and national certifications have been approved for potential curriculum credit in our Public Safety, Aviation, and Automotive programs.
Questions concerning certification credit should be directed to the Public Safety or Transportation department or the Office of Admissions and Records.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Credit may be allowed for up to 18 semester hours of college work based on appropriate scores on the CLEP General Examination. CLEP subject examinations are evaluated individually. Refer to the CLEP Credit Chart for current scores and college credit awards.
Questions concerning CLEP credit should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Records.
Credit by Examination
Credit by examination may be allowed for a given course if a regularly enrolled student can demonstrate the required level of proficiency (“C” or better) as a result of previous academic or work experience. No credit by examination can be allowed for courses that have been previously audited. This credit will be based on a departmental examination at the discretion of and under the direction of the Department Chair in which the course is offered. The exam must be completed by the 10% point of the course. Credit hours will count toward graduation; they will not be computed in grade point average as grades and grade points will not be recorded. Applications for credit by examination must be processed in the Office of Admissions and Records. Course tuition at the current in-state or out-of-state rate must be paid except in case of full-time students taking 16 or more hours for whom there would be no additional charge. Credit by exam excludes a student from academic honors such as the President’s List or Dean’s List.
Questions about Credit by Exam should be directed to the department chair in the area of interest or to the Office of Admissions and Records.
High School Articulation
Students entering Wayne Community College from North Carolina public high schools may be awarded articulated credit as provided in the state agreement. In addition, students entering Wayne Community College from Wayne County Public Schools may be awarded articulated credit as provided in an agreement between the College and the school system.
Details concerning specific requirements are available from counselors at the high schools and from staff in the Office of Admissions and Records.
Transfer of Credits
Educational work taken at a regionally accredited institution in which a grade of “C” or better was earned may be accepted in transfer.
Credits for transfer courses are not used in the computation of the student’s grade point average in the student’s program at Wayne Community College.
Questions concerning transfer credit should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Records.
Workforce Continuing Education Credit
Specific WCC Workforce Continuing Education courses have been approved for potential curriculum credit in our Computer and Public Safety programs.
Student Request for Credit for WCE Prior Learning – Allied Health
Student Request for Credit for WCE Prior Learning – Applied Technologies
Student Request for Credit for WCE Prior Learning – Computers
Student Request for Credit for WCE Prior Learning – Public Safety
Questions concerning Continuing Education credit should be directed to the Information Systems Technology or Public Safety department or the Workforce Continuing Education Office of Admissions and Records.