|Experiential Credit and Credit by Exam|
for Non-College Sponsored Education
Individuals who have submitted an application for admission to the College as a degree-seeking student may request an evaluation of educational experiences in certain non-college sponsored programs. Credit for such educational experiences will be granted in accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education when applicable to the students program of study. Information on the documentation required to apply for these credits may be obtained from the enrollment services office.
Military Service School Credit
Individuals who have submitted applications for admission to the College as a degree-seeking student may request an evaluation of educational experience during military service by submitting to the campus enrollment services office the Department of Defense Form 295 or 214- Application for the Evaluation of Educational Experiences During Military Service or other documentation of military schools attended. Students receiving veterans educational benefits must have military training evaluated in order to continue receiving benefits.
Credit for Prior Learning
Individuals who have submitted an application for admission to the college as a degree-seeking student may obtain college credit for theory and knowledge acquired through life/work experiences that may be equivalent to college level course work. The student seeking experiential credit must register for SLS 1371, Portfolio Development, to complete a portfolio documenting prior learning as it relates to coursework in the selected program of study. The student may then submit portfolios for faculty evaluation and recommendation to award college credit. Evaluation fees are set by the FCCJ District Board of Trustees.
Credit by Examination
Students may earn up to 45 semester hours credit toward an associates degree through credit-by-examination. This may be a combination of Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES subject standardized tests and/or transfer credit. Credit not counted within this 45-hour limit may be obtained by participation in the Proficiency Examination Program (PEP). For more information regarding the following tests, contact the campus assessment and certification center.
Advanced Placement Test (AP) is a nationally developed program for acquiring college credit while enrolled in high school. The test is administered through the high schools, and credit is granted for scores of three, four or five on approved tests. Fees are set by the College Entrance Examination Board.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a nationally developed program for credit-by-exami- nation. Credit may be granted for scores at or above the 50th percentile on approved tests. Fees are set by the College Entrance Examination Board. The test is administered by appointment to currently enrolled FCCJ students at any campus assessment and certification center.
International Baccalaureate Program (IBP) is an internationally developed program for acquiring college credit while enrolled in high school. Credit is granted for designated scores on individual tests or for the IBP diploma.
Proficiency Examination Program (PEP) is Florida Community College at Jacksonvilles program for awarding college credit by examination. The tests are administered by FCCJ three times per year. Fees are set by the FCCJ District Board of Trustees. Test fees are listed in the "Earn College Credit by Exam" brochure. Students may register for the tests at any campus assessment and certification center.
Subject Standardized Test (SST) is a program developed by the Department of Defense for awarding credit by examination under the auspices of Defense Activity for Non-traditional Educational Support (DANTES). Military personnel may obtain information, applications and a list of approved tests from the Navy Campus for Achievement (NCFA) offices on local Navy bases or education offices in other branches of the military service. Fees are set by DANTES. Non-military students may contact the campus assessment and certification centers for infor- mation concerning registration, tests and fees. Students may submit credit earned through DANTES for Florida Community College at Jacksonville credit evaluation through the assessment and certification office. Approved tests are listed in the "Earn College Credit by Exam" brochure, and credit is awarded for scores at or above the 50th percentile as approved by the State Board of Education.