In order to ensure that students are able to receive the maximum credit for prior learning experiences, Savannah Technical College commits to evaluate prior learning and award course credit based upon previous experience, formal or informal, resulting in advanced standing within a diploma/degree program of study.
Traditional – Course credit may be awarded for courses completed with a “C” or better from a college, university, or other postsecondary institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Full credit will be awarded for courses, subject to the assuring that accreditation requirements are met.
Residence Requirements for Degree/Diploma
Students must complete a minimum of 25% of the course work contained in a program of study in order to receive the award from Savannah Technical College
High School Articulation
Within two years of high school graduation, students who have completed high school courses that have been articulated with the College may receive college credit upon successful completion of competency validation examinations.
Standardized Exam Credit
Credit may be awarded for nationally normed exams such as CLEP, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced Placement Exams.
Military Training Credit
Whenever applicable, credit for training received in the Armed Forces will be awarded. The training should be certified by the Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services, published by the American Council on Education or by the official catalog of the Community College of the Air Force or some similar document. Credit should be given when training experience meets required competencies of courses offered at the institution.
- Applicants seeking transfer credit must submit official transcript(s) from all postsecondary institutions attended and apply for admission at least thirty (30) days prior to enrolling at Savannah Technical College. An official transcript is one sent directly to Savannah Technical College or hand delivered in a sealed envelope with the official seal of the college.
- Credit hours which are granted based upon successful completion of standardized exams must be verified by official score reports.
- Students requesting transfer credit should complete the Transfer Credit Request Form and submit it to the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee. The form along with copies of the official transcript will be forwarded to the Dean of the student’s program of study for evaluation of equivalent transfer credit. A copy of the transfer credit evaluation will be returned to the Registrar for entry in the student’s official student record. Once awarded, notice of transfer credits awarded will be provided to the student and the academic advisor.
- The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee has the final decision on the acceptance of transfer credit.