Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit achieved through college level alternatives are considered for transfer according to published national standard guidelines established by the American Council on Education (ACE) or other similar national organizations.

Credit for prior learning options include:

Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement program is administered by the College Entrance Examination Board through which high school students complete designated college level courses in high schools and earn college credit by demonstrating a specified level of performance on AP exams. Students must have their official AP score report sent directly from the College Entrance Examination Board to Hibbing’s Records Office. An AP exam score of 3 or higher on a 5 point scale will be considered for transfer. A complete list of AP exams and how they transfer to Hibbing is available through u.select. Credits are granted after the student has applied to HCC. Advanced placement credits do not apply toward the residency requirement at HCC.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

HCC will consider College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams for the transfer of credit toward general education. Credit will be awarded only if students achieve standard scores recommended by the Council on College Level Examinations. Credit for Freshman English or Freshman College Composition may be used to satisfy the student’s ENGL 1060 requirement ONLY if the essay portion of the CLEP exam is successfully completed. Credits are granted after the student has applied to HCC. CLEP credits do not apply toward the residency requirement at HCC.

Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) exams will be considered for transfer credit. Credit awarded on the DSST exams is based on the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendation. Engl 1060 is satisfied only with the essay portion of the equivalent exam. Credits are granted after the student has applied to HCC. DANTES credits do not apply toward the residency requirement at HCC.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) Diploma Program (DP) is a course of study for students age 16 to 19 that leads to examinations in various subjects. Students who participate in the full Diploma Program are required to study and take examinations in six different academic subjects. Exams with a score of 4 or higher will be considered for transfer.