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Transfer
I attended another college before WCCC and earned C’s or
higher.
In addition to WCCC, I’m attending classes at another college.
Contact the Registrar’s Office at (207) 454-1034 for more
information about transferring credit from other colleges.
Proficiency Credit
I have attended work-related trainings such as computer
workshops or interpersonal skills trainings.
I have taken some exams so that I could get a certification or a
license in my field.
I have earned certifications that keep me up-to-date in my job
and have helped me to get promotions.
I have participated in corporate training programs.
I am a Registered Apprentice.
National Exams
I have studied on my own by reading and practicing new skills in
very specific areas, such as psychology, Spanish, etc.
I have taken classes and workshops in subject areas such as
government, history, or computers.
I have taken some open online courses on specialized subjects
and learned a great deal.
I do well on tests if given proper preparation.
There are a few college courses I don’t think I need to take
because I already know the material.
If you’ve checked a few of these, a national exam such as CLEP or
DSST may be a good option for you. For a list of exams offered, and
how to register for a CLEP or DSST, contact your advisor or the
Academic Dean.
Military Review
I took correspondence courses through U.S. Armed Forces
Institute, the Community College of the Air Force or Air
University.
I have certifications for trainings I completed while in the
military.
If you’ve selected any of these options, you may already have earned
college credit. Contact the Registrar’s Office at (207) 454-1034
High School, Tech Centers, Adult Education
I took Advanced Placement (AP) exams or International
Baccalaureate (IB) exams at my high school.
I participated in Early College for ME at my high school.
I participated in On Course classes for college credit.
I took college courses while I was in high school.
I took vocational classes at a Tech Center or at my school.
I participated in a College Transitions course through an
Adult Education program.
If you’ve checked some of these, you may already have earned
college credit. For more information, contact the Registrar's
Office at (207) 454-1034.
Challenge Exam
I am in a degree program and am taking classes, but I am
required to take one or two WCCC classes in my major that
I could ‘test out of’ or challenge because I already know the
material.
I do not know which degree I’m going to get, but there are
some general education WCCC classes offered that I
definitely would not need to take because I already know
the material.
I have looked at the requirements for a specific class and I
know I could pass it successfully (C or better) with what I
already know.
If you’ve checked some of these, you may do very well in a
Challenge Examination. For more information, contact your
advisor or the Academic Dean.
Portfolio Review
I have worked as a professional in my field for at least three to
five years.
I have learned many different things during my many years of
working and involvement in the community.
I have taught others what I know or coached colleagues.
I perform as well as other people who have college degrees.
I have knowledge in my field that is quite extensive in certain
areas.
If you’ve checked several of these, the portfolio option might be a
good option for you. Contact your advisor or the Academic Dean.
GET CREDIT FOR WHAT YOU KNOW
Let your past meet your future! Depending on your prior learning, work, or life experiences, you could greatly reduce the number of
courses needed to earn your degree or accelerate your path to a degree, saving time and money. Contact your advisor or the Academic Dean to
find out if you’re eligible for academic credit based on what you already know, or to ask about your options.
Prior Learning
Washington County Community College, One College Drive, Calais, Maine 04619. Visit us on the web at: www.wccc.me.edu.
Washington County Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and employer. For more information, please call (207) 454-1000.
For more information, contact your advisor or the Academic
Dean.
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