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Credit from Other Institutions and Agencies

Credit from Other Institutions (Transcript Evaluations)

SPCC evaluates all college curriculum credits. You will receive an email once your transcript evaluation is complete. College credit that has been awarded can be viewed on your transcript found on your GO! Student Portal.

Students who have completed coursework at other accredited institutions, should submit official transcripts of all post-secondary work. Transfer credit may be awarded for appropriate military courses based on American Council on Education (ACE) recommendation. Credit will be evaluated in the context of the current SPCC college catalog and awarded according to the following criteria:

  • Prior coursework must correspond in instructional hours and content and must be substantially similar to SPCC courses required in the degree, diploma, or certificate being sought. Quarter-hour courses must equate to the semester-hour equivalent of the current required course.
  • All college-level courses completed with a “C” or better will transfer, regardless of the program of study. If one of the courses you took at another college is not transferred, but you think it meets the course requirements, please contact the Registrar’s Office. Transfer credits will appear on your South Piedmont transcript. However, there may be a time limit on certain courses that apply toward your program of study (ex: BLET, computers/health sciences).
  • International university transcripts must have an International Transcript Evaluation completed by an evaluation agency at the student’s expense. The transcript, and the grading system can be submitted to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), World Education Services (WES), or International Education Evaluations, Inc. (IEE) for an international evaluation. A letter grade of “A,” “B,” or “C” and earned credit hours must be provided for each course. Course equivalencies based on terms such as “Excellent” or “Good” are not acceptable.

To learn more about Credit from other Institutions please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@spcc.edu

Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

SPCC awards credit for students who achieve a minimum score on approved tests (AP and CLEP).  The following guides describe the cutoff scores and credits that may be earned.

Students should contact Collegeboard.org to submit official AP and CLEP scores to the Admissions Office prior to registration for possible credit and proper course placement.


Effective as of 2020 – SPCC AP credit acceptance policy:

Effective testing date 8/1/2020
EXAM NAME Score of 2 Credit * Score of 3 Credit * Score of 4 or 5 Credit
Art History ART 114 ART 114; ART 115
Biology BIO 111 BIO 111; BIO 112
Calculus AB MAT 171; MAT 172 MAT 271 MAT 271
Calculus BC MAT 171; MAT 172 MAT 271 MAT 271; MAT 272
Chemistry CHM 151 CHM 151; CHM 152
Computer Science A CIS 115; CSC 151 CIS 115; CSC 151
Computer Science Principles CIS 110 CIS 110
English Language & Composition ENG 111 ENG 111; ENG 112
English Literature & Composition ENG 231; ENG 232; ENG 241; ENG 242 Any combo for 6 credits
Environmental Science BIO 140; BIO 140A BIO 140; BIO 140A
Macroeconomics ECO 252 ECO 252
Microeconomics ECO 251 ECO 251
Physics 1 PHY 151 PHY 151
Physics 2 PHY 152 PHY 152
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism PHY 252 PHY 252
Physics C: Mechanics PHY 251 PHY 251
Psychology PSY 150 PSY 150
Spanish Language & Culture SPA 111 SPA 111; SPA 112
Statistics MAT 152 MAT 152
Studio Art Drawing ART 131 ART 131
Studio Art 2D Design ART 121 ART 121
Studio Art 3D Design ART 122 ART 122
United States Government & Politics POL 120 POL 120
United States History HIS 131 HIS 131; HIS 132
World History HIS 111 HIS 111; HIS 112

 

Effective as of 2020 – SPCC CLEP credit acceptance policy:

EXAM NAME Min Score SPCC Equivalency Semester Hours
Business
Financial Accounting 50 ACC 120 4
Information Systems 50 CIS 110 3
Business Law, Introductory 50 BUS 115 3
Principles of Management 50 BUS 137 3
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 120 3
Composition and Literature
American Literature 50 ENG 231; ENG 232 6
College Composition 50 ENG 111 3
English Literature 50 ENG 241; ENG 242 6
Humanities 50 HUM 211; HUM 212 6
World Languages
French Level I 50 FRE 111; FRE 112 6
French Level II 59 FRE 111; FRE 112; FRE 211; FRE 212 12
German Level I 50 GER 111; GER 112 6
German Level II 60 GER 111; GER 112; GER 211; GER 212 12
Spanish Level I 50 SPA 111; SPA 112 6
Spanish Level II 63 SPA 111; SPA 112; SPA 211; SPA 212 12
History and Social Sciences
American Government 50 POL 120 3
History of the US I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HIS 131 3
History of the US II: 1865 to the Present 50 HIS 132 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY 241 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 150 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC 210 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 252 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 251 3
Science and Mathematics
Biology 50 BIO 111; BIO 112 8
Calculus 50 MAT 271 4
Chemistry 50 CHM 151; CHM 152 8
College Algebra 50 MAT 161 3
Natural Sciences 50 PHY 110 3
Pre-calculus 50 MAT 171 4
Pre-calculus 65 MAT 171; MAT 172 8