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Credit for Prior Learning

BRCC recognizes that learning takes place in a variety of situations and circumstances, and is committed
to crediting students for such learning, as applicable, under the following guidelines.

Credit by Evaluation

BRCC offers credit by evaluation for prior learning in the following categories.

1. Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

BRCC may award credit for military experiences based on the American Council on Education (ACE)
Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. A student may receive
college credit if:

a. the training parallels a discipline area offered through BRCC, and
b. the credit meets a program requirement or is used as elective credit

Upon request, individuals who have successfully completed basic training will be awarded four credit hours in physical education as indicated in the ACE Guide and the Community College of the Air Force Catalog.  Official documentation of military training is required.

2. Credit for Training Programs

ACE evaluates training programs offered by business, industry, and government, and publishes its credit
recommendations in The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. If a student has
received training which appears in the guide, he/she may receive college credit if:

a. the training parallels a discipline area offered through BRCC, and
b. the credit meets a program requirement or is used as elective credit.

3. Departmental Credit by Evaluation

Students may apply for Departmental Credit by Evaluation in certain courses. Applicants must obtain
the appropriate form from the Office of Enrollment Services, complete the necessary applications, meet
the requirements of the college, and pay the required tuition/fees (see BRCC’s “Fee Schedule” on the
BRCC website for appropriate fees). Fees are not refundable if a student fails to obtain credit. Students may not request: that a course be evaluated a second time; 30 the evaluation of a course while currently enrolled in the course; to establish credit in a previously completed course; and to establish credit for a lower level of a course in which credit has been received.  Some departments have additional requirements which must be met before credit is awarded through departmental credit by evaluation.  When credit is granted, a notation of “credit by evaluation” and the number of credits appears on the student’s transcript. These credits are not used in computing grade point average. Credit by evaluation is not transferable to other colleges and universities.