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Advanced Standing

You may receive advanced credit and standing in the following ways:

Transfer Students

Rockland Community College welcomes students who have completed coursework at other institutions and who wish to continue their studies at RCC. If students are transferring from another college, RCC Records will evaluate their credits based on the degree they intend to pursue at RCC. At least half the number of credits required for the degree must be completed at RCC, with the exception of the LPN to RN Express Program students. For students seeking a certificate, half the number of credits required for this certificate must be completed at RCC. The maximum number of transferable credits to RCC for an associate’s degree is 32 credits, with the exception of students entering with Automotive Service Excellence Certification A1-A8. The maximum number of credits transferred to RCC to earn a certificate is 15 credits. Courses for which a student has earned a grade lower than a “C” will not be accepted for transfer.

Advanced Placement Program

The College may grant credit to students who have successfully participated in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Students who earn satisfactory scores on the appropriate examinations may be granted credit. Qualifying scores and the number of credits granted are determined by the individual academic disciplines.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Rockland Community College participates in the College Level Examination Program. Students who earn satisfactory scores, on the appropriate examinations may be granted credit. Qualifying scores and the number of credits granted are determined by the individual academic disciplines. For a current listing of examinations and passing scores, or to arrange to take a CLEP exam, call Placement and Assessment at 845-574-4525.

Credit for Learning from Work and Life Experience

RCC may grant credit for college-level learning acquired as a result of work experience. Students seeking this type of credit will take competency exams and/or prepare a portfolio that documents their learning. Students must be currently enrolled at RCC in credit bearing courses and complete that semester of enrollment in order to apply for this type of credit. Information concerning credit for life and work experience is available at Placement and Assessment 845-574-4525 or 845-574-4288.

Armed Forces Service Credit

A maximum of three Exercise and Human Performance (EHP) credits may be granted to veterans who have served at least six months in the Armed Forces. The College may grant credit for some courses offered by the Armed Forces. These courses are reviewed by Records when the official transcripts are submitted.

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