Transcripted Credit/Advanced Standing
Completing college-level work while still in high school can save you time and money. Here are three ways that high school students can get credit for prior learning once at WCTC:
- If your high school and WCTC have an existing Advanced Standing agreement, you may be able to receive college credit. Review the list of state-approved Advanced Standing courses.
- You must earn a “B” or better to receive credit.
- Transcripted credit agreements allow you to take WCTC courses at your high school and earn both WCTC transcripted credit and high school credit. Review the list of state-approved transcripted credit courses.
- The credit is applied to your academic record and can be used toward a WCTC program and evaluated for transfer by a four-year college.
- If you are enrolled in a WCTC high school transcripted credit course, you can request a waiver of the WCTC admissions fee. Refunds will not be given if you have already paid the fee.
Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams
- Official scores must be sent to WCTC for evaluation. Review the pre-approved Credit by Exam minimum scores and courses list.
How Prior Learning Credits Work
- Credit for prior learning may count for a maximum of 75 percent of your major subject area credits and 75 percent of the total credits required for your program at WCTC.*
- Grades received through credit for prior learning will not be computed in your grade point average.*
- If you receive credit for prior learning, you are exempt from taking the approved courses. Approved transfer of credit can be viewed at MyWCTC under the “Academic Profile” tab.
*Does not apply to Transcripted Credit.