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    May 26, 2018  
2016-2017 Gaston College Student Handbook 
    
2016-2017 Gaston College Student Handbook [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Academic Credit from Other Institutions



For more detailed information regarding transfer credit please refer to the 2016-17 Gaston College Catalog.

AP Credit

College credit is awarded to students who achieve a score of "3" or higher on an AP (Advanced Placement) exam administered by the College Board. Scores older than five years are not considered for transferred credit. In order to have scores reviewed, students must request an official score report to be sent to Gaston College from the College Board. Our CB code is 5262. For further information about how to request a score report, visit the following Web site: http://www.collegeboard.com/ap/students/exam/grades.html.

CLEP Credit

College level credit is awarded for students who provide official CLEP (College Level Examination Program) results to the Office of Records and Registration from the College Board. Scores of 50 or above on subject examinations are required for college credit. (No credit is given for the general examination.) CLEP scores older than five years are not considered for transferred credit. For further information on CLEP, contact:

CLEP
P.O. Box 6601
Princeton, NJ 08541-6601
609.771.7865

College Tech Prep

In order to receive college credit for high school courses through the College Tech Prep program, students must receive a grade of "B" or higher in the designated high school course, receive a raw score of 80 or higher on the standardized VoCATS post-assessment, and must enroll at Gaston College within two years of their high school graduation date. For classes that started after June 1, 2011, a grade of "B" or higher in the designated high school class and a raw score of 93 or higher on the standardized VoCATS post-assessment is required to receive college credit. This change does not apply to high school classes that started prior to that date.

The official high school transcript and all official standardized VoCATS post-assessment scores must be received by the Office of Enrollment Management to be considered for college credit. For further information on the College Tech Prep Program contact the Office of Records and Registration at 704-922-6232.

Transfer Evaluations

A transfer credit evaluation is provided for each student with prior college work once an application for admission has been filed with the College. All official transcripts from each college/university attended must be received. Students must earn at least 25% of their semester credit hours class work at Gaston College in order to receive a degree, 50% of required major courses to receive a diploma from Gaston College, and 75% of semester credit hours required for a certificate. For more information regarding transfer evaluations please contact the Office of Records and Registration at 704.922.6232.

Emergency Medical Science (EMS)

Credit is given to those that have passed the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive and practical examinations and received National EMS Certification as an EMTBasic. These students must provide a letter from NREMT stating that they have passed their certification along with their NREMT certification card. Upon receipt, the EMS Department Chair reviews their course work for credit to be accepted by Gaston College

Massage Therapy

Credit is given for those that complete the Massage Therapy Certificate containing 617 hours as well as passing the Massage and Body Licensing Exam (MBLEX). Students that meet these criteria are awarded credit for MTH 110, MTH 120, and MTH 125.

Dietetic Technician

Credit is given to those who complete the ServeSafe Certification. Students who meet these criteria are awarded credit for DET 115.

Military

Credit is awarded based on the Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services.

North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement

The North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement is honored by Gaston College. As outlined in this agreement, high school students have an opportunity to earn college credit for specific courses taken in high school.