Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Transfer Credit Page for Grad Audit Student Graduation Transfer Credit Page
Acceptance and Evaluation of Transfer Credits From Other Institutions, Military, Training Programs or Examination Programs

 

Credit From Other Institutions
Credit For Prior Learning
Military Credit
CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
DSST (formally DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)

 

Credit From Other Institutions
  1. Only official transcripts will be evaluated. Incoming transcripts that have appropriate signatures and seals and have been mailed directly or unopened from an issuing institution will be accepted for transfer credit.
  2. Official transcripts should be mailed to Kalamazoo Valley Community College from the transfer institution to 6767 West 'O' Avenue, Box 4070, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070.
  3. Credits only, not grades are accepted in transfer. Grades are not entered on the official transcript or calculated in the cumulative grade point average.
  4. A maximum of 45 credits acquired through transfer, training or examination programs are accepted toward the associate degree. The credit value for each course accepted in transfer will not be greater than the equivalent course at KVCC.
  5. If a determination cannot be made on what credit the student should receive the student may have to obtain a copy of the course description from the transferring institution and then the Degree Office will contact a faculty member for determination.
  6. Transfer credit granted will be shown on the student's transcript. An official transcript may be obtained from the Admissions, Records and Registration Office, Room 4550, Texas Township Campus. You may also request your unofficial transcript via the KVCC website.

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Credit For Prior Learning
  1. Credit for Prior Learning is initiated within the Counseling Office. Please call 269.488.4123 for assistance.
Military Credit
  1. To apply for military credit you must have a KVCC application on file. You may obtain an application by calling 269.488.4100 or from the KVCC website.
  2. All veterans having a certified DD214, AARTS or SMART transcript will be granted 2 credits of Physical Education and 2 credits of Safety and First Aid.
  3. Veterans who have taken other educational programs during military service may receive additional credit. The Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services by the American Council of Education is used to determine these credits.
  4. Courses completed at accredited military colleges, such as The Community College of the Air Force, may also be added to your KVCC transcript. Forward an official copy of your college transcript to the college address.
  5. There is no charge for this service, however, if you wish to have an official transcript sent please include a $3.00 charge per transcript and the address to where you wish this transcript to be sent.

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Examination Programs
  1. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a national standardized test in selected areas and is accepted for college credit. The test is computer-based.
  2. CLEP is given on a walk-in basis at the Testing Center (Room 2210). Students must register prior to testing at www.collegeboard.org, where they will pay the $80 examination fee by credit or debit card only.
  3. KVCC requires a $20 administration fee to be paid before taking the CLEP test. This can be paid at the Pay Station (room 5131) by cash, check, credit or debit card; or online at https://www.kvcc.edu/services/testing/ with a credit or debit card. Please bring the receipt from this transaction to the Testing Center on the day of testing.
  4. It is advisable to call the Testing Center at 269-488-4460 to let them know you are coming. No CLEP tests are given less than two hours prior to closing.
  5. You must indicate Kalamazoo Valley Community College as the college where you are taking the CLEP test and, if applicable, as the college where you want your scores sent to in order to obtain credit.
  6. Upon receipt of your successful scores from CLEP, we will record the appropriate credit on your academic transcript.
  7. If you fail the exam, you will not be able to retake the same exam for three (3) months.
  8. A study guide is available for use in the Testing Center.
  9. For more information on the CLEP test, please visit www.collegboard.prg

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DSST (formally DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
  1. DSST is a national standardized test in selected areas and is accepted for college credit. The test is computer-based.
  2. DSST is given on a walk-in basis at the Testing Center (room 2210). There is an $80 administration fee to be paid at this time, which is payable by credit or debit card only.
  3. KVCC requires a $20 administration fee to be paid before taking the DSST test. This can be paid at the Pay Station (room 5131) by cash, check, credit or debit card; or online at https://www.kvcc.edu/services/testing/ with a credit or debit card. Please bring the receipt from this transaction to the Testing Center on the day of testing.
  4. It is advisable to call the Testing Center at 269-488-4460 to let them know you are coming. No DSST tests are given less than two hours prior to closing.
  5. You must indicate Kalamazoo Valley Community College as the college where you are taking the DSST test and, if applicable, as the college where you want your scores sent to in order to obtain credit. Please use school code 8665 for KVCC.
  6. Upon receipt of your successful scores from DSST, we will record the appropriate credit on your academic transcript.
  7. If you fail the exam, you will not be able to retake the same exam for six (6) months.
  8. Please note that the KVCC Testing Center does not administer the Principle of Public Speaking DSST exam.
  9. For more information on the DSST exam, please visit getcollegecredit.com.

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