Regionally Accredited US Colleges or Universities
Prescott College will transfer in college-level credit from regionally accredited US colleges or universities for courses in which a grade of C or the equivalent was obtained. In some cases college-level credit from US colleges and universities that are not regionally accredited may be transferable via Prescott College's Conversion Portfolio Policy. Students desiring to transfer such credits should contact the Office of Admissions to determine the applicability of this policy to their educational background. Once enrolled, students work with their academic advisor to determine how their transfer credits will apply to their degree plan.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Prescott College awards four semester credits to each International Baccalaureate (IB) "higher level" score of 5, 6, or 7, up to a maximum of 20 credits. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis. IB scores must be sent directly from the International Baccalaureate North American office to the Office of the Registrar. IB tests must have been taken within five years prior to admission to Prescott College. IB-awarded credits do not count towards Prescott College's two-year minimum enrollment requirement.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Prescott College awards 4 semester credits for each Advanced Placement (AP) score of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 20 credits. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis. AP scores must be sent directly from the College Board/Advanced Placement to the Office of the Registrar. AP tests must have been taken within five years prior to admission to Prescott College. AP-awarded credits do not count towards Prescott College's two-year minimum enrollment requirements.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Prescott College accepts a full range of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, which measure mastery of college-level introductory course content in a wide range of disciplines. To receive credit for successful performance on a CLEP examination an official transcript must be scent by the CLEP Transcript Service. Prescott College will not accept a transcript or score report submitted by the student, nor will credit be awarded based on another institution's prior evaluation.
Military Transfer Credit
Prescott College awards transfer credits for US military services training via the American Council on Education (ACE) endorsement transcripts: AART (Army ACE Registry Transcript) and SMART (Sailors/Marines ACE Registry Transcript). Prescott College also awards transfer credit for tests administered to military personnel by DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support). AART and SMART transcripts and DANTES scores will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis with faculty input. Only those courses that pertain to a student's degree program will be awarded transfer credit.
International Transfer Credits
College-level credit from non-US institutions will be transferred according to current guidelines of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Offices (AACRAO). Transcripts from other countries must be evaluated by an international credential evaluation service. They produce an "official report" which we use for evaluation. The student is responsible for all costs associated with this evaluation. The evaluation process can take several weeks to complete.
Recommended credential evaluation service
PO Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231