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Advanced Standing

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College grants college credits and/or advanced placement for the successful mastery of material contained in courses completed at the high school level when those courses are equivalent to college courses. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College staff will evaluate student records for the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, and the College-Level Examination (CLEP) Program.

Credit granted through Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and College-Level Examination Programs may be used for partial fulfillment of the liberal education distribution requirements for associate-level degrees.

Students intending to transfer to other institutions should be aware that the receiving institution determines the acceptability of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and College-Level Examination Program credits; these institutions may have different regulations from those of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

Contact the college counseling and advising staff for more information about advanced standing. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College staff will follow established Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System policy related to advanced standing.

 

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Students whose scores on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination are rated three, four, or five will be considered for advanced placement and/or credit. Students who wish to apply for advanced placement should have their results sent to the Records Office. Please check u.select to see how AP scores transfer to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

 

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

Students successfully completing the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examination with scores of four, five, six, or seven will be considered for advanced placement and/or credit. Diploma or certificate copies should be sent to the Records Office.

 

College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

CLEP examinations are designed to assess student mastery of introductory college course material in particular subject areas.

According to MNSCU guidelines, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College shall grant college credit to students who earn a score of 50 or higher on CLEP examinations, with the exception of Level 2 foreign-language examinations, for which a minimum score of 60 for German language, 59 for French language, and 63 for Spanish language is required. These scores conform with recommendations made by the American Council on Education and comply with M.S. 120B.131 pertaining to eligible high school students.

Equivalent course credits shall be granted when a CLEP examination covers material that is substantially similar to an existing college course.

Elective course credits shall be granted when a CLEP examination covers material that is deemed to be college-level but is not substantially similar to an existing course.

A college or university shall not limit the total number of credits a student may earn through CLEP examination. However, credits earned through CLEP examinations are not resident credits and may not be used to satisfy resident credit requirements for graduation.

A student must provide the college with an official report of CLEP examination scores in order to receive credit. Please check u.select to see how CLEP scores transfer to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

Information is subject to change.