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TRANSFER CREDIT

Ogeechee Technical College recognizes previous postsecondary course work by accepting credits earned from other regionally or nationally accredited institutions that are applicable to the student’s program of study. OTC requires all transfer credits within associate level coursework to be taken at regionally accredited institutions that are part of the Commission on Colleges.

Credit for courses at an institution accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Technical College System of Georgia and whose entrance requirements and curriculum are equivalent to or greater than those of OTC will be considered for award of transfer credit. Credit may be granted for formal military schools, training and correspondence courses in accordance with the American Council on Education.

A student who presents credit for evaluation and transfer must be aware that the awarding of credit does not guarantee that institutions subsequently attended by the student will accept those credits.

Due to the rapid changes in technology and technical information, program specific technical courses will be considered for transfer credit in a program only if the course work has been completed within the past five years. Technical courses that were taken five years prior to admission to OTC will be evaluated for technical currency for course content by the program faculty. A student desiring consideration of credit for technical courses or experiences that are more than five years old can request transfer by exemption testing.

Transfer credit will be considered without restriction of completion dates for those courses in academic disciplines. Examples of these courses include, but are not limited to, English, psychology, mathematics, physical sciences, natural sciences, and social sciences.

A student may receive credit for courses taken at another postsecondary institution if:
  • The course taken is essentially the same equivalent course content as the course taken at OTC;
  • The course taken has the same number of credit hours (or greater) as the course taken at OTC;
  • An official transcript is on file in the student’s admission file from all postsecondary institutions attended;
    and
  • A grade of “C” or higher has been earned for the course to be transferred.

A grade of “TR” will be entered on the permanent record if credit is awarded. The hours will not be computed in the grade point average or appear on the quarterly grade report.

Foreign Earned Credit
Credit may be awarded based upon an evaluation performed by an independent evaluation service. Applications are available in the Admissions Office. The Registrar will make the final decision regarding the award of transfer credit. Grade points will not be assigned to transfer credit.

Secondary School Articulation
Ogeechee Technical College is required to establish articulation agreements with interested area high schools to ensure that students receive course credit when established competencies have been achieved.

Formal Articulation Agreement – Ogeechee Tech is required to develop formal written agreements with interested area high schools that give credit based on competencies achieved in selected courses.

Validation of Credit – Ogeechee Tech must validate student competencies before awarding articulated credit for competencies learned in high school by administering the final examination/exemption examination for the course to be articulated.

Transferability of Credit – Ogeechee Tech must honor local articulation agreements statewide when students move from one area of the state to another. Each Technical College can determine its preferred method of competency validation.

Local articulation agreements between Ogeechee Tech and secondary schools shall determine the length of time students have to use articulated credit processes.

NOTE:  A Transfer/Articulated Credit Evaluation Form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.  Evaluations generally take one to two weeks once the request is made. 

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