Course Credit Alternatives

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Course Credit Alternatives

Please consult the Chadron State College Transfer Articulation Guide (TES) to see how alternative credits typically transfer.  The information provided is a guide and should be considered unofficial.  Final determination of transfer credit acceptance is ultimately made by an academic advisor and Dean in your area of study.  

Advanced Placement-AP

  • College credit may be earned through the Advanced Placement (AP) program
  • All advanced placement test scores accepted by Chadron State College must be a score of 3 or higher
  • Other policies may apply
  • For more information, please consult the Chadron State College Transfer Articulation Guide (TES) for The College Board AP/CLEP

College Level Examination Program-CLEP

  • Chadron State College accepts College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit toward degree completion
  • Students must be enrolled at CSC to receive CSC credit for CLEP
  • CLEP tests must be completed before an individual has taken any college level course in the discipline in which credit is sought
  • A maximum of 18 CLEP credits may be applied to a degree. CLEP credits may contribute to a maximum of 42 credits of experiential learning credit
  • Please refer to the Chadron State College College Level Examination Policy
  • For more information, please consult the Chadron State College Transfer Articulation Guide (TES) for The College Board AP/CLEP

Course Challenge

Students enrolled at Chadron State College can earn college credit by “challenging” selected courses listed within the undergraduate catalog

  • Requests to challenge a course must be made to the dean of the school in which the course is listed
  • Request(s) to challenge must be made prior to attending the course
  • The dean and the appropriate department will determine if the course is available for challenge and whether the challenge shall be by comprehensive examination and/or by some other evidence of competence in the subject matter of the course
    • Exceptions: 
      • When the course is a prerequisite to a course already taken
      • When the course has been taken previously for audit or credit
      • When the course has been determined to be ineligible for challenge by the academic school
  • Credit will be granted only if the grade received on the challenge is a “C” or above
  • The credit will be recorded on transcripts and calculated into earned CSC course credits
  • Forms for course challenges are available from the Records Office, http://www.csc.edu/registrar/forms.csc
  • Fees are determined annually and are charged through the Business Office, http://www.csc.edu/businessoffice/
  • Other policies may apply.

International Baccalaureate Credit-IB

  • Chadron State College accepts credit from students who have completed the International Baccalaureate diploma program through their high school
  • Acceptance of specific credits is determined in consultation with appropriate academic departments and the dean of the appropriate school
  • For more information, please consult the Chadron State College Transfer Articulation Guide (TES) for International Baccalaureate (IB)