Under appropriate circumstances, students may be awarded academic credit for coursework
completed at other institutions, or for other forms of training/education that are
comparable to courses offered at Lanier Technical College.
Transfer of College Credit
A student may receive credit for courses taken at another postsecondary institution
- The course taken has essentially the same content and is taught at a comparable
or higher level as the course at Lanier Technical College;
- An official transcript is on file in the student's admission file from all post-secondary
- The course has an equal or greater number of credit hours as the course at Lanier
- A grade of "C" or higher has been earned for the course to be transferred;
Some courses are subject to a time limit for transferability. The Office of the
Registrar provides a list of these courses.
A grade of "TR" (Transfer Credit), “TRA” (Transfer Credit A - not calculated in
GPA), “TRB” (Transfer Credit B – not calculated in GPA), or “TRC” (Transfer Credit
C – not calculated in GPA) will be entered on the permanent record if credit is
awarded. The hours will not be computed in the grade point average.
Transfer Credit from Regionally Accredited Institutions
The Office of the Registrar will normally award transfer credit for coursework taken
at regionally accredited institutions, provided the above conditions are met and
the student's previous institution is in good standing with its accrediting body.
Transfer Credit from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions
For coursework taken at non-regionally accredited institutions, the Office of the
Registrar and the Academic Affairs division determine the transferability of courses
taken at other postsecondary institutions by considering the educational quality
of the learning experience for which students seek transfer credit. The Office of
the Registrar mails a Faculty Credential Verification Form to the previous institution.
The VPAA validates the credentials of the faculty who taught the course(s). The
Office of the Registrar, the VPAA, and - when appropriate - faculty credentialed
in the field evaluate the comparability of the nature, content, and level of the
learning experiences to the courses offered at Lanier Technical College; the appropriateness
and applicability of the learning experiences to the programs offered at Lanier
Technical College; and the length of time that has passed since the course was taken.
In cases where course equivalency is questioned, credit must be validated by examination.
Students who graduated from a Georgia high school within the previous 24 months
may be eligible to earn credit for high school coursework. Students wishing to receive
articulated credit must complete a Request for Articulated Credit Form in the Office
of Student Affairs, and complete a validation exam for each course selected. Credit
will be awarded in cases where the student scores 70% or higher on the validation
exam for the course.
Exemption credit is awarded when the student successfully completes an examination
equivalent to the course's final comprehensive examination. The student must present
satisfactory evidence that he/she has prior knowledge of a particular subject before
being eligible to test. Such evidence may be in the form of a portfolio, job description,
letter from an employer, certificate of completion from a noncredit program, transcript
from a non-accredited program, or similar documentation. The course instructor makes
the determination whether or not the student is eligible to test. In order to take
an exemption evaluation, the student must complete an Exemption Credit Payment Form.
Advanced Placement Credit
CLEP - Credit will be awarded for successful completion of any appropriate CLEP
(College Level Examination Program) subject area examinations. Credit should be
awarded based on score recommendations of the Council on College Level Services
Advanced Placement Examinations - Credit will be awarded to students who have taken
appropriate courses (determined equivalent to courses offered at a Technical College)
in high school and achieve a score of 3 or more on the Advanced Placement Examination.
The Advanced Placement Examinations are offered by the College Entrance Examination
International Baccalaureate Credit - Credit will be awarded to students who have
taken appropriate courses (determined equivalent to courses offered at a Technical
College) in high school and achieve a score of 3 or more on the International Baccalaureate
Examination. The IB Examinations are offered by the International Baccalaureate
Armed Services Credit
Armed Services Credit may be awarded for education/training courses in the Armed
Services. Such learning experiences must be certified by the American Council on
Education (identified in the Council's publication, Guide to the Evaluation of Educational
Experiences in the Armed Services). Credit is given on the basis of individual evaluation.
Creditable military experience must closely correspond in content and competencies
to courses in the Lanier Technical College curriculum. The student must complete
a Request for Transfer Credit Form.
Professional Certification & Licensure Credit
Credit may be awarded for education/training courses provided by agencies and organizations
such as Peace Officer Safety Training (P.O.S.T.) and Georgia Fire Academy. Such
learning experiences must be documented by the agency and experience must closely
correspond in content and competencies to courses in the Lanier Technical College
curriculum. The student must present evidence of course completion in the form of
a transcript, official certificate of completion, or other official documentation.
Consulting the parameters listed in the Professional Certification and Licensure
Credit Chart, the Transfer Credit Evaluator will award appropriate transfer credit
subject to approval by the Registrar. A student wishing to receive such credit must
complete a Request for Transfer Credit Form.
In order to obtain a degree from Lanier Technical College, a student must complete
at least 25% of the curriculum requirements through instruction offered by Lanier