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Transfer Credit Acceptance

Students interested in transferring credits to KCC from another institution must be aware of the following policies:

  • Credits are accepted only from regionally accredited colleges and universities, or as listed below.
  • An official transcript listing the credits must be sent to KCC’s Student Services. Once the transcript is received, it will not be released to a non-contracted third party, including other institutions.
  • Credits older than seven years are not accepted for application toward degree requirements unless requested by the student. If requested and if there is a question on class content changing from when completed, the course(s) will be reviewed by the individual department for transferability.
  • A grade of “D” is not accepted in transfer work if the specific program or degree requires a grade of “C” or better.
  • Only credits which carry transfer credit to other state colleges and universities in Oregon will be accepted for the AA-OT degree.
  • Credit for military training is granted on the basis of recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE) as contained in the “Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.” KCC accepts credits from the military DANTES and USAFI programs, as recommended by ACE. All military credits are to be listed on a military transcript.
    • Army, Navy and Marines: The Joint Services Transcript (JST)
    • Air Force: CCAF Transcript
  • Credit granted based on acceptable scores for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the Advanced Placement (AP) tests.
  • KCC awards credit on a case by case basis for prior learning experience, where credit is granted for life experiences or job skills. A student may seek substitutions in AAS degree or one year certificate programs on the basis of prior academic experience or challenge exams. Contact a Student Success Representative regarding substitutions.
  • Students who have received a bachelor’s degree are generally considered to have completed the general education requirements for an associate’s degree.
  • Transfer credit does not count for residency purposes.
  • Transfer credit must be deemed appropriately applicable for a student’s educational goals as well as the institution’s programs.
  • Further information on this process is found in the Academic Policy Handbook located in the LRC.

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