Guidance Letter No. A-045

CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Cleveland, Tennessee

SUBJECT:  Credit for Life Experience

Cleveland State Community College (CSCC) recognizes that in addition to formal classroom instruction, there are alternate methods of learning.  One such method of earning credit is credit for life experience.  Currently enrolled students may request consideration of Credit for Life Experience.  Credit is reserved for well-documented existing knowledge and competencies that cannot be readily assessed for credit through external exams, such as AP, CLEP and examinations administered by the college.  If accepted for credit, it will be noted on the transcript as Credit for Life Experience and a grade of “P” will be awarded.  This grade will not be calculated in the student’s GPA.
Students interested in a review of any information for possible credit should complete the attached Credit for Life Experience form and submit it along with all supporting documentation to the Enrollment Services Office.  The Records Office will coordinate the review of your request in cooperation with the academic divisions and will notify you of the decision.


Approved by: Curriculum and Academic Standards meeting November 16, 2000 and February 7, 2013; President’s Cabinet February 12, 2013.

 



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Cleveland State Community College
Credit for Life Experience Petition

Name: _______________________________________ Student ID#:  ____________________

Major at CSCC: _______________________________________________________________

Requested Credit: _____________________________________________________________

It’s the responsibility of the student to provide us with well-documented supporting information. Remember the Academic Division has the final authority in these matters.

Student’s Signature: __________________________________________    Date: _______________________

*Please complete the top portion of this form ONLY and return it to the Admissions & Records office along with appropriate documentation.

                    

Office Use Only

Department Chair: _________________________________      Division Dean: _________________________________
    Sign & Date               Sign & Date

Faculty Committee: ___________________________________
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Faculty Committee
Recommendations and Itemized Justification:    ____________________________________________________________
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           Signature: __________________________________   Date: ___________________
          Signature: __________________________________   Date: ___________________
          Signature: __________________________________   Date: ___________________
Dean of Academic Division
Recommendations and Comments:  _____________________________________________________________________
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           Signature: __________________________________   Date: ___________________

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Comments and Approval:  _____________________________________________________________________________
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           Signature: ___________________________________   Date: __________________
                    
RECORDS OFFICE USE ONLY

Processed & Notified Student: _________________________________________   Date: _________________________