College-level work completed at post-secondary accredited institutions
These credits may be accepted based on the review of a valid transcript provided by the student. Only grades of “C” (2.0 course GPA) or higher will be eligible for transfer. Transfer credits must be earned in courses that are similar in nature to the Vatterott courses. Technical course credits from institutions other than Vatterott that were earned more than five years prior to the current year will not be considered for transfer.
Nationally-Recognized Standardized Exam
Proficiency credit for certain undergraduate courses may be granted to students who achieve acceptable scores on specific nationally-recognized examinations, including College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) and Advanced Placement Program (AP). The Director of Education will follow the American Council on Education’s (ACE) recommendations in order to assess the subject exams, establish possible course equivalences, and determine the amount and level of credit to award. Credit for standardized exams can only be transferred if it is applicable to the students’ degree program requirements at Vatterott.
Military Training and Experience
Military Service School Experience – Academic credit for military service school experiences will be accepted based on the recommendations prepared by the American Council on Education (ACE) and published in the “Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services”.
Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) - Academic credit for military occupational specialties will be accepted based on the recommendations prepared by the American Council on Education (ACE) and published in the “Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services”.
Credit for military training and experience can only be transferred if it is applicable to the students’ degree program requirements at Vatterott.
Official Documentation of Training is Required
- For active service members: A DD Form 295, “Application for the Evaluation of Learning Experiences During Military Service” certified by an authorized officer and the designee
- For non-active service members: A DD Form 214, “Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge”
- For all service members, a transcript from your branch of the military:
- AARTS Form (Army/ACE Registry Transcript Service)
- Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcript
- Information can be found on the CCAF Web site
- Members of the Air Force will need to request and submit the CCAF transcript rather than a DD-214
- SMART transcript (Sailor/Marines AARTS Registry Transcript)
- Coast Guard Experience
Awarding of Transfer Credits
The Director of Education is responsible for reviewing and awarding transfer credits based on the criteria outlined above. Where duplication exists among prior college courses, credit for standardized tests or prior training and experience, credit will be allowed for only one.
Program Completion Requirements (or Academic Residency Requirements)
For active duty service members and their adult family members (spouse and college age children) as well as Reservist and National Guardsmen on active duty – Vatterott College will limit academic residency to 25% or less of the degree requirement for all degrees.
In addition, there are no “final year” or “final semester” residency requirements for active-duty servicemembers and their family members. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty servicemembers and their family members are enrolled. Reservist and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.
For all other Vatterott students – A minimum of 50% of the required program credits must be completed at Vatterott.