Evaluation of Prior Learning

Evaluation of Prior Learning

AP – Advanced Placement Exams
Advanced Placement (AP) classes can be an important part of a student’s college preparation plan. Classes are offered in most high schools throughout Minnesota and offer rigorous course content in many areas. Through AP exams, you have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. Central Lakes College will award credit for Advanced Placement testing provided the student earned a score of 3 or above on the exam.  The amount of credit granted will not exceed the credit granted for an equivalent course or course sequence offered by Central Lakes College.  Approved credits will be transcripted as “Advanced Placement” credits.  Students wishing to apply for Advanced Placement credit should request to have test results mailed to Records and Registration.

wdt_ID AP Identity AP Exam Title CLC Course Equivalent CLC Course Title Equivalent MNTC Goal Credit Hours Accepted Score
1 AP13 Art History ARTS 2487 Art History/Modern 6 3 3, 4, 5
2 AP20 Biology BIOL 1431 & BIOL 1432 General Biology I & II 3A w/lab, 10 10 3, 4, 5
3 AP66 Calculus AB MATH 1477 Calculus I 4 5 3, 4, 5
4 AP68 Calculus BC Math 1477 & 1478 Calculus I & II 4 10 3, 4, 5
5 AP69 Calculus BC: AB Subscore MATH1477 Calculus I 4 5 3, 4, 5
6 AP25 Chemistry CHEM 1424 Chemical Principles I 3A w/lab 5 3, 4, 5
7 AP28 Chinese Language & Culture 8 8 3
8 AP28 Chinese Language & Culture 8 12 4
9 AP28 Chinese Language & Culture 8 16 5
10 AP58 Comparative Government & Politics 5 3 3, 4, 5

CLEP – College Level Examination Program 
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) is a college board program that allows students to earn college credit by demonstrating their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects. The College-Level Examination Program® provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. CLEP exams do not relate to a specifically designed college-level courses taught in high school. CLEP exams test mastery of college-level materials acquired in a variety of ways such as through general academic instruction, significant independent study, or extracurricular work Credit for both subject and area examinations of CLEP (College Level Examination Program) will be evaluated for credit according to the recommendation of the American Council on Education and according to the policies of Central Lakes College. Students wishing to apply for credit should have results mailed from CLEP directly to the Records and Registration office. Approved credits will be transcripted as “CLEP” credits. Information about CLEP is available in the Counseling Center.

IdentifierCLEP Exam Title CLC Course Equivalent CLC Course Title EquivalentMNTC Goal(s) Credit Hours Accepted Score
C13American Government POLS 1435 American Gov’t & Politics 5, 9 350
C01American Literature ENGL 2467 American Lit I, Pre-1861 6, 7 350
C02Analyzing & Interpreting Literature ENGL 1463 Introduction to Literature 6, 7 350
C27Biology 3B No Lab350
C28Calculus MATH 1477 Calculus I 4550
C31Chemistry Non-Lab Chemistry course3B No Lab350
C25College Algebra MATH 1470 College Algebra 4350
C41College Composition ENGL 1410 Composition I 1A 450
C42College Composition ModularENGL 1410Composition I1A 450
C29College Mathematics MATH 1441 Concepts of Math 4350
C05English Literature ENGL 2457 British Literature I Pre-1800 6350
C40Financial Accounting ACCT 2011 Accounting Principles I 450
C07French Language, Level 1 8650
C08French Language, Level 2 8959
C09German Language, Level 1 8650
C10German Language, Level 2 8960
C15History of the US I: to 1877 HIST 1472 U. S. History, Precontact to 1877 5, 7 350
C16History of the US II: 1865-Present HIST 1473 U. S. History 1877 to Present 5, 7 350
C17Human Growth & Development PSYC 2431 Human Development 5350
C06Humanities ENGL 1450 Introduction to Humanities 6, 8 350
C35Info Sys and Computer Apps 350
C14Intro to Educational Psych350
C34Introductory Business Law BUSN 2541 Legal Environment of Business 350
C20Introductory Psychology PSYC 2421 General Psychology 2, 5 450
C22Introductory SociologySOCL 1401 Introduction to Sociology 2, 5 350
C30Natural Sciences3B No Lab350
C39Precalculus MATH 1472 Precalculus 4550
C18Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2401 Principles of Economics-Macro 5350
C36Principles of Management MGMT 1011 Management Principles 350
C37Principles of Marketing MKTG 1011 Marketing Principles 350
C19Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2402 Principles of Economics-Micro5350
C21Social Sciences and History 5350
C11Spanish Language Level 1 SPAN 1401Beginning Spanish I8450-54
C11Spanish Language Level 1 SPAN 1401, SPAN 1402 Beginning Spanish I & II 8855-62
C12Spanish Language Level 2 SPAN 1401, SPAN 1402, SPAN 2401Beginning Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I6, 81263-69
C12Spanish Language Level 2 SPAN 1401, SPAN 1402, SPAN 2401, SPAN 2404Beginning Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I, & II6, 81670+
C43Spanish with Writing 1SPAN 1401Beginning Spanish I 8450-54
C43Spanish with Writing 1SPAN 1401, SPAN 1402 Beginning Spanish I & II 8855-64
C44Spanish with Writing 2SPAN 1401, SPAN 1402, SPAN 2401Beginning Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I6, 81265-69
C44Spanish with Writing 2SPAN 1401, SPAN 1402, SPAN 2401, SPAN 2404Beginning Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I & II6, 8 1670+
C23Western Civilization I 5350
C24Western Civilization II 5350 

DANTES
The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) program is an extensive series of examinations in college subjects that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate courses. ACE recommends three semester hours of credit per test. DANTES funds DSST testing for eligible service members and personnel at DANTES military test centers. The DSSTs are now also available for use by civilians at universities and colleges throughout the country.

DSST Exam # DSST Exam Title CLC Course Equivalent CLC Course Title EquivalentMNTC Goal(s) Credit Hours Accepted Score  
8A History of the Vietnam War3400
3Art of the Western WorldARTS2487Art History/ModernGoal 63400
29Astronomy3400
38Business Ethics and Society3400
28Business MathematicsBUSN1131Business Math3400
23Computing and Information Technology3400
15Criminal Justice3400
31Environmental Science3400
35Ethics in America3400
10Foundations of Education3400
1Fundamentals of College AlgebraMATH1520Intro to College Algebra3400
16Fundamentals of Counseling3400
40Fundamentals of Cybersecurity3400
12General Anthropology3400
30Health & Human DevelopmentHLTH1501Personal Health & Wellness3400
7History of the Soviet Union3400
19Human Resource ManagementMGMT1114Human Resource Management3400
24Introduction to Business3400
6Introduction to GeographyGoal 53400
14Introduction to Law Enforcement3400
36Introduction to World Religions3400
11Lifespan Developmental Psychology3400
27Management Information Systems3400
41Math for Liberal ArtsMATH1441Concepts in MathematicsGoal 43400
25Money and Banking3400
20Organizational Behavior3400
26Personal Finance3400
33Physical Geology3400
42Principles of Advanced English CompositionENGL1411Goal 1AII3400
17Principles of Finance3400
37Principles of Public Speaking3400
2Principles of StatisticsMATH1460Intro to StatisticsGoal 43400
21Principles of Supervision3400
13Substance AbuseHLTH1507Drug Awareness3400
34Technical WritingENGL1422Practical WritingGoal 1B3400
9The Civil War and Reconstruction3400
32The Principles of Physical Science I3400

International Baccalaureate 
Central Lakes College awards credit for prior learning to high school students who participated in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program is an educational program taught in one of three languages – English, French, or Spanish and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. The program, administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization, is one of the most widely recognized pre-university educational programs in the world. A student may present a full IB diploma or a certificate recognizing specific higher level or standard level examination scores for evaluation. Central Lakes College awards credit for scores of four (4) or higher on individual IB examinations or successful completion of the IB diploma. Students who attain an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma shall be granted six (6) lower division course credits for scores of four (4) or higher on each Higher Level IB examinations and two (2) lower division course credits for scores of four (4) or higher on each Standard Level IB examination. Students who do not complete an IP diploma may have their individual examinations evaluated. A student shall receive three (3) or more course credits for scores of four (4) or higher on individual Higher Level IB examinations and two (2) or more credits for scores of four (4) or higher on individual Standard Level IB examinations.

IB Exam TitleElective Credits AwardedAccepted Score
Biology (HL)34 or higher
Biology (SL)24 or higher
Business (HL) 34 or higher
Business Management (SL)24 or higher
Chemistry (HL)34 or higher
Chemistry (SL)24 or higher
Computer Science (HL)34 or higher
Computer Science (SL)24 or higher
Dance (HL)34 or higher
Dance(SL)24 or higher
Design Tech (HL)34 or higher
Design Tech (SL)24 or higher
Economics (HL)34 or higher
Economics (SL)24 or higher
Enviornmental Systems & Societies (HL)34 or higher
Enviornmental Systems & Societies (SL)24 or higher
Extended Essay 34 or higher
Film (HL) 34 or higher
Film (SL)24 or higher
Further Mathematics (HL)34 or higher
Further Mathematics (SL)24 or higher
Geography (HL)34 or higher
Global Politics (HL)34 or higher
Global Politics(SL)24 or higher
History (HL)34 or higher
History (SL) 24 or higher
History of East & Asia, Oceania (HL) 34 or higher
History of Europe (HL)34 or higher
History of America (HL)34 or higher
History of Asia/Middle East (HL)34 or higher
History of Africa (HL)34 or higher
Info Tech Global Society (HL)34 or higher
Info Tech Global Society (SL)24 or higher
Islamic History (HL)34 or higher
Islamic History (SL)24 or higher
Literature & Performance (HL)34 or higher
Literature & Performance (SL)24 or higher
Mathmatic Studies (SL)24 or higher
Mathmatic Methods (SL)24 or higher
Mathmatics (HL)34 or higher
Mathmatics (SL)24 or higher
Music (HL)34 or higher
Music (SL) (group)24 or higher
Music (SL) (Composition)24 or higher
Music (SL) (Solo)24 or higher
Philosophy (HL)34 or higher
Philosophy (SL)24 or higher
Physics (HL) 34 or higher
Physics (SL)24 or higher
Psychology (HL)34 or higher
Psychology (SL)24 or higher
Sociology Cultural Anthropology (HL)34 or higher
Sociology Cultural Anthropology (SL)24 or higher
Sports, Exercise, & Health24 or higher
Theatre Arts (HL)34 or higher
Theatre Arts (SL)24 or higher
Theory of Knowledge34 or higher
Visual Arts (HL)34 or higher
Visual Arts (SL)24 or higher
World Cultures (HL) 34 or higher
World Cultures (SL) 24 or higher
World Religions (SL) 24 or higher
World Studies Extended Essay34 or higher
Languages (all HL)34 or higher
Languages (all SL)24 or higher
*HL- Higher Level
*SL-Standard Level

Credit for Advanced Standing
Advance Standing Articulation Agreements (aka Tech Prep) award credit to High School students who participate in certain Career/Technical Education (CTE) courses. Central Lakes College (CLC) instructors have collaborated with participating high school instructors to identify course competencies that are common at both the high school and college levels.  Advanced Standing courses are taught by high school instructors. College credit is obtained when the college receives the student’s certificate of completion and high school transcript for the high school Advanced Standing course. Advance Standing courses offer credit toward a Career and Technical Program at CLC. Students may earn a certificate of completion in CLC’s Career and Technical articulated courses by receiving a grade of “B” or better. Upon graduation from high school, students need to work with their high school instructor(s) and counselor for the procedure to obtain college credit.  Currently, CLC has Advanced Standing Agreements with most high schools within the Central Lakes Consortium.

wdt_ID High School HS Teacher High School Course Title Central Lakes College Program CLC Instructor Course # CLC Course Title CLC Credits Signed
1 Aitkin HS Teri Larson Accounting Business Management Tom Reese BUSN 1102 Accounting for Non-Accountants 3 X
2 Aitkin HS Intro to Electronics Marine & Small Engines Paul Hofmann MASE 1106 Intro to Electronics 2 X
3 Aitkin HS Small Engines Marine & Small Engines Paul Hofmann Elective MASE Elective 1 X
4 Aitkin HS Richard Larson Forestry Wildlife & Natural Resources (Must take both classes) Natural Resources Kent Montgomery NATR 1200 Intro to Natural Resources 3 X
5 Aitkin HS Advanced Welding Welding & Fabrication David Otto WELD 1100 Intro to Welding 2 X
6 Bemidji HS Bryan Hammitt Advanced Video Production Videography Production Mark Ambroz VPRO 1110 Video Editing 3 X
7 Bertha-Hewitt HS Accounting II Business Management Tom Reese BUSN 1102 Accounting for Non-Accountants 3 X
8 Bertha-Hewitt HS Steve Pauly Welding Welding & Fabrication David Otto WELD 1100 Intro to Welding 2 X
9 Brainerd HS Rodney Reuer Accounting I Business Management Tom Reese BUSN 1102 Accounting for Non-Accountants 3 X
10 Brainerd HS Landon Brainerd Introduction to Business Business Management Tom Reese BUSN1501 Introduction to Business 3 X

World Language Seals and Certificates
Central Lakes College awards college credit to enrolled students with Minnesota bilingual and multilingual seals and world language proficiency certificates. Students must request college credit within three academic years of graduation from high school by providing CLC with an official final high school transcript. Upon submitting your transcript please notify the Transfer Specialist of the high school where the seal or certificate was earned and the year of high school graduation.

Seal or CertificateACTFL Proficiency LevelCredits to be AwardedCredits Per Language
World Language Proficiency CertificateIntermediate-Low2 semesters per language course sequence8 Credits
Bilingual or Multilingual Gold SealIntermediate-High3 semesters per language course sequence12 Credits
Bilingual or Multilingual Platinum SealAdvanced-Low4 semesters per language course sequence16 Credits

Credit for Life/Work Experience
Competency-based education allows students to present nontraditional learning as competencies to be evaluated for credit by qualified faculty members toward their educational program. These competencies must be the equivalent of what would have been learned through college coursework. If a student is confident that he/she has the competencies needed to meet the objectives for a diploma program course, he/she may make a request for Credit by Evaluation by completing the Credit by Evaluation form located on the Registration Forms website Students must submit pay for the opportunity to be evaluated for Prior Learning prior to evaluation.

CREDIT FOR MILITARY EXPERIENCE 
An enrolled student may request an evaluation of military experience and education for college credit from an official military transcript, form DD214, or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). This is evaluated and awarded by the Registrar according to the standards of the American Council on Education (ACE), the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and the policies of Central Lakes College. Contact the Records and Registration office for information. For more information on Military credit transfer for veterans and service members, please visit http://www.minnstate.edu/military/transfer.html

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