Advanced standing will be considered for students who have had special high school or college preparation, or have advanced proficiency in a specific skill area. Advanced standing credits are recorded as hours earned toward a program, but the grade points are not averaged into the student’s Q.P.A. Also, advanced standing credits are not factored into the calculation for determination of the minimum requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
In order to receive advanced standing, students must be able to demonstrate mastery of the culminating activity in the particular course. The culminating activity could include a final exam, final project(s), or proof of licensure. For culminating activities requiring a grade, students must submit or sit for all required final project(s) and exams. A student must achieve an 80% or higher on the required project(s) and/or exams in order to receive advanced standing. Advanced standing is arranged by the Education Department and must be completed by the end of the second week of the semester or instructional period. A fee of $75 must be paid prior to processing. A student may only apply for advanced standing one time per course