Provisions are made in the curriculum so that students with prior training in a subject may enter classes in that subject at a higher level of instruction. 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 placement tests must be taken and the student is responsible for all fees. Students who receive Advanced Standing must still fulfill the program credit requirement.
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 minimum requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress.
All requests for Advanced Standing must be made to the Director of Enrollment Services no later than thirty (30) days prior to the date the student begins classes. No requests will be accepted after that date.
Advanced Standing Test
If a student has significant work experience in a certain subject, he or she may choose to test out of a course by taking a version of the final exam for that particular course. The cost of each exam is $75. A student may take only one exam for a particular course. He or she must score an 80% or higher on the exam in order to receive Advanced Standing for that course. These tests are arranged by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and must be completed by the end of the second week of the semester (the drop/add period).
When a student who previously withdrew from Douglas Education Center wishes to re-enter, their re-entry will be evaluated on an individual basis by a committee of Douglas Education Center faculty and administration. A recommendation will be made to the President. The President will make the final decision on re-entry.