Students can earn additional credit using any of the following:
Transcripts from Other Colleges
Students can receive transfer credit for work done at other accredited post-secondary education institutions. San José City College accepts transfer credit from colleges or universities accredited by one of the six (6) regional accrediting bodies only. Credit is granted in accordance with the recommendations in “Transfer Credit Practices” published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.
To receive credit, students must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the Admission and Record office [a minimum of eight weeks prior to graduation and must be on file six weeks prior to registration].
Transcripts will be evaluated and acceptable credit included in the student’s permanent record. At the time of graduation, the grade point average of all work attempted at all other accredited institutions of higher education is calculated into the grade point average at SJCC to determine eligibility for graduation. All transcripts become the permanent property of San José City College.
Credit from Foreign Colleges and Universities
Students who have earned credit at colleges and universities outside the United States may receive up to 30 units worth of credit. Foreign transcripts must be first evaluated by a San José City College approved agency. A list of approved agencies as well as the policy and procedures for receiving credit for foreign educational work may be picked up in the Admissions and Records office.
Credit and Military Service
Upon submission of a copy of the DD-214 (Discharge) Persons who have completed a minimum of 185 days of active duty in the United States Armed Forces may receive one unit of credit for Physical Education, three units for Health Education, and two units for Military Service. Additional units, for certain military technical schools, may be granted upon evaluation of the Military transcripts DD-214. Veterans receiving V.A. benefits must file the DD-214 with the Office of Veterans’ Affairs within the first eight weeks of the semester. Credit granted for military schools is based upon recommendation of the American Council on Education.
Credit by Examination
Board Policy 4235
Credit may be earned by students who satisfactorily pass authorized examinations. The District Chancellor shall establish administrative procedures to implement this policy.
Department/Discipline Subject Examinations shall be comprehensive. Projects, term papers, reading reports, laboratory exercises and/or written examinations may be required as evidence that the student has performed to the extent and level of students regularly enrolled in the class.
- Credit by Examination may be granted to a maximum of 12 units.
- Credit by Examination "may be granted only to a student who is registered at the college, in good standing and only for a course listed in the catalog of the community college."
- An Application to be examined for Credit by Examination must be approved both by the student’s counselor and by the appropriate Dean.
- A student is permitted only one attempt to challenge each course.
- A full description of regulations and procedures for Credit by Examination is available in the Counseling Office.
College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Program (CEEB) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
College credit will be granted to students who provide the college with official test results showing minimum passing scores for either CEEB or CLEP examinations. Credit shall be posted on the college transcript when a student has completed 12 units of study in the San José/Evergreen community college district
All students are required to take the Assessment in English and Math unless they submit official college transcripts showing completion of equivalent English and Math courses. See section on Student Success & Support Exemption requirements.
Upon presentation of certificates from non-collegiate agencies, credit may be granted. Credit will be granted according to the recommendation approved or listed in the instructional guide for non-credit courses published by the American council on education. The total number of units that can be earned through credit for military service, credit by examination, CEEB, CLEP, and non-collegiate courses shall not exceed 30 units.
Limits on Pre-Collegiate Basic Skills Units
Per title 5, section 55035, “… no student shall receive more than 30 semester units (or 45 quarter units) of credit for remedial coursework. Students having exhausted the unit limitation shall be referred to appropriate adult noncredit education services provided by college, adult school, community-based organization, or other appropriate local provider with which the district has an established referral agreement.
The following students are exempted from the limitation on remedial coursework described in subsection of the section:
- Students enrolled in one or more courses of English as a second language (ESL);
- Students identified by the district as having a learning disability…
- . . .any student who shows significant, measurable progress toward the development of skills appropriate to his or her enrollment in college-level courses.” Such students need to petition for a waiver of the limitation on remedial coursework with the counseling administrator on the campus.
“a student, who does not attain full eligibility status for college-level work…shall, unless provided with a waiver, be dismissed and referred to adult noncredit education courses.”
“a student may, upon successful completion of appropriate “remedial coursework,” or upon demonstration of skills levels which will reasonably assure success in college-level courses, request reinstatement to proceed with college-level coursework.” The request should be made to the counseling administrator on the campus.