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Minnesota West Policies

Chapter 3 - Educational

3.15.1 Advanced Standing

Minnesota West Community & Technical College may grant credit toward program completion for prior work, education, and life experiences which are deemed equivalent to the program requirements. Advanced Standing may be achieved through one of the following options: Course Test Out, College Level Exam Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement, Relevant Prior Learning Experiences or Credit Transfer.

Credits received through advanced standing count toward graduation requirements but are not counted in Grade Point Average or minimum semester credit completion calculations and are not counted for financial aid status.

Responsibility for possessing and retaining the content knowledge and skills required by course requirements for which advanced standing is granted rests with the student.

Advanced standing procedures do not supersede the time frames for drop/add, withdrawal, or any refund of tuition.

Credits earned by these alternative methods may or may not be accepted by other institutions.

Approved by: Ron Wood, President
Date: July 1, 2003
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