Credit for Prior Learning/Certification

The purpose of awarding credit for prior learning is to acknowledge and validate knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired by students through experience. With the exception of cooperative work experience (CWE) credits (see page 32), students receiving alternate credits are not eligible for state or federal aid for those credits.

The maximum credits that may be earned through a combination of credit by examination, advanced placement (AP), and military credit are no more than 25 percent of the credits needed for a certificate or degree. See degree checklists for more information.
 
Credit by Examination (CBE): To obtain credit for certain courses, you must be enrolled as a BMCC student taking at least one course for credit and satisfactorily pass a comprehensive examination or series of examinations. You may not obtain credit by examination (CBE) for a course at a lower level than one in which you have already demonstrated competency. Some courses are not eligible for this program. If you wish to obtain
credit in this manner, you must pay a fee in addition to any other tuition and fees that you may have paid in that term. Contact the Office of Instruction, at 541-278-5969, for more information. Students are limited to 15 CBE credits. CBE credits are reflected on BMCC’s transcripts with the exam identifier of (CH) next to the course title. Example: ART204 (CH)
 
Credit for Prior Certification/Learning (CPL): Up to 10 credits may be awarded for certifications received in the Early Childhood Education field. Documentation is required. If awarded, these credits are reflected on BMCC’s transcripts with a grade of “P” and with the identifier of (CPL) next to the course title. Example: ECE226 (CPL). For more information about this option contact our ECE Department at 541-278-5921 or 541-278-5957. 
 
Advanced Placement (AP) Test: You may earn credit for certain courses by taking tests administered by the Advanced Placement (AP) program sponsored by the College Board. Below is a list of approved AP courses, AP minimum scores, and advanced placement action. AP credits are reflected on BMCC’s transcripts with a grade of P and with the exam identifier of (AP) next to the course title. Example: ART204 (AP).
 
To receive AP credit you must:
  • Request that your AP scores be sent from the College Board to BMCC. Scores are accepted for up to three years after the exam date.
  • Be enrolled at BMCC in at least one credit course.
  • Pay the AP course transcription fee of $10 per course.
  • Complete and return an advanced placement credit form to BMCC.
Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 541-278-5757 or email getinfo@bluecc.edu for additional information.
Subject AP Score Advanced Placement Action BMCC
Credit
Art - History

4+

ART 204, 205 8
Art - Studio 4+ ART 101 4
Biology 4+ BIO 101, 102, 103 12
Calculus AB 3 MTH 251 4
Calculus AB 4+ MTH 251, 252 8
Calculus BC 3 MTH 251, 252 8
Calculus BC 4+ MTH 251, 252, 253 12
Chemistry 3+ CH 104, 105, 106 15
Computer Science A 4+ CS 161 4
English Language - Composition 3+ WR 121 4

English Language - Literature

3+ ENG 104 4
Environmental Science 3+ GS 142 4
Government - U.S. 4 PS 201 4
History - U.S. 3+

HST 201, 202

8
History - World 3+ HST 104, 105 6
Human Geography 3+ GEOG 103 4
Macro Economics 3+ EC 202 4
Micro Economics 3+ EC 201 4
Music Theory 4+ MUS 111, 112 8
Physics B 4+ PHY 201, 202, 203 15
Physics C - Electricity & Magnetism 4+ PHY 201 5
Physics C - Mechanics 4+ PHY 201 5
Psychology

3+

PSY 201 4
Spanish Language 3+ SPAN 101, 102, 103 12
Statistics 4+ MTH 243 4

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP): You may earn College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit for certain courses by taking the CLEP exams sponsored by the College Board. Below is a list of BMCC's approved CLEP exams, minimum scores, number of possible credits granted, and corresponding BMCC course equivalencies. CLEP credits are reflected on BMCC’s transcripts with a grade of P and with the exam identifier of (CL) next to the course title. Example: ART204 (CL).

To receive CLEP credit you must:

  • Request your CLEP scores be sent from the College Board to BMCC. Scores are accepted for up to three years after the exam date.
  • Be enrolled at BMCC in at least one credit course.
  • Pay the CLEP course transcription fee of $10 per course.
  • Complete and return a CLEP credit form to BMCC.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 541-278-5757 or email getinfo@bluecc.edu for additional information.

Exam Subject
Min.
Score
Credit BMCC Course Equivalency
Business
Infomation System & Computer Applications  -  - No credit awarded
Principles of Management 50 4 BA 206
Principles of Accounting 50 12 BA 211, 212, 213
Introductory Business Law 50 4 BA 226
Principles of Marketing 50 4 BA 223
Composition and Literature
Composition and Literature 50 12 ENG 253, 254, 255
English Literature (with essay) 50 12 ENG 204, 205, 206
History and Social Sciences
American Government 50 4 PS 201
History of the U.S. I 50 4 HST 201
American History II 50

4
or
12

HST 203
or
w/Part 1 test HST 201, 202, 203
General Psychology 50 8 PSY 201, 202
Human Growth and Development 50 4 PSY 237
Principles of Microeconomics 50 4 EC 201
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 4 EC 202
Introduction to Sociology 50 4 SOC 204

Military Credit (MIL): Military credit will be evaulated according to American Council of Education guidelines. In most cases, credit will only be considered when it is equivalent to a course offered by BMCC. Military credits are reflected on BMCC’s transcripts with a grade of “P” and with the identifier of (MIL) next to the course title. Example: PE184 (MIL).

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)