It will vary with the hours required to graduate; however, you must meet the residency requirement of the college which is 25% of the program.
In areas outside of standardized testing, the PLA Coordinator, Registrar and faculty will make recommendations for credit. Although no guarantees can be made, all efforts to advise the student of the likelihood of earning credit will be made.
There is no cost associated with the PLA process or for the credits that may be awarded. This includes ACE recommendations, pre-approved courses for industry/professional certification and/or licensure or student portfolios. Costs will be incurred for other advanced placement methods such as institutional exemption exams and standardized testing which are outlined in the student catalog.
You have the right to appeal the college’s decision, but ultimately the college reserves the right to deny the awarding of credit based on the faculty’s findings thus ensuring the quality of education delivered by Augusta Tech.
Must I complete any courses and a required number of credit hours before I apply for advanced placement?
No, there are no credit hour requirements or courses you need to complete prior to requesting PLAs.
Yes, but we recommend starting early and completing the credit transfer process before registering for courses. If that’s not possible, meet with an advisor to develop an educational plan, and bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts to help your advisor develop your schedule.