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Criteria for the Award of College Credit for
Postsecondary Technical (WECM) Courses

Summary of Criteria from the Standard Articulation Agreement

  1. The high school course is listed in the Statewide Articulation Course Crosswalk and is equivalent to one or more high school credits.
  2. The notation -TP in the course abbreviation identifies the high school course as ATC and content-enhanced (e.g., ECAD-TP).
  3. The student successfully completes the course with a grade of 80 (3.0) or better.
  4. If multiple courses and/or prerequisite courses are noted in the Statewide Articulation Course Crosswalk, a student also successfully completes these course(s) with a grade of 80 (3.0) or better.

  5. The student should complete the course as a junior (grade 11) or senior (grade 12). Or, if the course is part of an ATC-designated course sequence, the final course in the sequence should be taken as a high school junior or senior.

  6. The student enrolls in a participating college within 15 months of high school graduation (a college may extend this time line).
  7. Effective January 5, 2004 - Credit should be transcribed on enrollment; however, a college may require a student to complete 6 additional, non-developmental college credit hours in any subject area.
  8. These hours may be satisfied before high school graduation by dual credit or qualifying scores on College Board Advanced Placement (AP) or CLEP examination scores.

  9. The college equivalent course applies to the studentís degree plan.

Academic transfer credit for comparable academic courses may be awarded by colleges under the following conditions:

  • It can be demonstrated that the credentials of the high school teacher included a master's degree and 18 SCH in the discipline; or
  • The student passes a departmental challenge exam.


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