Awarding College Credit

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 student successfully completes the course with a grade of 80 (3.0) or better.

3.  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.

4.  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.

5.  The student enrolls in a participating college within 15 months of high school graduation (a college may extend this time line).

6.  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.

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.

7.  The college equivalent course applies to the student’s degree plan.


Academic transfer credit for comparable academic courses may be awarded by colleges if the student passes a departmental challenge exam or under an local agreement if the teacher meets the academic transfer qualifications.  .