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Credit for Prior Learning
Credit achieved through college level alternative or nontraditional education experiences are considered for transfer, according to published national standard guidelines established by the American Council on Education (ACE) or other similar national organizations.
Credit for prior learning includes:
Advanced Placement (AP)
The Advanced Placement program is administered by the College Entrance Examination Board through which high school students complete designated college level courses in high schools and earn college credit by demonstrating a specified level of performance on AP exams. Students must have their official AP score report sent directly from the College Entrance Examination Board to Hibbing Community College Records Office. An AP exam score of 3 or higher on a 5 point scale will be considered for transfer. A complete list of AP exams and how they transfer to Hibbing Community College is available through Transferology. Click here to see HCC's AP equivalence.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College Level Examination Program is administered by the College Entrance Examination Board through which students of any age have the opportunity to demonstrate college level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Students must have their official CLEP score report sent directly to Hibbing's Records Office. A CLEP exam score of 50% or higher will be considered for transfer. A list of CLEP exams and how they transfer to Hibbing Community College is available through u.select. Click here to see HCC's CLEP equivalence.
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES/DSST)
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support program sponsors a wide range of examination programs to assist military personnel in meeting their educational goals. DANTES and DSST exam scores that meet ACE minimum score recommendations are considered for transfer. Click here to see HCC's DSST equivalence.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate Organization's (IBO) Diploma Program (DP) is a course of study for students age 16 to 19 that leads to examinations in various subjects. Students who participate in the full Diploma Program are required to study and take examinations in six different academic subjects. Exams with a score of 30 or higher and higher level exams with a score of 4 or higher will be considered for transfer. Click here to see HCC's IB equivalence.
Credits will be evaluated from the student's military documents using the "ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Experiences in the Armed Forces" (Minnesota Statute 197.775, Subdivision 2, Higher Education Fairness).
For information on transfer of military credit from the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, please click here. You may also obtain infomation about how courses transfer through the MnSCU Veterans Education Transfer System.
To have your military credit evaluated at Hibbing Community College, you will need to request a copy of your transcript.
Students currently or formerly in Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard can request a Joint Services Transcript formerly know as the SMART transcript. A transcript request link is provided through MnSCU's Military Credit Transfer for Veterans and Service Members.
Successful completion of designated courses (grade of B or higher) through Tech Prep at Northeast Metro Career and Technical Center and/or Northeast Metro Tech Prep Consortium may substitute for specific college courses, or as elective credits in some programs at Hibbing Community College. Tech Prep credit for students who are admitted and registered at Hibbing Community College and submit their original Tech Prep College Credit Certificate or Northeast Metro Career and Technical Center transcript to Hibbing Community College's Records Office will be considered for transfer.
Credit by Exam
Applicable college level coursework recorded as "Credit by Examination" on a student's transcript from another college or institution will be considered for transfer.