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NCMC is proud to serve the students who serve us!In order to provide the best possible educational experience, we are committed to exploring all options in order to assist students as they pursue their degrees. As part of that pursuit and in acknowledgement of the experience the military has provided, NCMC offers the following options to obtain college credit in addition to traditional collegecoursework.
Types of Academic Credit that May Be Available to Military Personnel:

  1. Credit for Military Education and Experience  
    NCMC grants credit for armed service education and training according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) as stated in "A Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services." No limit exists on credit awarded. Credit will be awarded in those disciplines that are substantially similar to courses and programs offered by NCMC. All coursework that can be equated to an existing NCMC course or is considered a general education course will be transcripted. 
  2. Community College of theAir Force (CCAF)
    Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS)
    Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript (SMART)
    Students should request an official transcript be sent directly to the Registrar at North Central Missouri College for evaluation and possible academic credit. Students who do not have any of the transcripts listed above should file copies of their service records (Form DD-214) with Missouri State Veteran Services.
  3. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – Credit By Examination
    Students have the opportunity to obtain college credit applicable toward most degrees at NCMC by making satisfactory scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Thirty semester hours of credit may be allowed through a combination of the Subject Matter Examinations and the General Examination. CLEP credit cannot be awarded when comparable coursework has already been completed, attempted or audited. The CLEP credit will be entered on the permanent record for students currently enrolled at NCMC. An official copy of the CLEP score report should be sent to the NCMC Testing Coordinator for evaluation. Course credit earned by examination may or may not be transferable to other institutions on a course-by-course basis. It is recommended that students contact their transfer institution to verify that credit will be granted.
  4. Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
    Veterans should send official copies of their DANTES transcripts to the NCMC Testing Coordinator for evaluation. A limit of 30 hours of credit through examination may be awarded. DANTES credit will not be awarded when comparable course work has already been completed, attempted, or audited.
  5. Experiential Credit
    Experiential Credit is an NCMC program for awarding college creditfor validated disciplinary knowledge and skills gained through work or lifeexperiences. Experiential Credit is awarded in lieu of enrolling in a coursewhen a student demonstrates his or her competencies through assessmentprocedures outlined by an NCMC faculty member participating as theExperiential Credit Sponsor.Experiential Credit may be earned in lieu of enrolling in an NCMCcourse provided:
    1. The department has approved the course to be offered in the Experiential Credit Program.
    2. The applicant has not previously or currently enrolled in the course.
    3. 3. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) does not offercredit opportunities for the course. Students may request an application and further information about the program in the Registrar’s Office. Financial aid is not available for Experiential Credit.

Transferring In Credit

NCMC accepts credits earned from institutions accredited by agenciesrecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Please note the following regarding transfer credit:

  • To have credits considered for acceptance, students should have an official transcript sent to the NCMC Admissions Office.
  • Students may be asked to provide official course descriptions for specific courses.
  • Credit accepted in transfer will be display at the beginning of the NCMC student transcript.
  • Regular academic courses that qualify for acceptance and are completed with a grade of “D” or better are generally accepted in transfer.
  • Transferred-in credit is not used to calculate a student’s NCMC grade point average and cannot be used to replace a grade received in an NCMC class.
  • Quarter hours transferred to NCMC will be converted to semester hours using a two-thirds conversion factor.

Transfer Limitations
There are some courses that do not count toward degree requirementsand do not transfer to NCMC. These are grouped as follows:

  1. Developmental college courses such as remedial math, reading or English. (Coursework may be considered to meet developmentalpre-requisites.)
  2. Occupational-technical courses not equivalent to content and/or level of NCMC courses.
  3. Courses in which a grade of “F” (or equal to “F” level work) or anIncomplete was received.
  4. Physical education activity credits in excess of two credit hours.
  5. Religion courses in excess of 6 hours.
  6. Courses classified as 300 and 400 level by transfer institution.

Through these options available to our military students, we hope you are able to get a head-start down the pathway to your college degree! 

For more information or assistance, please contact
the NCMC Student Veteran’s Advisor, at 660-359-3948, ext. 1404.

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