Transfer Credit Evaluation & Prior Learning Assessment

Thinking about bringing in credits from another college or showcasing what you've learned through experiences? At TCC, we're here to guide you through two essential processes that can significantly impact your academic journey:

  1. Transferring in and Evaluating Course Work
    If you've studied at another college, your previous academic record matters. We want to ensure you receive the credit you deserve for your hard work. We'll discuss how credits from different colleges can transfer to TCC and what you need to do to make the most of this opportunity.
  2. Earning College Credit with Prior Learning Assessment
    Your knowledge and experiences outside the classroom can be just as valuable. We'll walk you through how you may be able to earn college credit based on what you've accomplished in the workplace, through exams, or other avenues of learning. This can be a real game-changer in your educational journey.

The combination of prior learning assessment (advanced standing) credit and college transfer credit for a degree or certificate at TCC may not exceed 75% of the total credit hours required for graduation.

Let's delve into these processes, step by step, so you can maximize your potential at TCC.

Transferring in & Evaluation of Course Work

Transcripts of records from colleges or universities accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will be given full value. Transcripts of record from degree-granting institutions accredited by organizations other than the HLC and recognized by the US Department of Education are subject to review and may transfer on a course-by-course basis.

  • Submit transcripts by mail, or electronically through third-party vendors.
  • Transfer students should visit with an Academic Advisor for first-semester enrollment and placement into college courses; until a thorough transcript evaluation is completed. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted for placement purposes.
  • Students who are applying for special admission to a program should send in all transcripts well in advance of the program application deadline.
  • Students transferring from non-accredited institutions can request a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) of their record.

Navigate Your Transition

Connect with Academic Advising for a smooth transfer and credit evaluation process.

Contact Academic Advising

Earn College Credit with Prior Learning Assessment

Do you have experience in the workplace? Have you earned certificates for successfully completing training programs? Have you taken an exam such as CLEP or AP? Do you have military experience?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment Credit!

TCC awards credit for the following types of Prior Learning Assessments:

TCC's AP program lets high school students take comprehensive exams and earn college credit. If you're interested, talk to your high school counselor. They'll help with the test at your high school. TCC doesn't give the AP exam, but if you score well, you can get college credit for certain subjects when you're a degree-seeking student. You can ask the College Board for your official AP score reports.

Request Official AP Scores

Acceptable AP Exams & Scores

If you score 3 or higher on an AP exam, you can get college credit at TCC. Some AP exams with scores of 4 or 5 can even get you credit for a series of courses. 

AP Exams & Scores (3–5) Accepted at TCC 
(reviewed every two years)
AP ExamScore 3Score 4Score 5
Art HistoryART 1053ART 1053ART 1053
BiologyBIOL 1114BIOL 1114BIOL 1114
PrecalculusMATH 1513MATH 1513, 1613MATH 1513, 1613
Calculus (AB)MATH 2114MATH 2114MATH 2114
Calculus (BC)MATH 2114, 2124MATH 2114, 2124MATH 2114, 2124
ChemistryCHEM 1315CHEM 1315, 1415CHEM 1315, 1415
Chinese Language and CultureCHNS 1103, 1213CHNS 1103, 1213CHNS 1103, 1213
Computer Science (A)CSYS 1203CSYS 1203CSYS 1203
Computer Science PrinciplesNo CreditNo CreditNo Credit
MacroeconomicsECON 2013ECON 2013ECON 2013
MicroeconomicsECON 2023ECON 2023ECON 2023
English Language and CompositionENGL 1113ENGL 1113, 1213ENGL 1113, 1213
English Literature and CompositionENGL 1113ENGL 1113, 1213ENGL 1113, 1213
Environmental ScienceBIOL 1113NA  

BIOL 1113
BIOL 1113
European HistoryHIST 1053, 1063HIST 1053, 1063HIST 1053, 1063
French Language and CultureFREN 1103, 1213FREN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413 (current) 

FREN 1103, 1213, 2113 (effective Fall 2022)
FREN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413, 2113 (current)  

FREN 1103, 1213, 2113, 2213 (effective Fall 2022)
German Language and CultureGRMN 1103, 1213GRMN 1103, 1213GRMN 1103, 1213
Comparative Government and PoliticsPOLS 2013POLS 2013POLS 2013
United States Government and PoliticsPOLS 1113POLS 1113POLS 1113
Human GeographyGEOG 1043GEOG 1043GEOG 1043
Italian Language and CultureITAL 1103, 1213ITAL 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413ITAL 1103, 1213 1313, 1413
Japanese Language and CultureJAPN 1103, 1213JAPN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413 (current)  

JAPN 1103, 1213, 2113 (effective Fall 2022)
JAPN 1103, 1213 1313, 1413, 2113 (current)  

JAPN 1103, 1213, 2113, 2213 (effective Fall 2022)
LatinLATN 1103, 1213LATN 1103, 1213LATN 1103, 1213
Music TheoryNo Credit1No Credit1No Credit1
Physics 1PHYS 1114PHYS 1114PHYS 1114
Physics 2PHYS 1214PHYS 1214PHYS 1214
Physics C – Electricity and MagnetismPHYS 2124PHYS 2124PHYS 2124
Physics C – MechanicsPHYS 2034PHYS 2034PHYS 2034
PsychologyPSYC 1113PSYC 1113PSYC 1113
Spanish Language and CultureSPAN 1103, 1213SPAN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413 (current)  

SPAN 1103, 1213, 2113 (effective Fall 2022)
SPAN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413, 2113 (current)  

SPAN 1103, 1213, 2113, 2143 (effective Fall 2022)
Spanish Literature and CultureSPAN 1103, 1213SPAN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413 (current)  

SPAN 1103, 1213, 2113 (effective Fall 2022)
SPAN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413, 2113 (current)  

SPAN 1103, 1213, 2113, 2143 (effective Fall 2022)
StatisticsMATH 2193MATH 2193MATH 2193
Studio Art – DrawingART 1123ART 1123ART 1123
Studio Art – 2D DesignART 1013ART 1013ART 1013
Studio Art – 3D DesignART 1083ART 1083ART 1083
United States HistoryHIST 1483, 1493HIST 1483, 1493HIST 1483, 1493
World HistoryHIST 1073HIST 1073HIST 1073
ResearchNo CreditNo CreditNo Credit
SeminarNo CreditNo CreditNo Credit


  • 1 For placement in advanced theory classes, students should contact the music faculty advisor at 918-595-7752.

(Revised 04/26/23)

CLEP, the College-Level Examination Program, is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country. CLEP examinations allow a person to demonstrate knowledge that has been acquired through independent study, academic interests, or on-the-job training. CLEP may entitle an individual to earn from three to six hours of college credit for each test passed; with the exception of the College Spanish Language. Please see the link below to determine the number of credits that may be awarded.

Currently, there are 1,300 CLEP test centers located throughout the world. TCC is pleased to be a part of the CLEP family, providing service to students and the community. Each college sets its own policy regarding how much credit and for what courses credit will be given. Before registering for the CLEP, it is the examinee's responsibility to find out the following information:

  • Does the college you are reporting the scores to recognize CLEP exams?
  • What score is needed to receive credit(s)?
  • Are there additional requirements before credit is granted?

Test Preparation

The Official Study Guide for the CLEP Examinations contains descriptions of all CLEP exams, sample exam questions, and answers, test preparation in every subject, test-taking strategies, and general information about CLEP.

The Guide may be purchased through The College Board by calling 1.800.323.7155. The cost is $25 plus postage (approximately $30.99). Old textbooks may also come in handy as a review for exams. Also, you may view The College Board website for CLEP preparation for more information. Remember, CLEP is the opportunity to earn credit for what you already know.


Pre-registration and payment must be completed online at CLEP. Once payment and registration are completed, bring the voucher to the Testing Center to take your exam.

Administration of CLEP exams is done on a walk-in basis and is based on computer availability*. Effective July 1, 2014, one form of government-issued identification will be acceptable for CLEP test-takers. A secondary form of ID will no longer be required. The primary identification must be valid and current, must bear the test-takers full name in English language characters, and must contain a photograph and a signature. Upon check-in at the Testing Center, the examinee must present a primary photo ID (i.e., driver's license, passport, state id, etc.) to be eligible to take the exam. A copy of the photo ID will be made and kept on file in the Testing Center. Please refer to the CLEP site for all acceptable forms of identification.

*It is recommended that you call in advance to check on computer availability before you come to campus for CLEP Testing. Please note that we will not begin a CLEP exam less than 2 hours prior to closing time (3 hours for the College Composition Modular exam).

Northeast Campus: 918-595-7534, Academic/Administration Building, AB 101


Current and Former TCC Students - $89 per exam (current students)/$99 per exam (former students):
  • $89 – payment made online to CLEP as part of the pre-registration process. (Fee increase may be implemented by CLEP)
  • $10 - additional processing fee for former TCC students - paid to Tulsa Community College at the Northeast Campus Testing Center (check, money order, or credit/debit cards accepted).
Non-TCC Students - $114 per exam:
  • $89 - payment made online to CLEP as part of the pre-registration process. (Fee increase may be implemented by CLEP).
  • $25 - separate processing fee paid at the Northeast Campus Testing Center (i.e., cash, check, money order, or credit/debit cards accepted).

All CLEP examinations are available to take through the Northeast Campus Testing Center.

View full descriptions of the CLEP examinations!

View the list of all CLEP exams accepted by TCC

Licensure Courses   
updated: 07/08/20
LicensureCourses & Credit HoursField of Study
Emergency Medical TechnicianEMSP 1119Emergency Medical Services
ParamedicEMSP 2115, EMSP 2129, EMSP 2214, EMSP 2229, EMSP 2314, EMSP 2325Emergency Medical Services
Private Pilot LicenseAVST 1113 & AVST 1222Aviation
Certification Courses  
updated: 07/08/20
CertificationCourses & Credit HoursField of Study
CDA CredentialCHLD 2203, CHLD 2213Child Development and Education
CLEETDetermined by FacultyCriminal Justice
Fire ServicesDetermined by FacultyEmergency Services
First Aid Certification 
The certification must cover Adult/Child/Infant First Aid/CPR and Adult/Child First Aid/AED.
HHPE 2212Healthcare
LPN/Paramedic Career Mobility TrackDetermined by FacultyHealthcare
RadiographyDetermined by FacultyHealthcare
Human Resources Certification Institute -  
Professional Human Resources (PHR)
HRES 2113Human Resources
Human Resources Certification Institute -  
Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR)
HRES 2113Human Resources
Society of Human Resources Management -  
Certified Partner (CP)
HRES 2113Human Resources
Society of Human Resources Management -  
Senior Certified Partner (SCP)
HRES 2113Human Resources
A+ Certification 
exams 220-801 and 220-802
CSCI 2143, CSYS 2023Information Technology
Cisco 100-105 ICND1ITCV 2033Information Technology
Cisco 200-105 ICND2ITCV 2203Information Technology
Cisco 200-125 CCNAITCV 2033 & ITCV 2203Information Technology
CompTIA Security + SY0-401CSYS 2493Information Technology
CompTIA Network+ 
exam N10-006
CSCI 1263Information Technology
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: 
Windows Server 2012 
Microsoft Certified Professional exam 70-410 (First of three exams)
CSYS 2063Information Technology

TCC equivalent courses must be required for a student's degree to be awarded. TCC does not accept General Exams.

Official DSST test scores must be submitted to the Office of Records and Student Completion Services, 909 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119.

Request Official DSST Scores

Business Exams

DANTES Business Exams Equivalent to TCC Courses
DANTES ExamsTCC Equivalent
Business Ethics and SocietyBUSN 1143 Introduction to Ethics: Business Issues
Business MathematicsBUSN 1353 Business Mathematics
Human Resource ManagementNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Introduction to BusinessBUSN 1053 Introduction to Business
Computing and Information TechnologyNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Management Information SystemsNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Money and BankingNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Organizational BehaviorMGMT 2323 Organizational Behavior
Personal FinanceECON 1353 Personal Finance
Principles of FinanceNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Principles of SupervisionReviewed - No Credit
Principles of Financial Accounting (Exam no longer offered)Not reviewed for TCC Credit
Business Law II (Exam no longer offered)Not reviewed for TCC Credit

Humanities Exams

DANTES Humanities Exams Equivalent to TCC Courses
DANTES ExamsTCC Equivalent
Ethics in AmericaPHIL 2133 Intro to Ethical Thinking or RELG 2233 Religion in America
Introduction to World ReligionsNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Principles of Advanced English CompositionNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Principles of Public SpeakingCOMM 1113 Public Speaking

Math Exams

DANTES Math Exams Equivalent to TCC Courses
DANTES ExamsTCC Equivalent
Math for Liberal ArtsNot Reviewed TCC Credit
Fundamentals of College AlgebraMATH 1513 Precalculus I
Principles of StatisticsMATH 2193 Elementary Statistics

Physical Science Exams

DANTES Physical Science Exams Equivalent to TCC Courses
DANTES ExamsTCC Equivalent
AstronomyNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Environmental ScienceNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Health and Human DevelopmentNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Principles of Physical Science INot reviewed for TCC Credit

Social Sciences Exams

DANTES Social Sciences Exams Equivalent to TCC Courses
DANTES ExamsTCC Equivalent
A History of the Vietnam WarReviewed - No Credit
Art of the Western WorldNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Criminal JusticeNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Foundations of EducationNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Fundamentals of CounselingNot reviewed for TCC Credit
General AnthropologyNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Human/Cultural GeographyNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Introduction to Law EnforcementCRIM 1013 Introduction to Criminal Justice
Lifespan Developmental PsychologyPSYC 2023 Developmental Psychology
History of the Soviet UnionReviewed - No Credit
Substance AbuseNot reviewed for TCC Credit
The Civil War and ReconstructionNot reviewed for TCC Credit

Technology Exams

DANTES Technology Exams Equivalent to TCC Courses
DANTES ExamsTCC Equivalent
Fundamentals of CybersecurityNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Computing and Information TechnologyCSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications
Introductory to College Algebra (exam no longer offered)Not reviewed for TCC Credit
Math for Liberal ArtsNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Environmental ScienceNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Principles Advanced English CompNot reviewed for TCC Credit
Personal Human Resource Management (exam no longer offered)Not reviewed for TCC Credit
Intro to Modern Middle East (exam no longer offered)Not reviewed for TCC Credit

Updated 07/08/20

Not available at this time. 

TCC is currently working with the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to develop this process. For more information concerning experiential learning, please contact the Academic School.

Currently or previously enrolled students who feel they are qualified for prior learning credit by examination in a discipline not offered or administered through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) may choose to attempt to establish credit through a departmental examination.

The departmental examinations are written and scored by TCC faculty and are intended to measure competence for establishing credit comparable to what would be required if the student took the course at TCC. A score equivalent to a grade of "C" shall be the cutoff score.

Students seeking these examinations should inquire at any campus Advising office or Testing Center at the beginning of the semester. Students may be required to have approval for the examination from the Faculty Department Chair for that subject.

Credit for the Exam

  • The student must be a current or former TCC student; however, the student cannot be enrolled in the same course that he/she is testing, except during the drop/add period.
  • Credit earned through prior learning examinations does not count in the number of hours enrolled during the semester of the exam; nor will it count toward the GPA.
  • Credit will be recorded with a grade of "S" if the student passes the exam. No grade is recorded if the student fails the exam.
  • Once the examination is given to the student, whether passed or failed, there is no refund of fees.

Fee: Current or Former TCC Students Only - $5 per credit hour

Registration and Testing Locations

  • Metro Campus, Room 1018, 918-595-7010
  • Northeast Campus, Room 1201 (Academic Building) 918-595-7534
  • Southeast Campus, Room 4231, 918-595-7693
  • West Campus, Room I-104, 918-595-8181

Only courses taken at the "Higher Level" and subject-specific with a minimum score of "4" will be considered. The credit awarded should be determined from the chart. For any additional exams, please refer to your Academic Advisor.

Request Official International Baccalaureate Scores

Exam NameMinimum ScoreTCC Equivalent
Biology4BIOL 1604
Chemistry4CHEM 1315, 1415
English A Literature4ENGL 2413
English A Language and Literature4ENGL 1113
English A Language and Literature5ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213
Language B: French4FREN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413 (current) 
FREN 1103, 1213, 2113 (effective Fall 2022)
Language B: Spanish4SPAN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413 (current) 
SPAN 1103, 1213, 2113 (effective Fall 2022)
Language B: German4GRMN 1103 and GRMN 1213
Language B: Latin4LATN 1103 and LATN 1213
History4HIST 1063
Mathematics (Exam no longer offered)4MATH 2114
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches4MATH 1473 or MATH 1454
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation4MATH 1473 or MATH 1454
Physics4PHYS 2034, 2124 (current) 
PHYS 1114, 1214 (effective Fall 2022)
Psychology4PSYC 1113
Philosophy4PHIL 1113
Economics4ECON 2013
Business ManagementNo CreditN/A
Sports, Exercise, and Health ScienceNo CreditN/A
Theatre4THEA 1093
Geography4GEOG 1043
Global Politics4POLS 2203
Social and Cultural AnthropologyNo CreditN/A
Computer ScienceNo CreditN/A
Info Technology in a Global SocietyNo CreditN/A
Digital SocietyNo CreditN/A

Updated 03/08/22

Credit for military training will only be awarded for similar coursework offered by TCC. The American Council on Education recommended credit hours must be equal to or greater than the equivalent course offered by TCC.

Request Official Joint Services Transcript

  • JST (Joint Services Transcript) - Army, Marine Corps, Navy (after 10/2013)
  • AARTS - Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript (Prior to 11/2013)
  • SMART - Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript (Prior to 11/2013)
  • Prior to AARTS and SMART - DD 214 or DD 295 (Prior to 1979)
  • Department of Defense and Coast Guard - appropriate transcript

NCCRS credit will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis. The exam must be course specific. Any request for PLA for coursework completed and recognized by NCCRS will be forwarded to the academic school for faculty evaluation.

Students requesting credit will need to provide the following:

  • A copy of the original transcribed course or training
  • A letter requesting the credit and identifying the course(s)
  • A copy of the recommendation from NCCRS

Send Your Credentials

Send official documents, scores, transcripts, and licensure to the Academic Advising Office for a smoother academic journey with us.

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