Academic Catalog

Advanced Standing

Enrollment in a program of studies with advanced standing permits the student to select advanced courses only and does not grant college credit for those basic courses which may be by-passed.  In all cases, the degree requirements regarding total credit hours remain as stated in the catalog. All requests for advanced standing should be made to the Vice-President of Academics prior to the period of enrollment in the advanced class.

Criteria for eligibility for advanced standing are:

  1. Extensive training or experience in industry or business in a particular field.  A portfolio of work experience will be evaluated upon request.
  2. Completion of a specialized high school program in the specific area for which advanced standing is requested.
  3. Completion of an approved training course or program in a branch of the military service, which is the same or equivalent to a basic course offered at Glen Oaks Community College.

The Vice-President of Academics Learning may require examples of work and/or a proficiency test in the subject matter area that advanced standing is requested.  In all cases, the Vice-President of Academics will advise the Registrar of his/her decision and copies of the request and decision will be placed in the student's personal file. (Board Policy 3.07)