- What is credit for prior learning?
- How much does it cost?
- Will credits earned with prior learning transfer?
- How do I submit my transcripts/documentation for evaluation?
- I am transferring to NOVA from another Virginia system community college. Do I need to pay to have my transcript sent?
- How do I check the status of my transcript evaluation?
- Where can I take an exam?
- Where can I find study materials for the CLEP/DSST exams?
Credit for prior learning is a way for you to use the valuable, college-level learning you gained through your work and life experiences to earn college credit. NOVA offers several ways for you to demonstrate this learning, such as credit for evaluated training programs, credit by exam, credit for military training, and credit by portfolio challenge. You may choose to pursue one or several of these credit for prior learning options to earn credits toward your NOVA degree or certificate program.
NOVA also recognizes several credit for prior learning options available to high school students (AP, IB, Cambridge A Level, Abitur, SAT Subject exams).
|NOVA Evaluation of Transcripts/Documentation||NOVA does not charge for the evaluation of transcripts or applying credits to a student’s record.|
|International Transcript Course-by-Course Evaluation||WES – http://www.wes.org/fees/schedule.asp
IERF - www.IERF.org
|CLEP / DSST Exams||Cost of exam (~$80) + NOVA testing fee ($75). No charge to transcript CLEP or DSST credit to your NOVA record.|
|ABLE Exams||No charge for exam or to apply credit to your record.|
|NYU Language Exams||
|AP, IB, Cambridge A Level, Abitur, SAT Subject Exams||NOVA does not charge for the evaluation of transcripts or applying credits to your record.|
|ACE Transcripts||ACE - http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?page=transcripts|
|NCCRS Transcripts||Fee determined by organization that sponsored training. NCCRS does not issue transcripts.|
|SDV 298 Course||NOVA tuition for one credit.|
|PLACE Portfolio Evaluations||$175 per portfolio submitted for evaluation.|
Each four-year school has its own policies on the acceptance of transfer credit earned through prior learning assessment. For example, some universities may offer their students credit for prior learning, but do not recognize similar credit articulated from another school. If you intend to transfer to another institution, it is best to check with the institutional and program representatives regarding their credit for prior learning policies.
Submitting Transcripts: Submit an official copy of your transcript(s) or documentation to a NOVA Campus Student Services Center and complete the online Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form 125-049E. Please visit the College Records Office (CRO) website for more information about the evaluation process.
Air Force: Community College of the Air Force transcripts are evaluated by the College Records Office as a traditional college transcript. You can request a CCAF transcript at http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp to submit to a campus Student Services Center. You must also submit an online Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form 125-049E.
No--the VCCS colleges can access the transcripts for all students within the system. However, you MUST submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form 125-049 in order to begin the transfer evaluation process.
Official transcript evaluations are completed by the College Records Office. Please contact AsktheCRO@nvcc.edu with questions about your evaluation. When emailing the CRO, please include your NOVA student ID# in the email.
Official Joint Services Transcript evaluations are completed by the Office of Military Services. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about your evaluation.
You can take the SDV 100 ABLE exam at any of the NOVA Campus Testing Centers.
You can take the CLEP, DSST, NYU Language exams and others at the Annandale or Alexandria NOVA Workforce Professional Testing Centers. Please contact the testing center for registration and cost details.
Annandale Professional Test Center
Workforce Development Division
Center for Employee Development
7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 503
Annandale, VA 22003
Alexandria Professional Test Center
Workforce Development Division
Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf AA230
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311