Advanced Placement/Standing


Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement Program is administered by The College Board, a private educational agency. High schools wishing to participate in the program follow specific guidelines and offer students college-level coursework. At the completion of this coursework, an Advanced Placement Examination is administered. The results of this test are reported to the student, the secondary school, and the college. The program expects that participating colleges will normally grant advanced placement or degree credit, or both, to candidates who have grades of 4 or better.

The scale being used in defining this result is as follows:

5 = Extremely well qualified
4 = Well qualified
3 = Qualified
2 = Possibly qualified
1 = No recommendation

Glen Oaks cooperates with this program in that if the placement examination taken by the student is passed with a score of 3.0 or more, a review will be made of a student’s course of study. Advanced placement will be treated similarly to transfer credit and may count toward degree requirements. Students admitted to Glen Oaks will be notified of receipt of their score and encouraged to work with the college counselors to help set up a program of study.

A maximum of 47 semester hours of credit may be applied toward an associate degree through the Advanced Placement Program. Transfer of Advanced Placement credits to another post-secondary institution is dependent on the policy in effect at the transferring college or university.


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 bypassed. 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 Dean of the College prior to 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.
  2. A portfolio of work experience will be evaluated upon request.
  3. Completion of a specialized high school program in the specific area advanced standing is requested.
  4. 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.

The Dean of Academics & Extended 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 Dean of the College will advise the Registrar of his/her decision and copies of the request and decision will be placed in the student’s personal file.