Advanced Standing Course Credit (Prior Learning Assessment)
Students with prior learning experience outside the formal classroom may be eligible for advanced standing credit. Students interested in earning such credit must be able to validate their prior knowledge through: a) successful completion of an advanced standing examination, b) documentation of military training, or c) career experiences that have been validated by a review process approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject tests, the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board tests, the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) for nursing, and examinations developed by the College’s academic departments may serve as the advanced standing examination. To receive credit for advanced standing, students must:
- Be enrolled or eligible to re-enroll at NEO A&M College.
- Submit official records or documentation of the training, experience, or tests for which credit is being requested. Training or tests must be judged to be equivalent to courses offered at NEO College in order for credit to be awarded.
- Make payment in advance of the assigned fees for departmentally developed examinations. No refund will be given once the advanced standing examination has been administered.
- Successfully complete 12 or more credit hours at the College before advanced standing credit will be posted to the transcript. Advanced standing credit will be posted with a grade of “P”.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College is a participant in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), thus enabling students to gain advanced standing credit by examination. The cost for a CLEP examination is $95. For more information, contact the Testing Center at (918) 540-6242. For a list of CLEP examinations, minimum scores, and course equivalency at NEO College, go to the AP and CLEP webpage.
Advanced Placement Program (APP)
Administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, this program enables high school students to take comprehensive examinations for credit at the college level. Inquiries concerning this program should be directed to the high school counselor and arrangements for taking the examination and scoring will be coordinated at the high school in which the student is enrolled. For a list of AP examinations, minimum scores, and course equivalency at NEO College, go to the AP and CLEP webpage.
Advanced Standing Examination
Some academic departments offer locally prepared examinations for which no CLEP examination exists. The cost for the advanced standing examination is $5 per credit hour. Students must pay the fee prior to the administration of the exam. No refund will be given once the advanced examination has been administered. For more information, contact the Testing Center at (918) 540-6242.
Credit for Military Training
Evaluation of military training for college credit will be based on official documentation or certification in accordance with the Guide for Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services published by the American Council on Education. Credit for military service will be granted only for courses applicable to a degree or certificate program offered at NEO College.
Credit for Certifications
Eligible students may receive prior learning assessment credit for recognized certifications and/or licenses in select fields. Credits will be awarded to students who (1) meet the eligibility requirements for advanced standing credit as stated in the Advanced Standing policy, (2) satisfactorily pass a certification or licensure exam, and (3) present the required documentation. To receive credit for certifications, the discipline faculty must review and approve the credit to be awarded for the certification or licensure credential.
For questions about advanced standing credit, contact the Registrar’s Office, telephone 918-540-6210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.