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Transfer Credit 

Manhattan Tech provides general education courses that fulfill the A.A.S. degree requirements of the programs at MATC. Additionally, the courses that are offered to fulfill these requirements are approved by The Kansas Board of Regents to be accepted in transfer for general education credit at any public postsecondary educational institution in Kansas.

Each course approved and accepted in transfer for general education credit by the Board is identified by a shared course number that supports a student-first philosophy, and is designed to enhance educational planning and effortless course transfer. A Kansas Regents Shared Number (KRSN) uses a 3-letter prefix and a 4-digit course number to differentiate the KRSN number from individual institution course prefixes and numbers.

For a complete listing of the courses that have been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer as direct equivalents at all public Kansas postsecondary institutions click below.

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Credit for Prior Learning

Undergraduate students may transfer credit from other institutions of higher education that are accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  An official transcript is required for transfer credit. Only course work with a grade of C or higher may be transferred.

*Manhattan Tech does not accept faxed transcripts as official from higher education institutions.

Before enrolling in courses through another college or university, contact MATC Student Services personnel (785.587.2800) to determine if the class(es) will meet MATC’s transfer criteria.

Students may seek award of credit received from a secondary institution that has in place a current Articulation Agreement with Manhattan Area Technical College in the students’ intended program of study. Articulated credit refers to credit earned from a secondary (high school) course that directly corresponds to a course within a program of study that leads to attainment of a technical skill proficiency, industry-recognized credential, certificate, or associate of applied science degree. Students seeking transfer of credit or award of articulated credit must meet the same admissions requirements as all Manhattan Area Technical College students.

Transcription by Manhattan Area Technical College of credit from another institution will require the student to:

  • Have an official transcript from the secondary institution or institution of higher education on file with MATC (student-issued transcripts are not acceptable); 
  • Have a C or higher in all classes being considered for transfer or award of credit;
     

Students are encouraged to visit with the Registrar or the Vice President of Student Services to determine the transferability of courses. Only those courses that apply directly to the students’ program of study will be transcripted. The transfer of credit to other schools is entirely up to the receiving institution; MATC does not guarantee credit transfer.

Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, CLEP, DANTES, Education Credit for Traning Programs, & Credit by Examination

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. The Advanced Placement test is one way to earn college credit by examination. These tests are given by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) in May of the junior or senior years in high schools offering advanced placement courses. Students who have completed any of the following CEEB Advanced placement tests should have the Educational Testing Service (ETS) forward an official report of their scores to the Registrar’s Office in order to receive credit. If students did not originally have scores sent to MATC, they must have ETS forward a copy of their scores to the Registrar’s Office. To order reports students must provide ETS with the year the Advanced Placement test was taken, subject of the exam, birth date or Social Security number, and the required fee. Requests should be sent to: Advanced Placement Program, PO Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671.

When calculating grades from the Advanced Placement tests, scores of 5, 4, or 3 are granted as indicated. No credit is granted for scores of 2 or 1. If the letter grade is awarded, it will become part of the student’s GPA at MATC. Advanced Placement courses can be used toward MATC’s General Education requirements.

The following list of course equivalencies, credit hours, and grades shown indicate MATC’s acceptance policy only. Other institutions may interpret recommendations differently.

AP Course

AP Score

MATC Course

MATC Cr. Hrs.

Grade

Biology

5

BSC 110 Biology

5

A

Biology

4

BSC 110 Biology

5

B

Biology

3

BSC 110 Biology

5

Cr.

Chemistry

5

CHM 110 Chemistry I

5

A

Chemistry

4

CHM 110 Chemistry I

5

B

Chemistry

3

CHM 110 Chemistry  I

5

Cr.

English Composition

5

COM 105 English Composition I

3

A

English Composition

4

COM 105 English Composition I

3

B

English Composition

3

COM 105 English Composition I

3

Cr.

Psychology

5

PSY 100 General Psychology

3

A

Psychology

4

PSY 100 General Psychology

3

B

Psychology

3

PSY 100 General Psychology

3

Cr.

Statistics

5

MAT 135 Elementary Statistics

3

A

Statistics

4

MAT 135 Elementary Statistics

3

B

Statistics

3

MAT 135 Elementary Statistics

3

Cr.

                                                                       

Advanced Standing. Credit may be given for course work completed at other institutions and, in some situations, for specific practical experience. Advanced standing in programs of study is determined on an individual basis by Manhattan Area Technical College program instructors and/or the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

CLEP is a testing program of The College Board designed to measure prior learning and mastery of introductory (lower division) college course material in particular subject areas. Students must arrange for an official report of CLEP examination scores to be sent to MATC from The College Board in order to receive credit. MATC will grant credit to students who earn a score of 50 or higher on CLEP examinations. MATC will grant credits for an equivalent course when a CLEP examination covers material that is substantially similar to an existing lower division course. Equivalent course credits may be applied to certificate, diploma, and/or degree programs as either a required course or as an elective course. MATC will grant lower division elective course credits when a CLEP examination covers material that is deemed to be college level and is substantially similar to an existing course. Elective course credits may be applied to certificate, diploma, and/or degree programs as either a required course or as an elective course.

Credits for the Subject Standardized Tests Program for the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) will be evaluated using the ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations.

Credit for training programs, including military training, will be evaluated according to the ACE Guide. For Military training, credit will be evaluated from the student’s military documents using the “ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Experiences in the Armed Forces.” For Army veterans, the Joint Services Transcript (JST) will provide a transcript of ACE credit recommendations for all coursework completed while in service, the military occupational specialties (MOSs) held, and examinations passed. For Industry Training, credit will be evaluated using the “ACE College Credit Recommendation.”

Credit by Examination. Students who have knowledge or experience in an area paralleling instruction in an MATC class may apply for credit by examination for specific classes to a maximum of nine (9) hours of credit by examination per transcript. This examination, developed by the program instructor(s), will be comparable to a comprehensive review of the class content and will be administered by either an MATC instructor or administrator.

Refer to policy 5.1.3 Credit for Prior Learning on how to apply.

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