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Other Forms of Earned Credit

Other Forms of Earned Credit

Daytona State College offers opportunities to earn college credit for work experience; professional licenses; approved career and technical/vocational education coursework; approved industry certifications/ credentials; and approved nationally recognized exams. Eligible students may also take advantage of statewide articulation agreements guaranteeing credit into particular A.S. programs offered at the College. The following descriptions can help you choose which alternative best suits your needs.  Students can earn a maximum of 75 percent of credits needed for their degree or certificate using one or a combination of these alternative options. 

IMPORTANT: If you plan to transfer after leaving Daytona State, check if the transfer institution accepts credits earned through these other, various ways to earn credit.

Conversion of Credit

College credit may be awarded for approved career and technical/vocational education coursework; professional licenses; approved industry certifications; and approved nationally recognized exams. All conversions of credit must have official documentation that verifies completion of training and/or possession of licensure.

  1. LPN License to Nursing (RN) A.S. – NUR2990, 10 credits
  2. PSAV/Apprenticeship program to Industrial Management, A.S. – BCT2990, 23 credits
  3. Certified FDLE Officer to Criminal Justice Technology Bridge A.S. – CJD2990, 24 credits
  4. FDOE Career and Technical Education Statewide Articulation Agreements 
  5. High School Career Course Articulation (Volusia/Flagler Schools)
  6. Other industry certifications/exams/licenses, as approved by the academic department
  7. Military Service Credit
  8. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Contact the Records and Registration Office for more information on the Conversion of Credit process.

The Assessment of Prior Learning Experience (APLE)

College credit may be awarded for knowledge gained outside the normal classroom setting, including current work experience, workshops and seminars, or other documented past experience.  Credit earned through the APLE program can only be awarded in courses offered at Daytona State College. Credit will not be awarded for courses in which you have already received credit. All methods of earning credit must meet equivalent classroom standards per F.S. 1001.64, F.S. 1007.27; FAC 6A-10.024.  Be aware credit awarded for prior experiential learning shall not exceed 25% of the units required for completion of the degree or certificate program.

  1. Portfolio, which may include documentation of:
    1. Relevant past and current work experience
    2. Workshop attendance/facilitation/presentation
    3. Seminar attendance/facilitation/presentation
    4. Creative works/skills (i.e. photographs, drawings, performances, etc.)
    5. Other professional experiences approved by the academic department, as appropriate

Contact the Office of Assessment Services for more information on APLE.

Nationally Recognized Exams:

  1. Advanced Placement (AP) - AP credit is granted to students who have the College Entrance Examination Board/AP send official Advanced Placement Test results to the Daytona State College Admissions Office. Required scores to earn credit vary by course. Check with the Records Office for details on specific scores for subject areas. You receive credit, but not letter grades, for courses earned through AP. Earned credits are not computed into your GPA. Contact Daytona State's Records Office for AP requirements and information.
  2. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - The CLEP is the national exam program, which offers exams in academic subject matters. Certain scores will result in credit for college courses. (Score requirements vary depending on the institution.) Official CLEP scores should be sent from the College Entrance Examination Board/CLEP to the Admissions Office. If required scores are earned, you will receive credit, but not letter grades for the courses earned through CLEP. Applications, registration materials and test fee information about CLEP are available in Assessment Services Offices on each Daytona State College campus.
  3. Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) - The DSST is a standardized test program, which offers subject test designed to test a student’s knowledge in a variety of college level subjects.  (Score requirements vary depending on the institution.)  Official DSST scores should be sent from DSST to the Admissions Office. If required scores are earned, you will receive credit, but not letter grades for the courses earned through DSST. Applications, registration materials and test fee information about DSST are available in Assessment Services Offices on each Daytona State College campus.
  4. Cambridge AICE Exam (CAMBRIDGE) - The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) exam program offers exams in academic subject matters. Passing certain exams will result in credit for college courses. Official scores should be sent from Cambridge International Examinations to the Admissions Office. If required scores are earned, you will receive credit, but not letter grades for the courses earned through Cambridge AICE. Contact Daytona State’s Records Office for Cambridge AICE requirements and information.
  5. International Baccalaureate (IB) – Daytona State awards credit based upon higher level and/or subsidiary level IB exams. Official transcripts and scores should be sent from International Baccalaureate to the Admissions Office. You receive credit, but no letter grades, for courses earned through IB. Earned credits are not computed into your GPA.

Contact the Office of Assessment Services for more information on nationally recognized exams.