Foothill-DeAnza CCD Board Policies for Credit by Exam and HS/ROP/Adult Education Articulation
Advanced Placement and Credit by Examination: Board Policy 6030
To promote their educational goals students may complete course requirements by
examination as determined by the Colleges.
Students may earn credit through advanced placement examination.
Advanced Placement With Credit
A student may receive up to ten quarter units of credit for each score of 5, 4, or 3
on College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Tests.
Credit by Examination
The following guidelines will prevail when considering the granting of credit
Articulation Procedures: Administrative Policy 5073
- The privilege of attempting an examination will be granted only when
the administration is reasonably assured that the applicant is qualified
through previous training or experience or by education for which unit credit
or advanced placement has not previously been given. The student must be
enrolled in the course.
- The examination may be an oral, written, or skills test or a combination
of all three and will be sufficiently comprehensive to determine that the
student had essentially the same knowledge and skills as a student who successfully
completes the course and a letter grade will be recorded.
- Permanent records and transcripts will indicate that the credits were by
examination. The student may not repeat the examination.
- Credit obtained by examination will be recorded only after the student
has successfully completed 15 units in residence at Foothill or DeAnza College.
- The student will be informed that the credit received will count toward
graduation from Foothill or DeAnza College, but that this is no guarantee
that it will transfer to another institution.
- Units acquired by this procedure will not apply toward the 24 resident
units required by the district for graduation.
- Not more than 45 units will be permitted by this means.
- Staff members will not receive additional compensation nor have released
time for this work.
The Articulation Officers shall assist in the development and coordination of
faculty-approved articulation agreements between Foothill and De Anza College and
postsecondary institutions as well as other government and independent accredited
The Articulation Officers shall serve as the primary contact and liaison between
the college and other institutions on issues as they relate to articulation of
coursework. The Articulation Officers shall be faculty and serve as a resource
to the faculty, administration, students, college-wide and Curriculum Committee,
and General Education Committee in the capacity as designated by the campus Curriculum
The Articulation Officers shall review and confirm accuracy and information in
the college catalogs pertaining to the transferability of courses and the general
education patterns for four-year institutions.
Articulation/High School Functions
Each college shall designate a primary contact to serve as a liaison between the
college and proximate high schools and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs
(ROCPs) to develop, maintain and coordinate faculty-approved articulation.
Articulation agreements with local high schools and/or Regional Occupational Centers
and Programs (ROCPs) are intended to develop "seamless pathways" for secondary
students in aligned career technical education (CTE) "programs of study." It is not
intended that these agreements articulate isolated courses.
The primary high school articulation contact designated at each college shall review
and confirm the accuracy of information published in college materials pertaining
to the transferability of courses and other academics articulated with proximate
high schools. An articulated high school course is a course determined by appropriate
Foothill-De Anza faculty and academic administrators to be comparable to a specific
community college course.
The appropriate discipline will establish standards for credit. The currently
accepted means to award credit for articulated high school and/or ROCP CTE courses
is "Credit by Examination." Individuals wishing to petition to receive "Credit
by Examination" shall do so according to Board Policy 6030 (Advanced Placement
and Credit by Examination)and the published guidelines in the Foothill and De
Anza College catalogs.
Articulation Board Policy 5073
In compliance with Education Code sections 66738 and 66740, each college in the
District shall have a defined articulation process for general education, transfer
education, and vocational/occupational education. These formal articulation
agreements may vary according to the type of agreement or range of participants.
Types of Articulation Agreements:
- Baccalaureate-level course (CSU transferable)
- UC Transferable Course
- Course to Course and Sequence to Sequence
- Lower Division Major Preparation
- Program to Program
- General Education (Breadth)
Articulation is the process of faculty review and evaluation used to determine
in what manner course work completed at one institution will meet requirements
for admissions, transfer credit, general education and/or major preparation at
Articulated courses are not considered equivalent to each other; however, articulated
courses at a sending institution are accepted in lieu of comparable courses at
the receiving institution.
The purpose of articulation between institutions is to facilitate the process
of enrolling students from high school to Foothill College and/or De Anza College
and from the colleges to four-year institutions. The Foothill-De Anza Community
College District shall endeavor to eliminate barriers to transfer of credit and
supports student transition from one institution to another.
Each college shall have an Articulation Officer who shall have primary responsibility
for facilitating the development and maintenance of articulation agreements with
postsecondary institutions. Articulation agreements shall be sought for courses
identified as comparable at both Foothill College and De Anza College, with campuses
of the California State University, the University of California and appropriate
regionally accredited independent/out-of-state postsecondary institutions, as
well as with some government agencies.
The Chancellor shall adopt regulations to provide for implementation of this policy.
Students may receive college credit for articulated high school courses as permitted
by the California Educational Code.
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