I. OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE
To establish policies for the acceptance of credit through Acceleration Mechanisms and assure compliance with BOG regulation 6.006, SBE Rule 6A-10.024, and BOG regulation 6.013(1).
II. STATEMENT OF POLICY
The University will accept credit awarded through one or a combination of state-approved acceleration mechanisms not to exceed forty-five (45) credit hours. Credits awarded through this method must meet or exceed minimum scores established by the Statewide Articulation Agreement. University faculty are responsible for determining minimum scores acceptable for awarding accelerated credit for course work in their disciplines.
In accordance with BOG regulation 6.006 Accelerated Mechanisms and SBE Rule 6A-10.024 Articulation Between and Among Universities, Community Colleges, and School Districts, and BOG regulation 6.013(1) Military, Veterans, and Active Duty, the Office of Admissions will accept credit awarded through the following Acceleration Mechanisms:
• College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
• College Board Advanced Placement (AP)
• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Maximum of 30 credit hours)
• United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI)
• Defense Activity of Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Examinations
• Excelsior College Examinations
• Military service school credit evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) guide (Maximum of 21 credit hours)
• Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
• High school Dual Enrollment or Early Admissions.
Credit for military training and education courses:
• College credit will be granted to students with military training, experience, or coursework that is recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE). Military training, experience or coursework is subject to regular institution transfer practices including limitations on amount (maximum of 21 hours) and level of transfer credit. The process is subject to the same treatment as any other transfer credit evaluated.
• If the course to which the military training or coursework is equivalent fulfills a general education or major course or degree program requirement at the receiving institution, the credit should count towards graduation and meet a requirement accordingly. Otherwise, appropriate course credit including free elective course credit will be granted.
• The credit that was previously evaluated and awarded by a college degree granting institution, and that is appropriate to the transfer student's major at the university, should be accepted, subject to institutional limit on the amount and level of transfer credit allowed for a given degree.
Credit for dual enrollment courses:
• UNF will award credit for specific courses for which competency has been demonstrated by successful completion of an approved dual enrollment course or examination.
• Effective beginning with students admitted Summer Semester 2009, early college dual enrollment courses that meet core state university admission requirements as specified in Board of Governors Regulation 6.002(6)(a)(1)) shall receive the same weighting as Advanced Placement course in the calculation of the high school grade point average used for UNF admission decisions.
• UNF will provide dual enrollment and early college opportunities for area high school students pending an active district or high school Dual Enrollment Agreement with UNF and upon stated approval each term from the appropriate high school official.
• UNF will provide dual enrollment and early college opportunities for area home school students who meet admissions eligibility. As such, an application, transcripts and signatory approval will be required each term from the home school advisor for the student to be eligible for continued enrollment.
Pursuant to Florida statute 1009.286, BOG 7.003, and 6.013 the following are exempt from the excess credit hour surcharge at UNF:
• Accelerated mechanisms including AP, IB, CLEP, and AICE
• Credit awarded for military education and training
• Credit taken by active-duty military personnel
• Credit hours earned while participating in a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program
• Credit hours earned through dual enrollment.
Total credits awarded through accelerated mechanisms will be noted on the UNF transcript and applied to UNF degree requirements, as applicable.