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Non-Traditional Transfer Credit / Exams


The Academic Evaluation Center (or AEC) at TROY evaluates transfer credit from select non-traditional sources for all currently enrolled UNDERGRADUATE students attending TROY.

TROY recognizes and accepts select credit earned through non-traditional means such as credit by exam (CLEP/DSST/AP/IB/GCE-A/AS LEVEL); Military Service credit; State recognized Police and Corrections Academies; and Certificates of Training and/or Coursework recognized by the American Council on Education. As with the evaluation of traditional academic credits, TROY makes every effort to provide our current students with the maximum amount of credit for their previous non-traditional education and training possible. Following are the most common non-traditional credit types currently accepted by TROY.

Credit by exam

TROY awards credit for select exams, provided the minimum score determined by TROY, has been earned. Duplicate credit will not be awarded. Therefore, if the credit to be received for any exam matches any credit already earned at TROY or another institution, the exam credit will not be recognized and/or awarded. In addition, the minimum score for the exam correlates with the date the exam was actually completed. Exams/score sheet information will not be available online for exams completed prior to August 2005. A complete list of accepted exams/minimum scores may be found in our undergraduate catalogs in the Academic Regulations section for exams completed since August 2005 or click the following link for the most current listings.  Click her for Credit by Examination List

Police/Corrections Academy

Minimal credit will be awarded for the completion of a State recognized Police and/or Corrections Academy. Currently, approximately 9 semester hours for the appropriate Introductory Law Enforcement and/or Corrections course will be awarded for the completion of such academy. Additional credit would only be possible if approved by the academic department through a detailed departmental review process based on a student’s academy/experience.

Training/Coursework recognized by the American Council on Education

TROY will generally follow the recommendations of the American Council on Education for courses listed in the National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training. The National Guide contains ACE credit recommendations for formal courses or examinations offered by various organizations, from businesses and unions to the government and military.

National College Credit Recommendation Service (formerly National PONSI)

TROY will accept NCCRS credit earned through education and training programs offered by NCCRS associated corporations, unions, religious organizations and proprietary schools for which NCCRS evaluators have reviewed and recommended baccalaureate/associate degree category credit.



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