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Associate Degree Requirements
Completion of ninety (90) undergraduate level credits (quarter credit system) is required for an Associate Degree in Applied Science from APT College. The disbursement of credits between general education, core, and elective requirements is dependent upon the specific program of study. (Please refer to each of the individual degree programs.)
Students must have a cumulative 2.00 GPA (C average) at the conclusion of all required coursework. Students must complete all core courses and general education courses with a grade of “C-” or better in order to apply the credit towards degree completion. 

General Education
Students are required to complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) credits (quarter credit system) of general education as required by both state and federal regulations. Students must successfully complete at least four (4) credits (quarter credit system) within each subject area as listed below:

  • English Composition
  • Human Communication (Speech, Foreign Language)
  • Natural Sciences (Life or Physical)
  • Humanities (Art, Literature, History, Philosophy)
  • Social, Behavioral, and Political Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The APT College General Education program satisfies the minimum general education requirements needed to complete an associate degree program. APT College will also accept General Education credits from colleges or universities accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education..

    Transfer Credits 
    Students may be able to apply work experience, transfer credits, and ELC (Experiential Learning Credits) toward degree requirements.  APT College Credit Evaluation Committee will evaluate all transfer credit and work experience.

    Transcripts of previously completed academic work are evaluated and credit may be transferred to meet existing coursework requirements.  The following guidelines are utilized when accepting transfer credit for an associate degree program:

  • The college will accept transfer credits from applicable courses completed at colleges or universities accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • A combined maximum of sixty-six (66) transfer credits (quarter credit system) may be applied to an APT associate’s degree.
  • A maximum of thirty-six (36) transfer credits may be applied toward core and elective requirements (quarter credit system).
  • A maximum of eighteen (18) credits of Experiential Learning Credits (quarter credit system) may be applied.
  • A maximum of thirty (30) transfer credits may be applied towards general education requirements.
  • To be eligible for undergraduate academic credit, transfer grades must be equivalent to a letter grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher.
  • When coursework is equivalent, transfer credit from a semester-based institution is evaluated and converted to quarter credits on a 1 to 1.5 ratio.
  • The College will not accept transfer credit where the course is described as remedial or below the 100 course level number
  • Please, refer to the college catalog for more detailed information.

    Experiential Learning Credit
    Experiential Learning allows students to receive credit for experiential learning.  APT College will award a maximum one College credit (quarter system) for every three (3) years of directly-related work experience or thirty (30) contact hours of documented training relating directly to a regularly offered APT Collegecore or elective course up to a maximum of four (4) credits (quarter system). Students are required to submit supporting documentation consisting of detailed essays, letters of recommendations, industry certifications, etc. Please, refer to the college catalog for more detailed information.


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