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Transfer & Challenge Credit    

Transfer Credit

Applicants who have had previous courses at an accredited institution may transfer the equivalent general education and/or nursing courses to SAC. Applicants must have completed these courses with a grade of "C" or better. Official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office and applicants must meet with Counseling to review the general education courses for equivalency.

Challenge Credit

Students with previous nursing education or experience may challenge any nursing course. An application for "Credit By Examination" may be obtained in the Admissions Office. The application must be completed by the student, processed by the Admissions Office, and submitted to the Nursing Department. The student will be directed to the appropriate faculty and will be given objectives for the course. An appointment will be made to take the examination(s). The student must be currently enrolled in the course. The application to challenge must be submitted within the first two weeks of the course. The theory course must be successfully passed before challenging the concurrent clinical course. Challenge courses require registration fees. Students may attempt "Credit by Examination" only once in a particular course. If a course has been failed, credit by examination will not be allowed. Grading of the examination is on a "pass/no pass" basis.
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