MVCC recognizes that prospective students can earn college credit in a number of different ways. Therefore, the College provides opportunities for applicants to enroll with advanced standing. Only credits meeting the requirements of the MVCC major can be accepted for inclusion in the major. The College may accept a maximum of seventy-five percent (75%) of all credits completed through the mechanisms described below to complete MVCC degree or certificate requirements for graduation. Twenty-five percent (25%) of a student's graduation credits must be taken at MVCC.
Applicants completing Advanced Placement Course work in high school may be eligible for MVCC credit.
MVCC has developed articulation agreements with a number of local high schools and BOCES Centers. Please contact your high school Guidance Office or BOCES program coordinator to verify the existence of more recent agreements and procedures for requesting the advanced credit.
The College may grant credit for course equivalent work completed by taking:
- CLEP Exams (general and subject)
- New York College Proficiency Exams
- MVCC Credit by Examination: designed and administered by MVCC, available only to matriculated students. Interested students must apply through their academic department head. There is a fee associated with Credit by Examination.
An assessment of credits earned through non-collegiate instruction is available to matriculating MVCC students. Evaluations will be completed by their appropriate academic department head. Training certificates or transcripts should be presented at the time of application.
Assessments of applicable Credit for Life Experiences are available only to MVCC matriculated students. Students must apply through their academic department head. There is a fee associated with this evaluation.
Most academic departments offer an Independent Study course (listed as 300 levels in this catalog). These are courses in areas where the College does not currently offer sections. Enrollment in 300 level courses requires registration following their academic department approval.