Transfer credit is the acceptance of credits from other regionally or nationally accredited institutions of higher education. Transfer credit may be granted to students transferring from other institutions provided that:
- The course is identified on an official college transcript;
- The course being transferred is generally equivalent in content and meets or exceeds the credit value of the Fox Valley Technical College course;
- The credits accepted as transfer do not exceed FVTC’s credit value assigned to the course;
- The course is directly applicable to the degree or diploma program being pursued; and
- A minimum 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale was attained in the course.
Per WTCS Board policy on credit for prior learning, Fox Valley Technical College will provide maximum recognition for work completed through other nationally or regionally accredited postsecondary institutions or other education, training, or work experience pertinent to the student’s new educational program and graduation requirements.
Transfer credit is designated with a grade of TC (Transfer Credit) on the student transcript and is not calculated in a student’s GPA (grade point average). A minimum of 25% of credit requirements must be directly earned through graded coursework (with a minimum of 12 credits in the technical discipline/occupational core) at Fox Valley Technical College for program graduation. Students cannot obtain advanced standing and/or transfer credit for more than 75% of the required program credits. Any exception to this policy must be authorized by the respective division dean. Students must appeal institutional decisions related to the acceptance of transfer credit through the formal academic appeals process.
Prior to submitting an application for admission, you can submit a request for an unofficial transcript review. We will evaluate the transcripts and email a listing of the classes that are expected to transfer to your FVTC program.
Once you have applied to a program and have submitted your official transcripts for review, we will evaluate your transcripts and post the approved credits to your MyFVTC Account. Then we will email you a Student Transfer Evaluation. You can also view your transfer credit in your MyFVTC Account and on your unofficial transcript.