Advanced Placement Tests
Richard Bland College recognizes the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board as a legitimate means of acquiring college credit for qualified students who have completed college-level courses while enrolled in an accredited secondary school. It is the responsibility of the student to see that official transcripts from the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board are furnished to the College for evaluation by the Registrar. Credit will be awarded on the basis of recommendations suggested by the American Council on Education (ACE). These hours are not used, however, in the computation of the student’s Richard Bland College grade point average.
College Level Examination Program
Richard Bland College awards college credit to students who score satisfactorily on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The maximum number of semester credits awarded to a student for CLEP General Examinations and/or Subject Examinations is thirty. These hours are not used in the computation of the student’s Richard Bland College grade point average. Generally a student may not attempt credit by examination for a course in which a failing grade was received or for a basic course in an area in which acceptable college credits have been earned at a more advanced level. Credits awarded will not exceed those awarded by CLEP; for example, French Language, Level 1, will be awarded six credits for French 101-102 instead of eight credits that would be earned if the student completed the courses at Richard Bland College. Students seeking locations for taking CLEP tests may contact the Richard Bland College Office of the Registrar at (804) 862-6185. The full list of CLEP credits accepted is published in the catalog.
American Council on Education
Richard Bland College is a member of the Service Members’ Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a consortium of over 1,500 colleges and universities that provide college-level educational opportunities for service members and their families. As a SOC member, Richard Bland College recognizes the GED high school equivalency certificate/diploma, recognizes learning gained from specialized training and experiences in the military services, and establishes competency by nationally recognized means such as standardized tests. Official Registry Transcripts received from various United States military branches are evaluated using the ACE Credit Recommendations on each transcript.