3.35.1 Credit for Prior Learning - External Assessments

Responsible Position

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs


Minn. Statute 120B.13 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs

Minn. Statute 120B.131 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Minn. Statute § 120B.022 Elective Standards

Minnesota State Board Policy

Minnesota State System Procedure



Alexandria Technical & Community College awards Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and DSST credit based on the student earning a satisfactory score. The student must request an official score report is sent to ATCC, who will add the credit to the student’s permanent academic record upon matriculation. Students may refer to the charts linked below for equivalencies or may review their Degree Audit Report (DARS) to view how their credits apply to their academic record. 

ATCC may also accept demonstrated college-level learning through nationally recognized exams where ACE credit is recommended, and an appropriate college evaluation has been completed. 

Related ATCC Documents:


Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 9/25/2023

Next Review Date: September 2026

Archive: 3.3.3 Advanced Placement

               3.3.5 College-level Examination Program (CLEP)

               3.3.6 International Baccalaureate Credit (IB)

               3.3.8 National Recognized Exams