Evaluation of Previous Education and Training

Nontraditional Education

Central Texas College recognizes that each student’s educational needs, goals and experiences are unique and that individuals are skilled in many areas of college work that are not formally documented on transcripts. It is the policy of Central Texas College to recognize nontraditional learning experiences and to award college credit in all cases where such credit is appropriate. In keeping with this policy, Central Texas College has established the Individualized Career Evaluation Process (ICEP).

All students, including military and former military personnel, are eligible for credit consideration based upon documentation of their previous learning experiences.

The nontraditional methods usually considered applicable toward a degree at Central Texas College are:

  • DSST Exams.
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Examinations.
  • UExcel® College Examinations.
  • Defense Language Proficiency Tests (DLPT).
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP).
  • Military Service Schools, Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs), Ratings and other Military Job Training and Experience as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE).
  • Civilian Education and Training as recommended in the National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training.
  • Correspondence courses and other forms of distance education offered by recognized accredited institutions.
  • Automotive Service Excellence Tests.
  • Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification (EPA Type I, II, III, and Universal)
  • American Welding Society Certification Program.
  • Others to include certain types of civilian training, specialized training and work experience.

CLEP Note: Central Texas College accepts the minimum required score recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for designated CLEP examinations. However, CTC’s Chief Academic Officer may determine, based on evidence that a higher score on the examination is necessary to indicate that a student is sufficiently prepared to be successful in a related, more advanced course for which the lower-division course is a prerequisite.

Official Evaluation Requirements

CTC students are eligible to receive an official evaluation of nontraditional learning as follows:

  • Active-duty military: Service members are eligible to receive an official evaluation upon admission to CTC, declaring a CTC program of study, and upon receipt of official college transcripts from each regionally accredited institution attended and their official Joint Services Transcript (JST).
  • Non-Active-duty/Civilians are required to complete six semester hours with a 2.0 (C or better) grade point average with CTC.
  • ArmyIgnitED students who choose CTC as their home college will automatically receive a Military Student Agreement upon receipt of official college transcripts if applicable and their JST.

Evaluation Procedures

To apply for an evaluation and a degree or certificate plan:

  1. Complete and submit the eForm Request for Official Evaluation. Student eForms are available through the CTC website at www.ctcd.edu. If you are unable to submit the online eForm, a paper version is available on the CTC Evaluated Credit webpage. ArmyIgnitEd students do not need to submit a request form. Evaluations for ArmyIgnitEd students are completed within 60 days of receipt of all official documents.
  2. Request official transcripts from each regionally accredited college or university be mailed directly to Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas.
  3. Military and veterans should request an official Joint Service Transcript (JST) be sent to CTC.
  4. For questions regarding your evaluation, contact us directly at evaluation.info@ctcd.edu or 1-800-792-3348 ext. 1317 or 1635.

CTC’s Fast Forward

CTC’s Fast Forward tool at https://fastforward.ctcd.edu is available to Servicemembers and Veterans. Servicemembers and Veterans can upload their original JST and receive an almost instant estimate of credits that will be awarded for their military education and training and apply those credits to an unofficial degree or certificate program selected by the individual.