Transfer Credits into BTC

Upon your acceptance to the college, Blackhawk Technical College will review any official transcripts you have submitted. You will receive credit for approved coursework, which will appear as "TR" credits on your BTC transcripts and will not be included in determining your grade point average.

No more than 75% of program coursework may be earned through the Credit for Prior Learning process. If you register for a course which the College later grants credit, you may choose to drop/withdraw from the course. However, you will be held responsible for all appropriate fees incurred.

View details regarding consideration of completed work/degrees:

  • Coursework must be transferred from another nationally or regionally accredited, higher education institution
  • Course(s) must be identified on your official transcript
  • Course(s) being transferred must be equivalent in content
  • Course(s) being transferred must meet or exceed the credit value of its equivalent course
  • Grade Point of at least 2.0 ("C" or higher) on a 4.0 scale must have been earned in the course
  • Transcripts showing 15 or more earned credits (passed with a "C" or higher) in the last 10 years are exempt from the Course Age Limit Policy
  • Complete degree must come from a nationally or regionally accredited institution
  • Degrees earned in the last 20 years are exempt from the Course Age Limit Policy
  • Degrees earned more than 20 years ago are subject to the Course Age Limit Policy

Course Age Limit Policy

Approved time limits on the applicability of courses to program admission and completion are available in program admission documents. The college does reserve the right to deny prior coursework if significant changes in the area of study have occurred, or if current knowledge is necessary for student success. For example, computer coursework or allied health courses may have changed significantly and may no longer satisfy degree requirements due to changes in technology or professional practices.

Approved Age Limits for Transfer-In of Courses

Courses included in an earned degree, whether from BTC or another institution, and transcripts showing 15 or more earned credits (passed with a "C" or higher) in the last 10 years are exempt from the age limits listed below:
  • Five Years – All Math and Science Courses; CST/ITS; Computer Service Technician; Manufacturing Information Technician Specialist; Criminal Justice Studies; IT-Network Specialist; IT-Web Software Developer; Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT); and Nursing Assistant
  • One Year – All Clinical and Lab Courses (Health Sciences)

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