At Terra State Community College (TSCC) we realize that college can be confusing. So we have connected with area high schools and career centers to make this progression a little easier. To view the agreements TSCC has with a particular high school or career center, click on the name of the school. Please note that agreements are listed by program name and then high school graduation year.
Can't find an agreement with your school or would you like to request an agreement? Check out our Checklists and Forms page.
What is articulated college credit? Articulated credit is college credit that is awarded once a student completes TSCC articulated academic credit eligibility requirements . The amount of credit available for articulation is agreed upon by TSCC and the student's school. Articulation agreements allow students to earn college credit for courses they have completed as part of a high school or adult education program.
What is transcripted college credit? Transcripted credit is college credit that is automatically recorded on the student's transcript upon completion of a college course without a petition process. The amount of credit available for transcription is agreed upon by TSCC and the student's school. Transcripted credit agreements allow students to take college courses while still in high school as part of a career technical program. Transcripted credit is usually listed as part of an articulation agreement.
Student Eligibility and Credit Awarding Requirements:
Articulated Academic Credit
- The student must have completed their Career Technical (CT) or Adult Education (AE) program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- The student must enroll at Terra State Community College (TSCC) within 2 calendar years after having graduated from their CT or AE program.
- The student must have completed an application for admission to TSCC; this includes submission of their official high school transcripts to TSCC.
- The student must schedule an appointment with the TSCC Dean of the content area to petition for academic credit. During this appointment the student must provide evidence (passport, portfolio, certifications, licenses, competency profile etc.) that shows they have successfully completed all the requirements. The student must also provide evidence that shows they have successfully completed of their CT or AE program and are recommended by the CT or AE program staff. In some cases the student may also be required to take an examination.
- The student must complete the next higher level TSCC course in their degree pathway. The course needs to be taken after the student graduates from their CT or AE program.
- Articulated Academic Credit will be added to the student’s official transcript after completion of the next higher level course. A notation of “CR” will appear on the student’s college transcript next to those courses for which credit has been waived.
- In the event that a TSCC course taken as part of the student’s CT program during high school or AE program after high school was not a prerequisite for another TSCC course, articulated academic credit will be awarded upon the student’s completion of 12 semester credit hours at TSCC. The courses taken to achieve the additional credit hours need to be at the 1000 level or higher. The student must receive a “C” or better in each TSCC course. The additional credit hours need to be taken after the student graduates from their CT or AE program.
- All Articulated Academic Credit is granted at the discretion of the Dean of the content area.
Transcripted Academic Credit
- Students in a Career Technical (CT) program may enroll in TSCC course(s) concurrently while in their CT program at the discretion of the associated career center or high school and provided they have met TSCC course placement requirements. Not all CT programs are eligible to enroll in TSCC course(s) for Transcripted Academic Credit.
- CT Students will be subject to the policies and procedures of TSCC, when participating in TSCC courses or when present at TSCC facilities. Reference the Student Responsibilities form.
- Once the student has completed their CT program and their TSCC course(s) the student’s grades will be recorded on the student’s college transcript.
Benefits of Articulated and Transcripted Credit Agreements
Some of the benefits of Articulated and Transcripted Credit that affect both the student and the institution are listed below.
Reduces duplication of effort and time for the student at the college level who has acquired job skills in a high school or adult education program
Allows for improved guidance, placement and follow-up services for students through planning by staff at the high schools, career centers and college
Provides savings in expenses for both students and colleges
Improves communication between high school, career center and college administrators, instructors, and guidance counselors
Earn college credit
Development of marketable skills that prepare student for the workforce and college
Flexible schedule allows continued participation in home school extracurricular activities
For more information about agreements TSCC has with area high schools and career centers, contact:
Northwest Ohio Region Tech Prep Center
Email: Dawn Hippler