Students at Indian River State College can get a head start by earning advanced credit by examination, transferring credit for courses completed at an accredited college or university, through Career Pathways program articulation through our local school districts, by achieving eligible industry certifications, or as a consequence of their military service.
Credit by Exam
Indian River State College awards college credit for qualifying scores on the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), CLEP®, and Cambridge AICE (British AS-Level and A-Level) exams. Candidates interested in receiving course credit must have official test scores sent directly to the IRSC Office of Enrollment and Student Services for review and evaluation. Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject. The amount of credit awarded depends on the score received. The Florida Department of Education provides specific information about scores needed to earn credit by exam.
Credit from other Colleges and Universities
As part of the admissions process, incoming students must provide IRSC with official transcripts. Enrollment and Student Services personnel will review the transcripts and enter eligible coursework into the student record. Students can then view how credit is applied to their degree and work with their advisor to determine if transferred coursework meets equivalency for their selected pathway.
Students enrolled in college coursework prior to graduation from high school may be awarded college credit. For Dual Enrollment credit earned through a college other than IRSC an official college transcript is required for the evaluation of credit.
The Career Pathways program provides pre-collegiate students with career and technical training. Articulation agreements—formal transfer agreements between IRSC and local school districts—give students who successfully complete Career Pathway/CTE Academies at the secondary level eligibility for college credit or clock hours at the post-secondary level.
Career Pathways credit is valid for 36 months following high school graduation. To receive college credit, schedule an appointment with an IRSC advisor to indicate completion of a Career Pathways Academy and to meet all of the IRSC admissions requirements. If courses articulate toward your IRSC degree or certificate program, credit will be verified and applied to your student record. This is a one-time, permanent evaluation. Consult with your IRSC advisor for details.
Gold Standard Industry Certification Articulation Agreements (Gold Standard Agreements) are maintained by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) as a means for students to receive college credit for successfully earning a nationally recognized industry certification that is aligned with an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree.
IRSC will award a minimum number of college credits for students entering the A.A.S. or A.S. for which the Gold Standard Agreement is approved. To receive college credit, schedule an appointment with an IRSC advisor to determine If courses articulate toward your IRSC degree. This is a one-time, permanent evaluation.
All military training, experience or coursework that is recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) will be evaluated if the student provides IRSC with a transcript of that training or coursework and if the credit is applicable to the student’s degree or certificate program. Refer to the ACE website for additional information about ACE credit recommendations.