Article V, Section C, Item 12 – AP Credits and Repeat Courses

Bylaw: Article V, Section C, Item 12

A repeat course is defined as “a course previously passed with a grade of “D” or better in any term, summer or non-term, and subsequently retaken.”

Interpretation

When a student earns AP credit in high school and subsequently transfers that credit to an NAIA school, and the school records the credit as institutional credit earned on the official college transcript, at that point the course satisfies the definition of institutional credit and the student can use that credit to satisfy eligibility requirements.

However, if the student subsequently takes the same course at the NAIA institution, the course will be considered a repeat course and the implications outlined in Article V, Section C, Item 12 will be applied.

Example

A student takes an AP History class while in high school. At the NAIA institution, the AP History credits are accepted for credit and show as History 101 with three institutional credits earned on the official transcript. However, the student is a History major and is required to take History 101 at the NAIA institution for the degree program. When the student retakes History 101 at the NAIA institution, this course will be considered a repeat for purposes of Article V, Section C, Item 12.

Related Bylaws

Article V, Section C, Item 6: 24/36-Hour Rule

Article V, Section C, Item 3: 12-Hour Enrollment Rule

 

NEC Interp – Creation date unknown. Current as of: December 2017