We are here for you and we want you to succeed! That's why one of our top priorities is to maintain an environment that enables you to get the most from you education. The following provides direction on how and where to access some of the forms of assistance that you may need.
We know that learning does not end in the classroom. That's why we provide you with an ever-growing list of athletic programs, clubs and activities, study abroad opportunities and resources that allow you to learn outside the classroom.
Yes, there are many ways to receive college credit! The following information outlines the conditions by which you can earn college credit for non-collegiate learning.
You may have an opportunity to earn college credit for non-collegiate learning that you have garnered prior to enrolling at Edison State Community College. Make arrangements to apply for prior learning credit as soon as possible after admission.
You may receive credit for an Edison State Community College course by using one of the methods listed below to demonstrate successful completion of appropriate prior academic and or/work experience. Credit awards must be equivalent to a particular course. Elective credit is not awarded for prior learning. Up to 30 credit hours may be earned via prior learning.
Students should be aware that prior learning credit awarded by Edison State Community College may not be applicable to degrees at other colleges or universities. A student who intends to transfer to another college or university should consult with a transfer advisor at that institution concerning the transferability of Edison State prior-learning credit.
The following are methods by which prior learning credit may be awarded.
Tech Prep Agreements College Tech Prep is a program of study that begins in a student's junior year of high school or career center and continues at Edison State Community College. College Tech Prep allows students to earn credits toward their college degree while they are attending high school. Click here for more Tech Prep Agreement information.
Military Experience and Training Edison State may award credits to veterans for military training and experience. To be considered for credit, please order a copy of your
Army/AARTS transcript, or
Sailor/Marine/ARTS transcript or
Air Force/CCAF transcript, and provide a copy of your DD214 to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records office. Credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as military credit. There is no charge for the posting of military credit.
Advanced Placement (AP) Edison State awards credit for appropriate scores (generally 3 or higher) on nationally-recognized Advanced Placement (AP) exams. To receive credit for Advanced Placement exams,
submit your scores to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office for evaluation. Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam. There is no charge for the posting of Advanced Placement credit.
Edison State Proficiency Exams You may receive credit for some Edison State Community College courses by way of an internal proficiency or 'test out' procedure. Students register for a proficiency exam, pay the appropriate fee and are contacted by the proctor to arrange an appointment for the exam. Once a proficiency exam is successfully completed and passed, appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam. There is no refund for failed exams. For additional information about test out options, contact an advisor.
You may not earn credit by exam for a course you have already completed at Edison State. A course is defined as 'completed' if you received a grade of A, B, C, D, F, S, U, IP or W.
If you are enrolled in a course and you would like to 'test out,' you must drop the course before you may take the test. The course must be dropped no later than the seventh calendar day of the term. You will be required to pay the appropriate fee before attempting to the 'test out' of a course.
If you do not pass the exam, you may not retake the exam for a period of one year.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Edison State awards credit for appropriate scores on the nationally-recognized CLEP exam. The
College Board website provides study and review resources for CLEP exams. You are encouraged to visit this site for study tips, test samples and additional resources. To receive credit for CLEP,
submit your scores to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office.
Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as a credit by exam. There is no charge for the posting of credit by exam. To schedule a CLEP exam, email Alice Gurklies or phone 937.778.7952.
Professional Exams You may be eligible for credit for the successful completion of nationally-recognized professional exams that support the mastery of skills or competencies related to your Edison State degree or certificate requirements. Students may be eligible to receive credit for an Edison State course or group of courses related to the skills or competencies tested on the exam. Credit awards are based on the
American Council of Education recommendations. An advisor can recommend course equivalencies for professional exams.
Portfolio Evaluation You may be eligible for credit for the demonstrated mastery of skills or competencies though work experience. The Portfolio Evaluation Guide documents the portfolio development and subsequent evaluation method by which knowledge or expertise is converted into college credits. Credits may be awarded if learning corresponds directly to a course currently offered at Edison State. Specific documentation and verification of knowledge and applicability to the equivalent course(s) is required. This procedure measures your achievement of specific course objectives as evaluated by subject experts. You should discuss this program with an advisor and meet informally with a faculty member for each course, to clarify questions about portfolio components, requirements and procedures.
Students seeking the CIT Network Computer Management A.A.B. degree can earn credit for the following professional certifications: A+, NET+, Security+, and CCNA. See the
Academic Catalog for more information.
Students seeking the CIT System Administrator A.A.B. degree can earn credit for the following professional certifications: A+, NET+, Security+, MCITP:SA, and CCNA. See the
Academic Catalog for more information.
Students seeking a Business Management A.A.B. degree or a Business Management, Human Resource Management Option, A.A.B. degree with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification, can earn up to 18 credit hours for their certification.
Edison State Community College has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety to provide an emergency alert system called Edison Alerts. All current students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the program. Upon enrollment, you will receive an email notification from Edison Alerts, prompting you to complete the registration process. This email notification will be sent to your Edison State email account.
Text or Voice Message Alerts Those registered are highly encouraged to login to the Rave Mobile Safety site to add cell phone numbers and any additional email addresses where you would like to receive Edison Alerts. You must complete the registration process in order to receive Edison Alerts by text, phone or personal email.
NOTE Your cell phone provider may charge a per-text message fee for the delivery of emergency notifications to your phone.
If deemed necessary by the Vice President of Administration and Finance, a campus-wide alert will be issued in the event that a situation arises and causes a threat either on or off campus. Students, faculty, staff and other registered users will receive the warning through Edison Alerts. Depending upon the particular circumstances of the situation, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, a notice may also be posted on the College website homepage and on social media channels.
The IT Help Desk exists to maintain and improve user experience on campus. With convenient hours, support from the IT Help Desk is available when you need it. Need Blackboard or WebAdvisor support? We've compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions to help you out.
From the beginning of your college journey until the end… our advisors are here for you. There are various types of advising but they all share a common goal… and that is to provide assistance and to help ensure your success.
Should you encounter a problem, academic or non-academic, you can fill out a Student Complaint Form. A complaint form can be completed online, or you can pick up a form in the Vice President of Academic Affairs' office. Click the button below to begin the Student Complaint Form process.