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Advanced Standing

Guilford Technical Community College publishes policies regarding criteria for evaluating, awarding and accepting credit for transfer, experiential learning, credit by examination, advanced placement, and professional certificates that are consistent with its mission and ensuring that credits are equivalent to that of GTCC’s coursework. The college mission states:

Guilford Technical Community College provides access to lifelong learning opportunities for personal growth, workforce productivity, and community service. It serves all segments of Guilford County’s diverse population, delivering quality educational programs and services through partnership with business, community groups and other educational institutions.

The college recognizes and values knowledge and skills gained in many ways. Advanced academic standing may be earned by any or all of the following methods:

  1. Transfer of Credit from Approval Institutions
  2. GTCC Proficiency Examinations
  3. College Level Examinations Program (CLEP)
  4. Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)
  5. High School Articulation
  6. Professional Certification

Students who have gained knowledge and skills through continuing education, where no avenues for cross-walked credit exists, and work experiences may receive credit through the use of proficiency exams

Auditing vs. Credit

Students must indicate if they want to audit a class or get credit for a class when they register. To define the difference please read the information below:

Audit Status

Audit status means that a student is not seeking credit or a grade in a class. Rather than receiving a letter grade, the student will be awarded an “AU” indicating the course was audited.

To audit a class, students must indicate that they want to audit it when registering or before the end of the drop/add period for the semester, or the student must get the instructor’s approval to change to an audit grade before the 5/8 point of the class. Audited classes are not eligible for financial assistance programs.

Section 10.12 of Session Law 2017-57 allows senior citizens to audit courses at North Carolina community colleges without payment of any required registration fee or tuition for the audit.  Please contact the college registrar’s office at or to make course audit requests that qualify for the senior citizen waiver. Note that proof of age will be required.

Credit Status

Credit status means that students are working towards earning a grade for a class and earning credit points. The fee is the same for both but the outcome is different.

For further assistance, please e-mail: Joe Rowbottom