Transfer Credit Evaluation

There are a variety of ways available to record additional credit hours to your transcript at El Paso Community College. Those who have attended another college or university will have those credits evaluated for transfer.

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 Proficiency Exams

Proficiency exams offer the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge or mastery of skills in order to earn credit for a course. Proficiency exams are usually course specific to EPCC.

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 Academy Training

Individuals who have graduated from the following academies may be eligible for credit:

  • El Paso Fire Training Academy
  • El Paso Community College Basic Peace Officer Program
  • El Paso County Sheriff's Academy
  • El Paso Police Academy
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy
  • U.S. Border Patrol/Immigration

Note: Contact an academic counselor or advisor for specific information regarding advanced standing.

 High School Articulation

Sometimes it pays to plan ahead. EPCC has articulation agreements with area school districts in many different occupational/technical courses of study.

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 Military Experience

Active duty military personnel and veterans may receive college credit for education and occupational training received through the military. Veterans should contact the College’s Veterans’ Affairs Office at our Transmountain Campus or Valle Verde Campus. Active duty service members should contact the Army Education Center counselors to request an evaluation of military and non-traditional education which could qualify for college credit.


Students who have at least five years of post-high school experience in a non-academic setting could receive college credits on the basis of this experience and training. Contact EPCC Curriculum office for Learning by Experience Option (CLEO) information at 915-831-2082.

 Servicemember Opportunity College

El Paso Community College has been designated a “Servicemembers Opportunity College” by the American Association of Community Colleges and the U.S. Department of Defense which have established the criteria for the admissions, residence and course requirements. Only active duty military personnel and their family members are eligible for enrollment in the SOC Program.

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 International Baccalaureate

  1. Credit (CR) will be awarded to students with IB Diploma and IB Exam scores of 4-7.

  2. Students must petition for their course credit after academic advising regarding the following factors:

    • Impact of accepting credit upon their tuition rebate eligibility.
    • Impact of accepting credit upon additional tuition charges for excessive total hours.
    • Impact of accepting credit upon a Texas Be-On-Time student loan forgiveness.
    • Academic preparation for sequent course based on IB test score.

  3. A complete listing of IB examinations and EPCC course credit equivalencies is available.

Download a copy of this policy by clicking on the link below:

International Baccalaureate (PDF)


 Non-traditional Forms of College Credit

The College District recognizes academic achievement obtained from non-traditional sources. There are alternative ways in which course credit may be earned.


These include the College Entrance Examination’s Board (CEEB) College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the CEEB Advanced Placement Program (APP), the DANTES Subject Examinations, and Departmental Examinations prepared, administered, and scored by EPCC faculty members who teach the course.


Official score reports must be sent directly to the Admissions & Registration Office from the testing agency.

 Certification Training

Students with state or national certification and/or training in the following areas may be eligible for college credits:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Child Development
  • Dental Assisting
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Ophthalmic Technology
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Professional Secretary
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Sign Language/Interpreter Preparation
  • Surgical Technology
  • Vocational Nursing

 Credit by Examination

Credit earned by examination is recorded on the official EPCC academic record after the student enrolls and completes all admissions requirements. Transfer students must provide transcripts from all previous institutions before credit by examination can be considered.

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