WHAT IS ARTICULATION?
The competencies, performance levels and content of articulated courses have been agreed upon by the high school and Iowa Lakes Community College for advanced placement or credit in a career and technical program. An articulation agreement must be in force between the high school and Iowa Lakes Community College for credit to be granted.
Credit for articulated courses is entered on an Iowa Lakes Community College transcript after the student has accumulated 12 or more semester hours at Iowa Lakes Community College. Students must attend Iowa Lakes Community College within 18 months of high school graduation to be eligible for articulated credit. Articulated credit is given for Iowa Lakes Community College career and technical program classes.
WHO MAY ENROLL?
Articulated credit for high school classes is recorded after the student has enrolled in a career and technical program at Iowa Lakes Community College. There is no required enrollment while the student is in high school.
WHAT CLASSES ARE ELIGIBLE?
Articulated credit is available only for classes in career and technical programs at Iowa Lakes Community College. A valid articulation agreement must be in effect between the high school and Iowa Lakes Community College at the time the student is enrolled in the high school class.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
There is no tuition cost to the student for articulated credit however, a $5 fee will be charged when the credit is posted on the student’s Iowa Lakes Community College transcript.
WHAT ABOUT CREDIT TRANSFER?
The articulated credit will only be accepted by Iowa Lakes Community College. Transfer to other institutions after completing the program at Iowa Lakes Community College will depend upon their policy. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the institution to determine if credit will be accepted.
HOW DO I START?
The student should first contact the high school counselor to determine if a valid articulation agreement exists. The “Recommendation for Articulated College Credit” form is completed by the instructor and submitted to the Iowa Lakes Community College Registrar upon completion of the course.
Any student interested in articulation credit should first contact the high school counselor for information.