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Year Up PLA Policy

​In 2016, City Colleges of Chicago faculty undertook an assessment of the learning that happens in the Year Up Chicago program and recommended that City Colleges award college-level course credit when Year Up Chicago graduates enroll in a degree program at any of the seven City Colleges.     
This credit is assigned as Prior Learning Assessment, or PLA, when posted on the CCC transcript.  This means that the credit was not transferred from another college, but it is college-level learning and will count as either meeting specific course requirements or as electives toward a CCC degree. There will not be letter grades attached to that credit.      
To receive this credit at City Colleges, students must:     
1. Apply, gain admission, and prepare to enroll at one of the seven City Colleges.     
2. Have completed all of the accepted courses listed below with a grade of C or higher.     
3. Have their Year Up transcript and grade report sent to the Records Office at the college you plan to attend.  Students will need to request that the credit be awarded at the Records Office by stopping by the office and requesting the credit be awarded.     
4. Speak about the credit with their academic advisors to make sure they do not repeat the courses when they enroll.     
To order a Year Up transcript, students should go online to their ACE account. Year Up students should use their ACE/Year Up Student ID by Year Up number provided to access the portal.  When ordering your transcript, please send it to the specific campus or campuses you are applying to.  The campus Registrar’s Office addresses are listed below.     
You will also need to request a grade report in addition to your transcript. Send an email to Elizabeth Pearson, Academic Manager at Year Up Chicago, at      
Send the transcript and grade report to the Records Office at the City College you will be attending:     
​College ​Mailing Address ​Phone Number
Richard J. Daley College​ ​7500 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60652
Attn: Registrars Office Rm. 1408
Harold Washington College​ ​30 East Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Attn: Registrars Office Rm. 209
Kennedy-King College​ ​6301 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60621
Attn: Registrars Office W Bldg. Rm. 110
Malcolm X​ ​1900 West Jackson
Chicago, IL 60612
Attn: Registrars Office Rm. 1404
Olive Harvey College​ ​10001 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628
Attn: Registrars Office Rm. 1405
​Harry S Truman ​1145 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Attn: Larry McKeon Administrative Bldg.-Registrars Office Rm. 135
Wilbur Wright College​ ​4300 North Narragansett Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
Attn: Registrars Office Rm. A129

 About transferring this credit out of City Colleges:
Transfer of this credit to a 4-year college/university is not guaranteed. Students seeking to transfer this credit to another institution will need to provide that institution with their Year-Up transcript at the time of application.

Year Up-CCC Transfer Guide      

Year Up ACE CREDIT Course​ City Colleges Course Course​ ​Credit Hours
CIS 101-Introduction to Computer Applications​ ​CIS 120-Intro to Microcomputers ​3
​CIS 102-Introduction to Computer Applications: Advanced Excel ​CIS 123-Microcomputer Spreadsheets ​3
​CIS 201-Computer Hardware ​CIS 111-Computer Operations ​3
​CIS 202-Operating Systems ​CIS 116-Operating System I ​3
​CIS 302-Front End Web Development ​CIS 181-Web Development I/Basic Web Technologies ​3
​INT 101-Internship Practicum ​CIS 260 -Computer Information Systems Field Project (after completion of 18CH of CIS courses) ​3
​BUS 101-Business Writing I
BUS 102-Business Writing II
​ENGL 105-Business Writing ​3
​BUS 103-Career Development & Interpersonal Relations ​BUS 284-Business Communications ​3
​COM 150-Public Speaking ​Does Not Transfer ​N/A
​INT 102-Internship Seminar ​Does Not Transfer ​N/A

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