Requests for transcripts must be in writing. Forms are available from the administrative office and should include student’s name, social security number, dates attended, program completed, address to where transcript should be sent and the signature of student.
Official or unofficial transcripts may be requested via fax, mail, or in-person by written request. In order to process, a student must complete the following form : Official Transcript Request Form
Bolivar Technical College
1135 N. Oakland
Bolivar, MO 65613
One official transcript is provided with the degree or certificate upon program completion; additional copies (official or faxed) are $5.00 each.
Transcripts will be available only when all financial obligations to the college have been met and/or Direct Loan exit counseling (if applicable) has been completed at: www.studentloans.gov.
Evaluation of Credit for Transfer to BTC
To transfer credits from another post secondary institution to Bolivar Technical College, the student must provide an official transcript and catalog course description, if requested, from the school attended. Transfer credits must have been earned from a post secondary institution recognized by the US Department of Education. Transfer grades must be a “C” or higher, and courses must be equivalent to those offered at Bolivar Technical College. Transfer equivalencies are based on current policies and courses at the time the evaluation is conducted. BTC courses and course numbers are subject to change; thus, transfer equivalencies are subject to change as well. ALL transcripts for transfer course evaluation MUST be submitted to the Registrar PRIOR to the beginning of a cohort. NO Exceptions.
Transfer credit is not awarded for remedial courses.
To be granted a certificate or associate degree, a student must complete a minimum of 50% of a program’s total credit hours with BTC. Transferred grades are not computed in the student’s grade point average, and thus, do not affect satisfactory academic progress.
Consideration for transfer of credit hours earned over five years prior to admission to BTC will require a review and evaluation by the Registrar and appropriate program director. Nursing directors will evaluate nursing specific courses for transfer acceptability.
Advanced placement credit for the Professional Nursing program will be awarded on a case by case basis. Qualified LPNs may receive up to a total of 15 credit hours for LPN education. Upon meeting all prerequisites and successful completion of ADN-RN 190, LPN Transition Course, and advanced placement credit will be awarded on the transcript as a transfer grade.
Evaluation of Credit for Transfer from BTC
Any transferability of credits from Bolivar Technical College to another post-secondary school is entirely up to the receiving school. Students are encouraged to discuss transferring of credit with that institution.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)
Under the authority of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), students have the right to examine certain files, records, or documents maintained by the school that pertain to them. Texas County Technical College/Bolivar Technical College must permit students to examine such records within forty-five days after submission of a written request and to obtain copies of such records upon payment of the reproduction cost. Students may request the school amend their educational records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their rights of privacy. In the event that the school refuses to amend the records, students may utilize the college’s grievance procedure to request a hearing.
Texas County Technical College/Bolivar Technical College complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Annually, Texas County Technical College/Bolivar Technical College informs students of their rights relating to FERPA. The act was designated to protect the privacy of education records and to provide for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through formal and informal hearings.
Students have the right to file a complaint with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S. W., Washington, D.C. 20202 concerning this institution’s alleged failure to comply with FERPA.
The college has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information for purposes of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The following information regarding students is considered directory information: (1) name, (2) address, including email address, (3) telephone number, (4) date and place of birth, (5) major field of study, (6) part-time/full-time enrollment status, (7) dates of attendance (including matriculation and withdrawal dates), (8) academic classification by year, (9) degrees and awards received, (10) the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, and (11) student’s photograph.
Directory information may be disclosed by this institution for any purpose at its discretion without the consent of the student. Students have a right, however, to refuse to permit the designation of any or all of the above information as director information. In that case, this information will not be disclosed except with the consent of a student or as otherwise allowed by FERPA.
Any student refusing to have any or all of the designated directory information disclosed must file written notification to this effect with the administrative office during regular business hours within the first week of a program/classes. The written notification does not apply retroactively to previous releases of directory information.
In the event a refusal is not filed, this institution assumes a student does not object to the release of the directory information designated. Questions or inquiries should be addressed to the administrative office.
BTC has an articulation agreement with the University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, Chamberlain College of Nursing and Southwest Baptist University.