An applicant who has previously attended another regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited postsecondary institution will be considered a transfer student and will be required to furnish official transcripts of all work attempted at all said institutions. The college may also require the transfer of student documents required of first-time college students.
A transfer student who meets requirements for admission to a course creditable toward an associate degree shall be classified as a degree-eligible student. A transfer student who does not meet these requirements shall be classified as a non-degree-eligible student.
Unconditional Admission of Transfer Students
- A transfer student must have submitted to the college an application for admission and official transcripts from all regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited postsecondary institutions attended and, as designated by the college, any other documents required for first-time college students.
- A transfer student who attended another postsecondary institution and who seeks credit for transfer to that parent institution may be admitted to the college as a transient student. The student must submit an application for admission and an official letter from the institution which certifies that the credit earned at the college will be accepted as a part of the student’s academic program. Such student is not required to file transcripts of previously earned credits at other postsecondary institutions.
- An applicant who has completed the baccalaureate degree will be required to submit only the transcript from the institution granting the baccalaureate degree.
Conditional Admission of Transfer Students
A transfer student who does not have on file official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended and any additional documents required by the college may be granted conditional admission. No transfer student shall be allowed to enroll for a second semester unless all required admissions records have been received by the college prior to registration for the second semester.
If all required admissions records have not been received by the college prior to issuance of first semester grades, the grades will be reported on the transcript, but the transcript will read CONTINUED ENROLLMENT DENIED PENDING RECEIPT OF ADMISSIONS RECORDS. This notation will be removed from the transcript only upon receipt of all required admissions records.
Initial Academic Status of Transfer Students
- A transfer student whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale will be admitted on Clear academic status.
- A transfer student whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will be admitted only on Academic Probation. The transcript will read ADMITTED ON ACADEMIC PROBATION.
- An applicant who has been academically suspended from another regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited postsecondary institution may be admitted as a transfer student only after following the appeal process established at the college for “native” students who have been academically suspended. If the transfer student is admitted upon appeal, the student will enter the institution on Academic Probation. The transcript will read ADMITTED UPON APPEAL—ACADEMIC PROBATION.
General Principles for Transfer of Credit
- Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward an undergraduate program must represent collegiate coursework relevant to the formal award, with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in the institution’s own undergraduate formal award programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, an institution may use recognized guides which aid in the evaluation for credit. Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, The American Association of Collegiate Registration Coordinators and Admissions Officers, and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs.
- A course completed at other regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited postsecondary institutions with a passing grade will be accepted for transfer as potentially creditable toward graduation requirements.
- A transfer student from a collegiate institution not accredited by the appropriate regional association or Council on Occupational Education may request an evaluation of transfer credits after completing 15 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.
- A transfer grade of “D” will only be accepted when the transfer student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above. If the student has a cumulative 2.0 or above the “D” grade will be accepted the same as for native students.
- Credit may be extended based on a comprehensive evaluation of demonstrated and documented competencies and previous formal training.
- Students transferring between programs within the college shall be granted transfer credit based on the applicability of the credits previously earned to the requirements of the degree sought.
Early Admission for Accelerated High School Students
A student is eligible for early admission if the student meets all of the following criteria:
- The student has successfully completed the tenth grade;
- The student provides a certification from the local principal and/or his or her designee certifying that the student has a minimum cumulative “B” average and recommends the student be admitted under this policy;
- The student may enroll only in postsecondary courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed (for example, a student may not take English Composition until all required high school English courses have been completed).
Exceptions may be granted by the Chancellor for a student documented as gifted and talented according to the standards included in the State Plan for Exceptional Children and Youth. Exceptions apply only to requirements 1 and 3 above.