Graduate Transfer, Cross-Registration, & Evaluated Credit Policy

Graduate Transfer, Cross-Registration, & Evaluated Credit Policy

Sponsor:

School for Graduate Studies and School of Nursing and Allied Health

Contact:

Director of Graduate Student and Academic Services

Category:

Graduate Studies

Number:

310.013

Effective Date:

09/01/2019

Implementation History:

Implemented 7/2011, revised 9/2019

Keywords:

Graduate, transfer, seven years old, transcript

Background Information:

Purpose

To define requirements for the acceptance of graduate transfer credit and the total number of graduate transfer, cross­registration, and assessed credits that may be applied to graduate program.

Definitions

Statements

Students may transfer, cross register, and/or earned evaluated credit for up to a combined total of 12 credits into master's programs in the School for Graduate Studies, 9 credits into master's programs in the School ofNursing and Allied Health, and up to 3 credits into advanced certificate programs in either school.


To be eligible for consideration, transfer or cross-registration credits must be:

•    graduate level;
•    from a regionally accredited college or university;
•    a final grade of B or better;
•    related to the student's program/content area; and
•    no more than seven years old at the time of the student's admission to the graduate program.

A student begins the transfer request process by having an official transcript and course syllabus of all credit he/she wishes to be considered sent to the appropriate schools:

•    For master's programs that require an approved fonnal degree program (DP), the student discusses transfer credit during degree planning with his/her academic advisor. Transfer credit approval is at the discretion of the program faculty.
•    For all other programs, requests for transfer credit from prior academic work are made at the time of application. Transfer credit approval is at the discretion of the program faculty. Post admission, requests for transfer credit may be made to the Program Coordinator, or Division Chair for programs without a coordinator, in the School for Graduate Studies and a studenfs advisor in the School of Nursing and Allied Health. Approval is at the discretion of the Program Coordinator, or Division Chair for programs without a coordinator, in the School for Graduate Studies and a student's advisor in the School of Nursing and Allied Health .

Before cross-registering for a course, students should receive approval from the Program Coordinator, or Division Chair for programs without a coordinator, in the School for Graduate Studies and a student's advisor in the School of Nursing and Allied Health. Approval is at the discretion of the Pr<;>gram Coordinator, or Division Chair for programs without a coordinator, in the School for Graduate Studies and a student's advisor in the School ofNursing and Allied Health.

The ability to earn credit by evaluation is detennined at the program level. Individual programs that allow for credit by evaluation are identified in the Graduate Catalog.

A graduate student may satisfy no more than a combined total of 50% of the credits toward a graduate certificate or degree program using transfer, cross registration, evaluated credit (e.g. prior learning assessment or direct assessment), and shared credits from a previously awarded graduate credential at the same level. See the Graduate Subsequent Programs at the Same Credential Level Policy for specific rules on the use of shared credits from a previously awarded graduate credential.

Schools and individual programs may set lower limits for transfer, cross registration, and evaluated credit. See the Graduate Catalog for individual program limits.

Students may appeal any decision made about transfer credit as outlined in the academic appeals policy and procedures.

Applicable Legislation and Regulations

Related References, Policies, Procedures, Forms and Appendices

Graduate Evaluation and Grading Policy ; Cross Registration Procedure; Academic Appeals Policy and Procedures