42-00 Acquisition of Credit


42-82 Accredited U.S. Institutions

Credits may be accepted from colleges and universities that are accredited by any of the six regional accrediting commissions in the United States.

  1. Evaluation Criteria. Course work completed at an accredited college or university may be evaluated for transfer credit if passed with a grade equivalent to A, B, or C at this University and useful to the candidate's program of study at this University. Course work completed on a pass-fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis normally cannot be evaluated for transfer credit.
  1. Specific Credits. When a candidate has satisfactorily completed, at another accredited institution, course work that is substantially equivalent to a specific course at this University, credit is granted in the University course, except for 400-series courses. For course work that is equivalent to 400-series courses, general credits, as described in item 3, below, may be granted. Credit granted for course work that is equivalent to 800-level courses may be applied only toward completion of requirements for a college or major in accordance with the policies established by that college, but not to General Education as defined in Appendix A.1.

  2. General Credits. When a candidate has satisfactorily completed, at another accredited institution, course work that is not substantially equivalent to a specific course at this University, general credits may be granted in the general field of study covered by that course. General credits may be assigned in cases where it is not possible to assign a University course number because of a difference in the number of credits involved. If appropriate, general credits may be used to fulfill degree requirements in any area. These general credits may be applied to the candidate's program of study in accordance with the policies established by the college of enrollment. Credit granted for course work that is equivalent to 800-level courses may be applied only toward completion of requirements for a college or major in accordance with the policies established by that college, but not to General Education as defined in Appendix A.1.

  3. Credit Conversion. Courses at this University carry semester hours of credit. Courses evaluated for transfer from colleges and universities with different credit systems, such as quarter hours of credit, units, and course units, are converted to semester hours of credit.

  4. Grades. Credits are transferred, but grade points are not. Grades earned at other colleges and universities are not used in calculating a candidate's grade-point average while attending this University.

E-5 Credit by Transfer From Other Institutions Procedure

Revised: 6/3/75 (as Rule L-6)
Revised: 6/1/76
Revised Editorially: 10/6/81
Revised: 4/6/82