Transfer Credit | Credit Information

  • Undergraduate students transferring to Coleman may meet some degree requirements by presenting credit earned from accredited institutions of higher education.

    The University does not award credit for prior experiential learning. Official evaluation of undergraduate transfer credit is under the authority of the Director of Student Services in consultation with the Registrar.

    Transfer evaluation will be based on higher education work completed in which grades of C or better were earned.

    Note: Once a student has matriculated at Coleman, any further transfer credits must have prior approval of the Director of Student Services, or designee.

    Transfer Credit Time Limits

    English and math courses taken more than ten years prior to the start of term for which the applicant is applying are not eligible for transfer.

    Technology courses taken more than five years prior to the start of term for which the applicant is applying are not eligible for transfer.

    Transfer Credit Maximums

    Associate’s degree programs: A maximum of 36 units of credit earned may be accepted for transfer from accredited institutions of higher education. The remaining 72 units must be completed at Coleman to comply with residency requirements.

    Bachelor’s degree programs: A maximum of 88 units of credit earned may be accepted for transfer from accredited institutions of higher education. The remaining 92 units must be com pleted at Coleman to comply with residency requirements.

    Basis for Institutional Transfer Credit

    Transfer credits (if earned within the United States) may be accepted from accredited institutions of higher education.

    Transfer Credit for International Applicants

    International students from government recognized institutions must submit official, translated transcripts and results from a foreign educational credential evaluation service agency. The evaluations must contain degree equivalency, U.S. semester/quarter credit and grade equivalent for each course, and U.S. grade point average. A syllabus or course description, also translated into English, covering each course being considered for transfer credit should be submitted with the transcript to the Registrar. Transcripts and syllabi documentation are evaluated for the minimum C grade equivalency requirement (see below) and subject matter content to determine the number of transfer credits allowed.

    During the transfer credit evaluation process, academic work from other colleges and universities is compared to Coleman courses within the appropriate degree program, and transfer credits are awarded on the basis of similar content.

    Grades Required for Transfer Credit

    Undergraduate transfer credit can be accepted from accredited institutions only if the grade received is a C or better.

    Applicants to Coleman must submit official transcripts of credit from all previously attended institutions for transfer credit evaluation. Course descriptions may also be required for evaluation of transfer credit.

    Transfer Credit for Military Courses

    Military students must satisfy the same admission requirements as all other applicants. Additionally, for awarding of transfer credit, military transcripts are required of all current or former service members attending Coleman University.

    Variant Courses

    Vocational or technical courses, remedial high school courses, and other courses below collegiate level are not accepted at Coleman as transfer credits, even if the courses were completed at an accredited institution of higher education.

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