Information on Transfer Credit Articulation Agreements and Official Transcripts

Transfer Credit

The student will be required to complete the necessary courses to achieve graduation status. An official transcript is one sent directly to UA Grantham from the Registrar of the issuing educational institution. UA Grantham does not return documents submitted directly by prospective students.

To apply for and receive transfer credit for previous college/ university work, American Council on Education (ACE) – evaluated work experience or credit by exam programs, students must submit:

  • An official copy of college transcripts from institutions previously attended
  • Employer course certificates with description of course content and class hours
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST), Defense Activity for Non- Traditional Education Support (DANTES/DSST) transcript, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) score, and/or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript

In order to officially award transfer of said credits, the official college transcripts must be received by University of Arkansas Grantham no later than one (1) enrollment period (eight (8) weeks) of starting. Students unable to produce official college transcripts for all transferred courses within the designated period will not have credits applied to their degree program. If, at a later date, the student is able to secure official college transcripts, he/she may request a re-evaluation of college credits to be applied toward their selected degree program.

After the evaluation is complete, an Evaluations Representative will prepare a Degree Plan – a custom curriculum of the remaining courses the evaluator anticipates being necessary for graduation based on documents received at the time of evaluation.

It is the responsibility of the student to provide transcripts prior to enrollment/registration to ensure that he/she is not enrolled/ registered in courses at UA Grantham for which he/she will receive transfer credit. A student who enrolls/registers in a course that may be awarded later as transfer credit will not be issued a refund for that course in which he/she was enrolled prior to receiving transcripts if the course proves to be unnecessary.

Course equivalency

Transfer credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis for courses with equivalent content and value as the corresponding UA Grantham course(s). UA Grantham is guided by the credit recommendations of the American Council on Education in its evaluations of military training and testing-service examinations.

Amount of credit accepted

The amount of transfer credit accepted is dependent upon the declared program of study and UA Grantham’s residency requirement.

Transfer credit policy: Undergraduate Program

Generally, undergraduate college-level courses completed at institutions accredited by accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or foreign equivalent, will transfer, provided that grades of at least “C” are earned, and the course is similar in content and scope to work offered at University of Arkansas Grantham. Developmental courses will not be considered for transfer.

Transfer credit policy: Graduate Program

Grades of “B” or better will be accepted for graduate-level courses completed at institutions accredited by accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or foreign equivalent, as long as they were completed within the last 10 years, including credits earned at UA Grantham.

  • You must successfully complete at least 50% of courses in the enrolled degree program at UA Grantham to earn a master’s degree.
  • MSN programs: the Nursing programs accept no external transcripted credits
  • No more than six courses from one completed UA Grantham master’s program may be applied to completing a second or subsequent master’s program. Completed capstone courses may not be applied to second or subsequent master’s degree programs.
  • The maximum transfer and PLA combined credit limit is 50% for a graduate degree program.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation

An applicant who has completed secondary/university- level courses in a foreign country that are comparable to course credits in the American education system must have his/her courses evaluated and official copies of the evaluations sent to UA Grantham. Foreign transcript evaluations are accepted from any agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators.

Transferability of UA Grantham Credit

University of Arkansas Grantham is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Other schools may not accept transfer course credits earned at University of Arkansas Grantham. Acceptance of transfer of credit earned at University of Arkansas Grantham is determined by the institution to which the credits will be transferred. Although UA Grantham makes every effort to enhance the transferability of credit to other institutions, a student should always contact the registrar at the college or university of interest to determine whether credit from UA Grantham will transfer to that institution.

Articulation Agreements

UA Grantham aims to make college degrees attainable for all students—regardless of the path they take to get there. Our articulation agreements allow for the easy, pre-determined transfer of credits between UA Grantham and other colleges and universities. These programs are designed to help students retain credit for the courses they’ve already taken and keep pace to graduation.

Official UA Grantham Transcripts

Students and graduates may order official University of Arkansas Grantham transcripts through our Transcript Ordering Center. Both electronic and paper transcripts are available.

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