Understanding Transfer Credit

Report
Transfer Credit
@ UNC Charlotte
How and when is
transfer credit
evaluated?
• Transfer credit is evaluated for new transfer students during the admissions process.
•Transfer credit for all new domestic and international transfer students is evaluated by
the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
•Transfer credit for currently enrolled students (students who take transient study
courses) is evaluated by the Office of the Registrar.
•Transfer credit for students readmitted to UNC Charlotte is evaluated by the Office of
the Registrar.
•First year students who present college transcripts, AP scores or IB scores are
evaluated by Undergraduate Admissions.
How and when is
transfer credit
evaluated?
Undergraduate Admissions:
• Tiffanie Watson- Transfer Credit Evaluator
• Evaluates transfer credit for students with last
names from A-M
• Ann Russell- Senior Transfer Credit Evaluator
• Evaluates transfer credit for students with last
names from N-Z, AP, IB or CLEP credit
Office of the Registrar:
• Manny Lopez- Student Services Clerk
• Evaluates credit for all currently enrolled and
readmitted students
What courses will
transfer to UNC
Charlotte?
In order for a course to transfer:
1. It cannot be technical or remedial in nature.
2. The student must earn a grade of “C” or better in the course.
3. The institution the course was taken at must be regionally
accredited.
4. The student must submit an official transcript from each
institution attended.
What courses
will transfer to
UNC Charlotte?
• Community Colleges:
•
Maximum 64 semester hours of transfer credits
•
Students who earn a transferable AA, AS or AFA degree or who
complete the NC CAA (44 hour core) receive a general education
exemption
•
NC Community Colleges have pre-approved courses that will
transfer to UNC Charlotte. Individual departments determine
how these courses will transfer to UNC Charlotte and what
courses will be equated.
What courses will
transfer to UNC
Charlotte?
• Four-year Institutions:
•
No maximum to the number of credits that will
transfer, unless a student attends a 4 year school and
then transfers to a community college and earns a
transferable degree, in which case the 64 credit hour
maximum credit rule applies
AP, IB and
CLEP Credit
To be considered for possible course credit, students must submit official
score reports for their Advanced Placement (AP), International
Baccalaureate (IB) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams
to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. We will not award credit for AP,
IB or CLEP from another college’s transcript, students must submit an
official score report. Equivalencies for each exam can be viewed on the
Undergraduate Admissions website at:
http://admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/ap-credit
http://admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/ib-credit
http://admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/clep-credit
Transfer Credit
Advisor
Prior to admission, students can use the online transfer credit advisor to
see which courses have been previously transferred to UNC Charlotte.
For NC Community Colleges, this list is exhaustive. For all other
institutions, it represents the courses that have been evaluated from that
institution to date. This database is updated daily as new courses are
reviewed and articulated. To access the Transfer Credit Advisor, visit:
https://selfservice.uncc.edu/pls/BANPROD/ywsktrar.P_Disp_States
Upon Admission…
Once admitted, a student will receive their own transfer credit report via
their Future Forty Niner webportal. This report will include a listing of
transferable courses as well as a general education checksheet indicating
which general education requirements have been fulfilled.
Upon Admission…
Transfer Credit Evaluation
This is a sample of the transfer credit evaluation that a student can view
within their Future Forty Niner webportal upon admission.
Upon Admission…
General Education Worksheet
This is a sample of the General Education Worksheet that a student will view
within their Future Forty Niner webportal.
Additional
Information
about Transfer
Credit Evaluation
1.
2.
3.
Transfer credit will not be removed from a student’s record
to avoid tuition surcharge.
If a student has more than 64 hours of transferable credit
from a community college, the transfer credit evaluator will
articulate the credit that is most relevant to the student’s
degree. If an advisor would like to adjust the courses that
have been transferred in, they may contact the appropriate
credit evaluator to make the adjustment.
Credit is not awarded until the student completes the
course. Courses in progress will not be evaluated until the
student completes them and sends in an updated transcript.
Transfer Students Attending UNC Charlotte
•Attendance at SOAR is mandatory
• Special one-day sessions designed for transfer students
• Math placement offered
• Students can attend support and auxiliary department
presentations
• Comprehensive resource fair offered
• Explanation of General Education and advising process
• Advising and registration in student’s declared major
Advising Transfer Students
•Use advising transcript and CAPP degree audit and pay close
attention to course attributes and transfer electives
• A General Education attribute exempts the student from
specific requirement
• Ask about completion of associate’s degree if student has
large number of community college credits
• Contact Admissions or suggest student make appeal if course
title seems similar to a General Education requirement
• General Education appeals go to Dean of University College
• Major/minor appeals go to department chairperson
Advising Transfer Students (continued)
•Explain tuition surcharge or suggest student reviews policy if
transferring large number of credits
•Be aware of repeated courses when possible
•GPA does not transfer
•Students with General Education concerns and questions about
transitioning to another major/minor can be referred to the
University Advising Center
ADVISING TRANSCRIPT
CAPP DEGREE AUDIT
Transfer Student Characteristics
•Impossible to make general stereotype(s)
•Many work part or full time
•Many live off campus
•Many feel disconnected outside the classroom
•Some have matriculated at many schools, in hopes that something “sticks” and
they can eventually graduate
•Some have matured and are focused on school more than ever
•Some seem to be staying in school as long as possible
•Some want a degree in anything to get promoted at work
•Some are earning a degree to complete a life goal
•Some have transferred to work on their alternate plan(s) for a college and major
•All of them have individual needs and should be advised
accordingly
Transfers Not Admitted to Competitive Major
•Will be accepted to UNC Charlotte as an undeclared
student (UCOL)
•Most will continue attempts to be accepted to desired
competitive major
•Some will choose alternate major once opportunities to
enter first choice are exhausted
Transfer Student Resources
•Tau Sigma Transfer Student Honor Society
•Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES)
•Transfer Student Admissions website
•Office of the Registrar
•Facebook group called “Transfer Students-UNC Charlotte”
•University Career Center
•Office of Student Activities
•Veteran Student Outreach
•Multicultural Academic Services
•Advising and student services office listed for your major and college
•Transfer Specialists in Dean of Students, University Advising Center, and University Career Center
•Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
•General advising website (http://www.advising.uncc.edu/)
Advising Transfer Students in Their Major
1. Orient students to requirements for their major that will also satisfy General Education
requirements.
•
Ex. Political Science majors: POLS 1110 Intro to American Politics is required for the
major, and satisfies the Social Sciences requirement for General Education.
•
Ex. B.S. in Earth Sciences majors: ESCI 1101 + lab and GEOL 1200 + lab are required for
the major and satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement for General Education.
MATH 1241 and MATH 1242 are required for the major and satisfy the Mathematical and
Logical Reasoning requirement for General Education
•
Example General Education Worksheet for Communication Studies Majors:
I. Development of Fundamental
Skills of Inquiry
Basic writing
skills
Either ENGL 1101 or ENGL
1103
Basic writing
skills
ENGL 1102 (students who take
ENGL 1103 do not have to
take ENGL 1102)
Mathematics
and logical
reasoning
MATH 1xxx
Mathematics
and logical
reasoning
One of the following: MATH
1xxx,
STAT 1xxx, or PHIL 2105
Credit
Hours
Courses taken
3
0-3
3
MATH 1100
3
STAT 1222 OR
STAT 1220
IV. Communication Skills
Credit
Hours
Writing in the
discipline
course in the
major
One three semester hour course or
its equivalent totaling three
semester hours in the major with
the W designation
3
Writing in the
discipline
course
A second course with the W
designation (Can be in the major or
outside the major)
3
A course with the O designation (If
Oral
a course is designated for both O
communication and W, the one course can be
applied to both.)
1-3
Courses taken
COMM 3100
COMM 1101
Advising Transfer Students in Their Major
2. Use the Advising Transcript to identify courses the student has transferred in that may be able
to be reclassified as an equivalent course in your department.
•
If the student has not yet begun classes at UNCC, the appeal may be made directly to the
Transfer Equivalency officer(s) in Admissions
•
If the student has begun classes at UNCC, the appeals process is handled through the
home department, advising center or college. Procedures differ depending upon the
College and the course the student is attempting to re-classify
-- May require a formal Academic Petition
- -May require a course description and/or syllabus for the course the student is asking
to re-classify
•
-- Advisers should familiarize themselves with their College’s appeals process
Contact Admissions or suggest student make appeal if course title
seems similar to a General Education requirement
Advising Transfer Students in Their Major
Appealing Transfer Course Equivalencies
For example:
College of Education
Pre-Education majors file their academic petitions through the COED Advising
Center
Students accepted into Education Majors file their academic petitions through
their major department
Advising Transfer Students in Their Major
3. Alert transfer students to sequenced courses in the major.
Ex. Public Relations is a three course sequence in the Communication Studies major:
COMM 2145
COMM 3245 and COMM 3246
COMM 4145
Ex. English majors have a three course sequence in the literature courses:
ENGL 2100
ENGL 3100
All other 3000 and 4000 Literature Courses
Advising Transfer Students in Their Major
4. Alert students to the Department’s Policy regarding permits and authorizations.
•
Who issues permits and authorizations
•
When are permits and authorizations issued
•
Explain the difference between permits and authorizations
Authorizations: will override restrictions and allow a student to register if the
course is open
Permits: Will override restrictions and allow a student a register even if the course
is closed
Advising Transfer Students in Their Major
5. Explain the Foreign Language and Writing Intensive Requirements
•
Foreign Language requirements will vary by both College and Departments.
•
Writing Intensive Requirements
Students who transfer in with an Associates Degree that satisfies the General Education
requirements must still complete a 3 credit hour writing intensive course in their
major. This requirement will often be satisfied by the Writing Intensive course that
is required by the major.

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