Admissions

Transfer Credit Policy

Obtaining transcripts

You may send copies of transcripts or documents during the initial admission stages. However, official transfer credit will not be awarded until official transcripts are received by the Registrar’s office. If you grant permission, Grantham will make every attempt to assist you in obtaining the needed official transcript. You may fill out a Request for Transcript form to allow Grantham to request official transcripts on your behalf. However, there are cases when official transcripts can only be obtained directly by you.

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, you 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 credits, the official college transcripts must be received by Grantham University 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, you are able to secure official college transcripts, you may request a re-evaluation of college credits to be applied toward your selected degree program.

After the evaluation is complete, an evaluations representative will prepare a custom curriculum of the remaining courses the evaluator anticipates as necessary for graduation based on official/unofficial documents received at the time of evaluation, known as the Degree Plan.

It is your responsibility to provide transcripts prior to enrollment/registration to ensure you are not enrolled/registered in courses at Grantham for which you 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 Grantham course(s). Grantham is guided by the credit recommendations of the American Council on Education (www.acenet.edu) 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 Grantham’s residency requirement. 

Transfer credit policy: undergraduate program

Generally, undergraduate college-level courses completed at institutions acredited 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 Grantham University. Developmental courses will not be considered for transfer.

  • You must complete at least 25% of the required credit hours with courses from Grantham to earn the associate degree.
  • You must complete at least 25% of the required credit hours with courses from Grantham to earn the bachelor degree.
  • Nursing courses are not transferrable into the nursing programs at Grantham University.
  • The maximum transfer and PLA combined credit limit is 75% for an undergraduate degree program. PLA credit is limited to 25% for an undergraduate degree program.

Transfer credit policy: graduate program

Grades of “B” or better will be accepted for graduate-level courses completed at institutions acredited 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 Grantham.

  • You must successfully complete at least 75% of courses in the enrolled degree program at Grantham to earn a master’s degree.
  • Nursing courses are not transferrable into the nursing programs at Grantham University.
  • No more than three courses from one completed 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 25% for a graduate degree program.

Foreign transcript evaluation

If you have completed secondary/university-level courses in a foreign country that are comparable to course credits in the American education system, you must have your courses evaluated and official copies of the evaluations sent to 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.

Re-admitted students

If you have been withdrawn from Grantham for the reason(s) below, you will be categorized as a “re-admittance” upon seeking to return to the University. You must submit a new application for admission. Unless the provisions of the Military Deployment Policy were met, if you are termed as a “re-admittance," you will be subject to the policies, procedures and degree program requirements of the Catalog in effect at the time you are re-admitted:

  • Voluntarily withdraws from the University
  • Does not register for a new term within 365 days of completing a term
  • Fails to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Violates Code of Conduct
  • Is administratively cancelled or withdrawn from the University

Please refer to the withdrawal policy in the University Catalog for more information regarding withdrawals.

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