Tuition and Financial Aid

Transfer Credit & Articulation Agreements

The student will be required to complete the necessary courses to achieve graduation status. An official transcript is one sent directly to Grantham from the Registrar of the issuing educational institution. 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/li>
  • 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 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, 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 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 Grantham course(s). 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 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 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 transferable 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 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 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 transferable 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

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 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 Grantham Credit

Grantham University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Other schools, including those that are regionally accredited, may not accept transfer course credits earned at Grantham University. Acceptance of transfer of credit earned at Grantham University is determined by the institution to which the credits will be transferred. Although 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 Grantham will transfer to that institution.

Articulation Agreements

  • Allied American University
  • Bellevue University
  • Coffeyville Community College
  • Concorde Career Colleges (Concorde)
  • Henley-Putnam University
  • Kendall College
  • Labette Community College (LCC)
  • Lone Star College
  • Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC)
  • Metropolitan Community College (MCC)
  • New Mexico Junior College
  • Penn Foster College
  • State Fair Community College (SFCC)
  • State Technical College of Missouri (STCM)
  • Westminster College
  • Wichita Area Technical College (WATC)
  • William Woods University

University Please refer to http://www.grantham.edu/articulations/ for more information on Articulation Agreements.

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