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Grantham University evaluates and awards transfer credit based on the philosophy that students will not be required to repeat courses in which competencies have been mastered. Prior college, military experience, employer courses and equivalency exams, such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), may be used to obtain credit in lieu of course and credit hour requirements.
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:
- Prior college coursework. Transcripts must be in English. Foreign transcripts will require an equivalency evaluation prior to evaluation at Grantham.
- Employer courses. The course must have been appropriately evaluated for college credit by ACE.
- AP, CLEP and DANTES/DSST. Courses offered by taking these tests are transferrable into the degree program for which they apply as long as the ACE-recommended score is achieved, and the test was taken fewer than 20 years prior to matriculation.
- Military experience. As determined by ACE; usually listed on an AARTS, SMART, CCAF or CGI transcript.
- DANTES Score Report — School Code: 8473
- CLEP Score Report — School Code: 2244
- Army ACE Registry Transcript (AARTS)
- Marine/Navy ACE Registry Transcript (SMART)
- Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
- Coast Guard Institute
A student 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.
Grantham awards transfer credit 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 ACE (www.acenet.edu) in its evaluations of military training and testing-service examinations. Nursing courses are not transferrable into the nursing programs at Grantham University.
The amount of transfer credit accepted is dependent upon the declared program of study and Grantham’s residency requirement. Previously earned transfer credit is determined by the requirements of the program.
Grantham will make every attempt to assist the student in obtaining the needed official transcript(s) if permission from the student is granted. There are cases, however, when official transcripts can only be obtained by the student directly. Official military transcripts (SMART, AARTS, CCAF, CGI), ACE transcripts, college-level testing transcripts (CLEP, DSST, ECE, AP), international transcripts and equivalency reports must be requested by the student. Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that any requested official transcript(s) are forwarded to Grantham University directly from other institutions attended by the student.
Any transfer credit, conditionally/tentatively awarded through the use of an unofficial transcript, will not be reflected on the official Grantham University transcript or counted toward degree completion at Grantham University until the official transcript of the transferring institution is received by Grantham University.
Transfer Credit Policy for the Undergraduate Program
- Generally, undergraduate college-level courses completed at accredited institutions as recognized by the Department of Education and Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 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.
- The student must complete at least 25% of the required credit hours with courses from Grantham to earn the associate degree.
- The student must complete at least 25% of the required credit hours with courses from Grantham to earn the bachelor's degree.
- Nursing courses are not transferrable into the nursing programs at Grantham.
Transfer Credit Policy for the Graduate Program
- Grades of “B” or better will be accepted for graduate-level courses completed at accredited institutions as recognized by the Department of Education, as long as they were completed within the last 10 years, including credits earned at Grantham.
- The student must successfully complete at least 75% of courses in the enrolled degree program at Grantham to earn a master’s degree.
- Grantham courses applied to the completion of one graduate program cannot be applied to a second graduate program.
- Nursing courses are not transferrable into the nursing programs at Grantham University.
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.
Any student who has been withdrawn from Grantham for the reason(s) below will be categorized as a “re-admittance” upon seeking to return to the University. He/she must submit a new application for admission. Unless the provisions of the Military Deployment Policy were met, a student who is termed as a “re-admittance” will be subject to the policies, procedures and degree program requirements of the Catalog in effect at the time he/she is 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)
- Violate 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.