Collegiate and non-collegiate sources of credit are evaluated as transfer credit when it has been determined that they meet accreditation standards, and that the student has demonstrated an acceptable level of performance in regard to the credit.
The qualifications are:
Reason for Policy
The university is committed to accepting the maximum allowable amount of transfer credit to facilitate the transfer of students and credits to Michigan Tech. Credit by examination encourages students to begin their college learning experience at the level most appropriate to their preparation. This policy helps to ensure that students receive appropriate credit and that they will not be required to repeat course work completed at an acceptable level of performance.
Credit will be evaluated for the non-traditional experiences of credit by examination and military education only.
The evaluation and awarding of University transfer credit for course work originating at non-U.S. institutions that do not hold regional accreditation is evaluated based on the student's International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma or International A-levels.
The guidelines for applicability of major specific credit toward degree requirements are within the province of the degree granting department/college/school.
The guidelines for applicability of credit toward General Education requirements are within the province of the General Education Committee.
Specific university articulation agreements can dictate the impact and recording of transferred course information.
Credit by examination granted by another institution is not automatically transferable and no student is required to accept examination credit.
Transfer credit can be repeated under the provisions of the repeat policy.
Related Policy Information
There is no limit to the number of credits that may be transferred however students must be aware of the residency credit requirement for graduation.
Transfer credit from a non-accredited post secondary institution must be authorized by the Dean of the College/School.
Appeals to the evaluation or transferability decisions of a course are handled by the appropriate department head or in the case of General Education the Vice Provost for Instruction. The final level of appeal is the Dean of the College/School and in the case of General Education the Vice Provost for Instruction.
All students not classified as degree seeking undergraduates are excluded from this policy.
Center for International Education 7-2760
Extended University Programs 7-3170
Office of Student Records and Registration, Transfer Services 7-3323
Undergraduate Admissions 7-2335
Credit by Examination:
Academic departments/colleges/schools - Establish guidelines for the application of transfer credit toward their degree requirements.
Center for International Education - Initial point of contact for International students seeking transfer credit. Evaluate lower division courses from non-U.S. institutions, determine transfer credit equivalencies based upon academic department guidelines.
Deans - Act as final authority on evaluation appeals for courses in their college/school. Authorize credit from non-accredited post secondary institutions when appropriate.
Extended University Programs - Initial point of contact for Distance Learning students seeking transfer credit. Provide supplemental information to assist in evaluation process.
Faculty - Evaluate and provide recommendations on upper division courses.
Student - Provide official transcripts for all previously attended colleges and universities.
Student Records and Registration - Credit evaluation of domestic lower division courses and determine transfer credit equivalencies based upon academic department guidelines. Can be initial point of contact for domestic students seeking transfer information. Apply all transfer credit to permanent record. Provide transfer evaluations to student and academic advisor.
Undergraduate Admissions - Can be initial point of contact for domestic students seeking transfer admission. Responsible for community college transfer guides. Initial point of contact for colleges seeking transfer agreements.
Vice Provost for Instruction - Act as final authority on General Education credit evaluation appeals.
Adopted by Senate: 23 April 2003
Approved by President: 19 May 2003