10.24 The institution’s transfer of credit policy governs both the consideration and acceptance of transfer credit and:
a. It is fair, equitable, and equally applied.
b. Considers the quality of the offering, timeliness of the work, student performance (grade requirements) and the comparability, equivalency, and appropriateness to the courses and programs offered.
c. Considers the accredited status of the institution as a major factor, but not the sole determinate of the transfer decision.
d. Informs students of any special situations they may face in transferring credits earned.
e. Includes reasons for refusal of acceptance of transfer credits, including the appeal process for transfer credit which was refused.
f. Includes information on student responsibilities.
g. Provides students with accurate and realistic information, plus guidance concerning the likelihood of transfer of the institution’s credits.
h. References any articulation agreements with other institutions.
i. Includes counseling and print or electronic assistance for students considering transferring to another institution.
j. States the minimum grade required for transfer courses.
k. Requires official transcripts from all institutions attended and does not award transfer credits before receiving the relevant official transcripts(s).
i. Identifies the office(s) responsible for evaluating transfer credit.
The following policies for transfer of credit are found in the Catalog.
Transfer Credit: Students wishing to transfer from other colleges must have all transcripts sent directly to Southeastern. It is expected that transfer students be in good standing with the school they last attended. Transcripts will be inspected by the Registrar, and credit will be given where appropriate. No credit will be given for transfer courses in which a grade lower than a “C” was earned. For the Bachelor Degree, students must complete at least 25% of courses through Southeastern Free Will Baptist College.
Credit by Examination: High school students may receive up to 15 semester hours of credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the Advanced Placement Examination (provided the grade is 3 or better). Interested students should contact their high school principal or the Office of the Registrar for details.
Credit for Life Experience: A limited number of courses are now available through “Credit for Life Experience” which is done in compliance with the guidelines of the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Requirements for completion include a documented portfolio. The granting of such credit hours is predicated upon the matriculation and full enrollment of the student and the completion of residence requirements.
Southeastern does have a policy which guides in considering the quality of the offering or timeliness of the work presented for transfer.
Plan of Action:
- We have placed on the Academic Committee Agenda for Spring 2017 to revise the transfer of credit policies as they relate to the quality and timeliness of work.
- Adjust Transfer of Credit policies to meet TRACS standards.