Information on Transfer Credit Transfer Credit Partnerships and Official Transcripts

Transfer Credit

The student will be required to complete the necessary courses to achieve graduation status. An official transcript is one sent directly to UA Grantham from the Registrar of the issuing educational institution. UA 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
  • 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

Full transfer credit policies can be found in the UA Grantham catalog.

Course equivalency

Transfer credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis for courses with equivalent content and value as the corresponding UA Grantham course(s). UA Grantham is guided by the credit recommendations of the American Council on Education in its evaluations of military training and testing-service examinations.

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 University of Arkansas Grantham. Developmental courses will not be considered for transfer.

You must complete at least 25% of the required credit hours with courses from UA Grantham to earn the degree. 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.

Full transfer credit policies can be found in the UA Grantham catalog.

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 UA Grantham. The maximum transfer and PLA combined credit limit is 50% for a graduate degree program.

Full transfer credit policies can be found in the UA Grantham catalog.

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 UA 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 UA Grantham Credit

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

2+2 Programs and Partnerships

2+2 programs (as they are commonly called) are degree pathway programs that streamline admission into bachelor’s programs for students that have earned an associate’s degree in a certain field from a college that does not offer a bachelor’s degree in that field. By partnering with colleges around the country, UA Grantham is making it possible for students to seamlessly transition into a bachelor’s degree program in their field. Below is a list of our current partnerships and an example of the 2+2 agreement.

Transfer Credit Partnerships

UA Grantham aims to make college degrees attainable for all students—regardless of the path they take to get there. Our Transfer Credit Partnerships allow for the easy, pre-determined transfer of credits between UA Grantham and other organizations.

Official UA Grantham Transcripts

Students and graduates may order official University of Arkansas Grantham transcripts through our Transcript Ordering Center. Both electronic and paper transcripts are available.

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