Students who have completed post-secondary work in the United States may be eligible to receive transfer credit toward their AUM baccalaureate degree if the transfer institution was regionally accredited and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education when the coursework was completed.
Four-Year Colleges and Universities: There is no limit on the number of credits that can be transferred from a four-year university. However, students must complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total credit hours required for graduation in residence at AUM. Generally, these hours must be taken in the student’s final year.
Two-Year Institutions: Only 50 percent of the credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree may be transferred from junior or community colleges.
Transfer Credits from Alabama Public Colleges and Universities: The Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS) was created through ACT 94-202 of the Alabama state legislature, for the purpose of simplifying transfer credits across Alabama’s public two-year and four-year colleges and universities. STARS provides transfer guides/agreements and guidance for students transferring from two-year to four-year institutions, or four-year to four-year institutions. An easy way to see which courses will transfer in as Area I through IV credits, is to view the STARS Web database. To see the transfer articulation of program specific requirements (Area V) visit STARS Area V.
Transfer Credit for Military Schools: AUM follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education regarding credit given for the successful completion of service schools, including AWC and ACSC. Credit for military education is processed by the Registrar’s Office in consultation with appropriate faculty members.
Transfer Credit Recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE): The ACE presently evaluates both military and civilian training programs for academic credit. Since this evaluation is handled by faculty members of accredited institutions of higher learning, AUM will accept the ACE recommendations for credit earned in nonacademic programs. The applicability of such credit to a specific program will be determined by the dean of the college in consultation with the academic advisor and processed by the Registrar’s Office.
Generally, if course articulation has been coordinated though the Admissions/Registrar’s office and evaluated by a designated faculty member, the student must supply additional information in order to have the coursework reviewed a second time. Additional documentation should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
No more than six (6) semester hours or three courses of graduate work not to exceed six (6) semester hours can be transferred into a graduate program at AUM. To transfer such work, a student must have been admitted to a graduate degree program in the institution at which the work was taken. Such credit will not be accepted until the student has successfully completed nine (9) hours or work in the graduate program at AUM. Credit accepted after the required nine (9) hours of work at AUM must be acceptable to the student’s advisor and to the dean in the appropriate college. A student who has completed a master’s degree or a professional degree may request that 6 hours of credit be transferred to or within AUM. Questions should be directed to the student’s program advisor.
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