Students who have completed post-secondary work in a country other than the United States may be eligible to receive transfer credit toward their AUM degree if that institution is officially recognized by the respective Ministry of Education or governing educational body.
After AUM’s credential evaluator has determined that your previous coursework is college level, you will need to have each individual course matched with an AUM course through the articulation process.
Students are strongly encouraged to start gathering materials as soon as possible after admission to AUM and while still in their home countries.
For every course that you wish to transfer, you will need to submit detailed course information by meeting one of the following two option guidelines listed below. If English is not the native language of your home country all submitted documents must be translated to English. AUM does not provide translation services.
The application of transfer credit toward a degree program cannot be determined before admission to AUM and the initial meeting with your academic advisor.
Option One. Provide a Detailed Course Syllabus: Course Syllabus example
Providing a course syllabus for each course is the preferred option as it provides the most
comprehensive information for the evaluator. Generally, a course syllabus outlines the goals
and objectives of a course, any prerequisites, how students will be graded or evaluated,
materials used (textbooks, software, etc.), topics to be covered, a meeting schedule and a
bibliography. Any course syllabus submitted to AUM should contain the following
Option Two. Detailed Course Description from Student’s Home University’s Academic
Course Catalog or Course Bulletin: Course Description example
The second acceptable option is to provide a course description for every course desired for
transfer. Generally, a course description includes a course title, contact hours (if applicable),
credit hours, and description of the content of the course and any prerequisites or
co-requisites. The main focus should be on content of the course. If the description is too
vague or general, credit is unlikely to be awarded.
AUM reserves the right to request additional information as needed. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the articulation guidelines and to ensure that all documents submitted to AUM are complete, accurate and verifiable.
All course syllabi or course descriptions MUST be in English. AUM prefers that these documents be submitted directly from the institution to AUM. Documents downloaded, in English, from the institution’s website will also be acceptable but only if a direct link to the description or syllabus is provided.
Course information should be submitted to the Office of Global Initiatives by one of the following methods:
Whether you provide detailed course syllabi or detailed course descriptions, all documents submitted to AUM are subject to verification and become the property of AUM and therefore, will not be released. If any document is found to be fraudulent, the student will be found responsible and subject to disciplinary action.
Generally, if course articulation has been coordinated though the Office of Global Initiatives and evaluated, the student must supply additional information in order to have the coursework reviewed a second time.
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