Criteria for Evaluating, Awarding, and Accepting Credit Transfer:
- Coursework must align with the university’s mission and be consistent with collegiate-level standards.
- Transfer credits are evaluated based on comparability in content, rigor, and outcomes to courses offered at the university.
- A minimum grade of “C” or its equivalent is required for the acceptance of transfer credits.
- Official transcripts and course syllabi may be required for the evaluation process.
- The total number of transfer credits is subject to university policies and program-specific limitations.
Credit by Examination:
- Credit may be awarded for examination programs such as AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP (College-Level Examination Program), or other recognized standardized exams.
- Minimum scores required for credit consideration are determined by the university and communicated to students.
Experiential Learning and Prior Learning Assessment:
- Experiential learning credits may be awarded for documented and assessed real-world experiences relevant to the academic program.
- Prior learning assessment methods, such as portfolios or assessments, may be used to evaluate and award credit for non-traditional learning experiences.
Advanced Placement (AP) and Professional Certificates:
- Advanced Placement (AP) courses completed during high school may be considered for credit based on exam performance.
- Professional certificates relevant to the academic program may be evaluated for credit transfer.
Quality Assurance and Disclosure:
- The institution is responsible for maintaining the quality of coursework and credits awarded, ensuring they meet collegiate-level standards.
- Policies and procedures regarding credit transfer are published in university documentation, including the student handbook and official website.
- Articulation agreements with other institutions are disclosed, specifying the terms and conditions of credit transfer. The names of the institutions with which agreements are made are prominently listed.
Communication and Administration:
- The transfer of credit policies and procedures are communicated to relevant administrative staff, faculty, and students.
- Regular training sessions for staff involved in the credit evaluation process to ensure consistent and fair application of policies.
This Transfer of Credit Policy reflects the commitment of the Faith Leads University to transparency, fairness, and maintaining the academic integrity of its programs.
Guidelines, for Evaluating, Granting and Accepting Credit Transfers:
- The coursework should align with the university’s mission. Meet the standards expected at the level.
- When assessing transfer credits we consider how comparable they are to the courses offered by our university in terms of content rigor and desired outcomes.
- To accept transfer credits a minimum grade of “C” or its equivalent is required.
- During the evaluation process we may request transcripts and course syllabi for review.
- Please note that the total number of transfer credits allowed is subject to our university’s policies and any specific limitations within programs.
Credit Obtained through Examinations:
- We may award credit for examination programs such as AP (Advanced Placement) CLEP (College Level Examination Program) or other recognized exams.
- The minimum scores required to be considered for credit will be determined by our university and communicated to all students.
Recognition of Experiential Learning. Prior Learning Assessment:
- We recognize that experiential learning can be valuable so we may award credits for documented real world experiences that are relevant to your program.
- In some cases we use methods, like portfolios or assessments to evaluate and grant credit for traditional learning experiences.
Advanced Placement (AP). Professional Certificates:
- If you completed Advanced Placement (AP) courses, during school we may consider granting you credit based on how you performed in the exams.
- We also evaluate certificates that are relevant to your chosen academic program for possible credit transfer.
- We as an institution have a responsibility to ensure that the coursework and credits we award meet the standards expected at the level.
- Our policies and procedures regarding credit transfer are clearly stated in our university documentation, which includes the student handbook and official website.
- We disclose any articulation agreements we have with institutions, which outline the terms and conditions of credit transfer. The names of these institutions are prominently listed.
Communication and Administration:
- We make sure to communicate our credit transfer policies and procedures to administrative staff, faculty members and students.
- To maintain fairness and consistency in applying our policies we provide training sessions for staff involved in the evaluation of credits.
At Faith Leads University this Transfer of Credit Policy demonstrates our commitment to transparency, fairness and upholding the integrity of our programs.