Regionally accredited colleges and universities
Credit may be given for courses transferred from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Credits only, not grades, are transferred for “C” or better courses. Courses with less than a “C” grade may be accepted at the discretion of the Vice President of Instructional Services provided those courses do not conflict with any other program or institutional policies. Courses on transcripts are evaluated by the Registrar’s Office according to the student’s selected program.
Students transferring credit from another college or university must submit an official transcript from the issuing institution. Upon receipt of the official transcript or other documentation, the Registrar’s office staff will evaluate the transferability of credit. Transcripts are evaluated according to the criteria in the college catalog and transfer evaluation procedures are documented align with the policy. The Registrar’s Office takes the following steps in determining transferability of course:
- Verify individual submitting transcript is either an applicant or student to Kirtland.
- Confirm transcript is official
- Is the college or university regionally accredited?
- Identify courses that college level with a grade of C or better.
- Confirm student’s program of study to determine which courses are applicable to chosen program of study.
Non-regionally accredited colleges and universities
Credit may be given for courses transferred from non-regionally accredited colleges and universities. The policy is the same as described above for “transfer of credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities” with the following exceptions:
- The Registrar’s office may choose to request a recommendation of transfer credit for the transcript in question from the academic Dean/Director or his/her designee for the program in which the student has enrolled.
- The student may be requested to demonstrate knowledge and/or skills commensurate with the performance required for satisfactory completion of existing courses.
- Credit may or may not be granted.
Prior Learning Options
A student must have a Kirtland application on file, have earned at least one credit hour at Kirtland, be in good academic standing, and be actively seeking a certificate or a degree to be eligible for prior learning credit options. Prior learning credit may be specific course credit or an elective credit in a specific area. Program requirements should be reviewed to determine how prior learning credits will apply towards graduation. These credits cannot be applied toward satisfying minimum residency requirements for graduation. A credit grade (CR) will be awarded for proficiency exams and for portfolios evaluated at a 2.0 or better grade level. A maximum number of 15 credits can be awarded through CLEP/DSST, AP, departmental exams, and portfolio options. This does not apply to credit earned by licensure.
To view the policy, go to POL 6.008 Transfer of Credits