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Transferring Credit to Aultman College

The transfer equivalency guide is a tool for prospective students to use when reviewing the transferability of courses to Aultman College. It is important for students transferring credit to Aultman College to submit a final official transcript after completing all coursework from another institution.  Additional information regarding transfer credit can be found in the Transfer Credit Policy below. For questions about transferring credit, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credit analysis is conducted after a student is accepted into Aultman College. Only official English language transcripts will be reviewed to determine which course(s) from previously attended educational institutions will transfer. A transcript is considered official when stamped with the official school seal, signed by the appropriate school official, and received in a sealed envelope from the originating institution.

 

Typically, previous coursework will be accepted as transfer credit, provided that:

  • The credit was awarded by a post-secondary institution accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations
  • Math and Science courses must be completed with a B (3.0) or better; all other courses must be completed with a C (2.0) or better. 

Coursework from a postsecondary institution not accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations will be considered on an individual basis through course to course validation. Exceptions can be made by the Registrar in consultation with the Dean/Program Director. Equivalency will be determined through a comparison of course syllabi by the appropriate personnel.

 

For individuals with experience in the armed forces of the United States, or in the National Guard or in a reserve component, the program shall review the individual’s military education and skills training to determine whether any of the military education or skills training is substantially equivalent to the curriculum established in Chapter 4723-5 of the Administrative Code; and award credit to the individual for any substantially equivalent military education or skills training.

 

  •  Transfer credit awards become FINAL three (3) weeks prior to the expected graduation date. All submissions and appeals must be completed prior to that final date.
  •  Aultman College does not accept transfer credit for developmental coursework.
  •  Math and Science courses must be completed with a B (3.0) or better; all other courses must be completed with a C (2.0) or better.
  •  If a student does not complete a pre-requisite course with a C or better, a higher level course cannot be used for transfer credit.

 

For evaluation purposes, courses must have the equivalent content as determined by catalog course descriptions, or evaluation by departmental faculty, in order for the student to receive transfer credit. Resources such as past catalogs, course descriptions, and course syllabi may be acquired and used. Content is based on the catalog and course description for the specific term during which the student completed the course.

  1. Evaluation of courses NOT part of the current transfer credit equivalency list will be completed by the Registrar and/or Academic Division Directors who are responsible for determining course content matches. Resources such as past catalogs, course descriptions, and course syllabi may be acquired and used.

  2. Transfer courses must match or exceed the semester credit-hour requirement for Aultman College courses; for example, 5.0 and 4.0 quarter credit-hour courses will be considered equivalent to a 3.0 semester credit- hour course.

 

Transfer credit may be granted for coursework completed at other institutions, and the following exams: advanced placement (AP), CLEP, DSST, or UExcel. Please refer to the Aultman College Transfer Credit Equivalencies (located on the website www.aultmancollege.edu) for specific details. Awarded transfer credit grades are reflected on the student’s Aultman College transcript; however, they are not reflected in the student’s grade-point average (GPA).

 

Associate Degree Programs

Please note the following rules regarding transfer credit:

  •  The college residency requirement states that 41 credit hours of any associate degree program must be completed at Aultman College
  •  Math and science courses must be completed within seven (7) years of the semester date of the request. Nursing courses must be completed within three (3) years of the semester date of the request.
  •  Math and Science courses must be completed with a B (3.0) or better; all other courses must be completed with a C (2.0) or better.
  •  Transfer credit cannot be denied based on a COMPASS test score

 

Aultman College reserves the right to determine the acceptability of transfer credits in accord with its regulatory bodies and College policies. Acceptable transfer credit must reflect the content and credit-hour requirements set forth by Aultman College, both for general education and specific programs of study. This policy is not a guarantee of transfer credit to be granted for any course. Courses accepted from other institutions, along with AP ,CLEP, DSST and UExcel exams, are subject to revision on an annual basis; therefore, Aultman College reserves the right to change, at any time, and without notice, the criteria for awarding credit in any or all subject areas.

 

BSN Program

Please note the following rules regarding transfer credit:

  •  For a BSN degree, 120 credit hours are required to graduate from Aultman College. Thirty-two (32) of those credits are granted for an active unencumbered RN license. Students must complete twenty-six (26) additional credit hours of nursing coursework in the BSN curriculum.
  •  Students must complete sixty-two (62) credit hours of general education coursework, all of which is available at Aultman College. There is the opportunity to transfer in fifty (50) of those sixty-two (62) credit hours.
  •  A maximum of 82 transfer semester credit hours toward a completion degree can be granted in accordance with the Aultman College residency requirement, which states that 38 credit hours must be completed at Aultman College.
  •  We will accept general education coursework with no time limitations on the completion of those courses.
  •  A grade of C or better must be achieved in order for the student to receive transfer credit.

 

The College grants credit by examination, on a limited basis, through AP, CLEP, DSST and UExcel exams. Students must meet the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended Credit granting scores for AP, CLEP and DSST in order to earn the credit. UExcel exams receive letter grades and credit will be awarded according to the Aultman College transfer credit policy.

 

Awarded transfer credit grades are reflected on the student’s Aultman College transcript; however, they are not reflected in the student’s grade-point average (GPA).

 

Procedure:

  •  Transfer credit will be evaluated ONLY after a student is accepted to Aultman College with final credit awards being made three (3) weeks prior to the expected graduation date. All submissions and appeals must be completed prior to that final date.
  •  The student submits all relevant official transcripts to Admissions for transfer credit consideration. Courses to be considered for transfer credit must appear on the transcript from the original institution from which the course was taken.

a. After the student is accepted to Aultman College, the Registrar evaluates the transcript.

b. The Registrar cross-references the current transfer credit equivalencies list with the transcript and grants credit for exact matches.

c. If the Registrar cannot determine the match, the appropriate faculty member will evaluate the course based on course outcomes.

  •  Once credit is granted, the Registrar enters data into the student information management system. For credit granted from non-equivalency institutions, data is additionally entered into an internal tracking spreadsheet.
  •  A Statement of Student Transfer Courses is generated and the student is notified of the results.

 

  •  If the student disagrees with the awarding of transfer credit, he/she must complete the Appeal Procedure no later than three (3) weeks prior to his/her expected graduation date (see Appeal Procedure below)

 

Appeal Procedure:

Following the evaluation of a student transcript from another institution, Aultman College shall provide the student with a Statement of Student Transfer Courses. At the same time Aultman College will inform the student of the institution’s appeals process. This process is multi-level and responses will be issued promptly. In the event that a student wishes to appeal a course transfer decision rendered by the Office of the Registrar at Aultman College, the student shall follow the process herein:

 

  •  If the student disagrees with the awarding of transfer credit, he/she has, at the latest, until three (3) weeks prior to the student’s expected graduation date to complete the appeal of the award.
  • The student should complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form which is found on the college website (www.aultmancollege.edu).
  • The completed Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form should be submitted with course syllabi to the Office of the Registrar. The appeal form will be delivered to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The student is advised to keep a copy as a personal record.
  •  The Vice President of Academic Affairs will re-evaluate the course(s) for which the student is requesting reconsideration in consultation with the Dean/Program Director. Once the re-evaluation is completed, the student will be notified of the final decision. This process should be completed by the Administration within two (2) weeks of the date of receipt of the complete appeal request including attached syllabi.

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