Transfer Credit Information & Instructions

An applicant should submit a currently issued official transcript from all institutions of higher education that he/she has attended within 30 days of the beginning of his/her first semester/session of enrollment. Transcripts become property of SOWELA and part of the permanent student record. Decisions regarding the award of transfer credit will be determined no later than the end of the first semester a student is enrolled.

  • Transfer credit is generally accepted from institutions that are accredited through recognized agencies. Transfers from other institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Conversion from quarter hours to semester hours and conversion to a four-point grading scale will be made as needed.
  • Course content, prerequisites, and level of instruction will be reviewed.
  • Only grades of "C” or better will be considered for transfer credit.
  • No credit toward graduation will be given for remedial or developmental courses.
  • No credit will be given for courses taken at other institutions while under suspension from SOWELA.
  • Application of transfer credit toward the completion of program requirements will be determined by the student’s academic department.
  • Transfer students must meet all criteria for graduation as stated in the catalog.
  • Grades accepted for transfer credit will not be used in the computation of grade point average for the purpose of determining graduation with honors.



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