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Transfer Policy

Credits are considered for transfer from any regionally or nationally accredited college or university as well as The American Council on Education (ACE), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST/DANTES), The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and Excelsior, and other non-traditional forms of learning as deemed appropriate by College Deans or designees. Decisions on the transfer of credits are ultimately at the discretion of the College Deans or designees. Students may formally appeal transfer decisions to the Provost or designee. Appeals must be submitted in writing and must be accompanied by supporting documentation or evidence such as a course syllabus. Students are urged to review the specific policy statement applicable to each degree program regarding maximum transferable credits to the program and concentration, or both. Transfer credits will not be included in the calculation of overall GPA.

Trident has adopted the following conditions and procedures for transfer of credits:

  • Undergraduate students are required to provide official transcripts of all prior academic work from regionally or nationally accredited institutions.
  • Masters and Doctoral students are required to provide official transcripts of any prior academic work that they wish to be considered for transfer evaluation.
  • Undergraduate students with conferred Associate’s degrees are required to provide official transcripts from all sources applied to their Associate’s degree.
  • Active and former military undergraduate students must submit official military transcripts for any service schools or occupational specialties held.
  • All eligible college-level coursework will be posted to the undergraduate student’s permanent record with the following exceptions:
    • Failed coursework
    • Withdrawn courses
    • Direct equivalents that have been repeated
    • Repeated courses unless the transfer institution indicates the course is repeatable
  • Undergraduate students must have earned a grade of “C-” or higher to meet the following requirements:
    • General Education Mathematics
    • General Education English
    • Program Core
    • Upper Division Requirements
  • Masters and Doctoral students must have earned a grade of “B-“ or higher to meet any degree requirement.
  • Additional forms of non-traditional credit will be posted to the undergraduate student’s permanent record only if applied to meet degree requirements.
  • At the undergraduate level a student may transfer in academically transferable credit no matter the date of completion. Where the content of a course is deemed outdated or no longer equivalent or relevant by the college, the credits for that course will transfer as general elective credits only.
  • Masters and Doctoral coursework completed within the previous seven years is transferable unless the content is deemed outdated by the college.