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610 Transfer Policies

610.01 Policies and Regulations Affecting the Award of Transfer Credit

The College at Brockport will award transfer credit for course work completed at institutions accredited by a regional accrediting body as defined by the Council on Post secondary Accreditation (COPA), for example, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. These credits will be accepted without further review.

Course work completed at institutions accredited by other recognized boards that are constituent members of COPA will be considered on a course-by-course basis. Acceptance of courses will be based upon subject matter and relationship to established Brockport programs. Work taken at institutions not under the aegis of COPA will not be granted transfer credit.

  1. Procedures for evaluating transcripts from institutions accredited by COPA, other than a regional one:

    1. Admissions Office: Once a student is accepted for admission to the College, the Admissions Office will notify the student that his/her transcript will be reviewed on an individual course basis to determine which courses will be accepted for transfer credit a Brockport. The student will also be informed that it is his/her responsibility to provide documentation (e.g., a catalog from the transferred school) to permit the evaluation. In some cases, a reviewing academic department may require additional documentation.

    2. Academic Department: The student will submit the documentation to the appropriate academic department. The decision will be based primarily on whether such a course might reasonably be taught at Brockport.
      As departments approve courses from different schools, the Academic Advisement Office will computerize the results and build a database for future reference by academic departments and offices.

    3. Record Keeping: the Office of Academic Advisement will enter Information for all evaluations and transfer credit approvals into the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS). Any documentation will be filed in the student's permanent folder and kept in the Office of Registration and Records.

  2. Notes Regarding Transfer Credit:

    1. The credit given transfer students who do not qualify for transfer credit under the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Science, or the Associate of Applied Science policies stated below will depend on: (a) regional accreditation of that college; (b) extent to which courses and course credit meet the curriculum requirements at Brockport.

    2. General college credit will be awarded for all courses in which a passing grade has been earned, subject to the conditions stated above provided that the student's entering GPA does not fall below the 2.0 required for admission. However, academic programs may demand a minimum grade of "C" for prerequisite and/or required courses in the major.

    3. Any student who transfers from an institution on the quarter system shall have the total number of acceptable transfer credits as described by the previous institution multiplied by a factor of two-thirds.

    4. Any student who transfers to Brockport from a regionally accredited college on the semester plan may be given the same unit(s) of credit at Brockport that he/she received at the previous institution.

    5. The cumulative grade point average for all undergraduate transfer students is based solely on work taken at Brockport. Grade point averages from institutions previously attended are not employed in meeting any of the requirements of this College.

    6. When a student who has previously registered for credit courses through the Office of Adult and Continuing Education at Brockport is admitted to matriculated status at the College, all courses, credits, grades, and quality points are recorded on the Brockport permanent record.

    7. Transfer students who have questions concerning the evaluation and transfer of credit are urged to contact the Office of Academic Advisement before the completion of their first semester on campus.

  3. Receipt of Final Transcripts: A transfer student is admitted with provisional matriculation pending the receipt and evaluation of the final transcript. It is the student's responsibility to request that a final transcript from each school previously attended be sent to the Office of Admissions before mid-semester of the semester of entry. Permission to register for the succeeding semester will not be granted until the transcript is received.

610.02 Transfer Credit

  1. From Two-year Colleges:

    1. Students holding an approved associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college may transfer up to 64 credits. These students automatically are granted at least 60 credits and junior status, although this does not ensure graduation in two years. All transfer students must meet appropriate degree requirements at the College at Brockport.

    2. Students without an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college may transfer up to 64 credits and be granted junior status, although this does not ensure graduation in two years. All transfer students must meet appropriate degree requirements at the College at Brockport.

    3. Transfer students who wish to matriculate at the College at Brockport under the provisions governing the transfer of A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree packages must present evidence of degree completion prior to their matriculation at the College at Brockport.

  2. From Four-year Colleges: A total of 96 transfer credits may be accepted for transfer from any regionally accredited four-year college or university or any combination of outside credit sources.

610.03 General Education Requirements for Transfer Students

The College recognizes four kinds of transfer students based on the total number of credits transferred, the number of liberal arts credits transferred, and the possession or absence of an associate’s degree.

Requirement for transfers with the AA, AS/Liberal Arts track, or AAS degree with at least 40 credits in the liberal arts

  1. Regarded as having fulfilled the College Composition, Quantitative Skills, and Breadth Component requirements of the College.

  2. Required to complete a Contemporary Issues course at the College at Brockport.

  3. Must complete Perspectives on Women and Computer Literacy requirements. Transfer credit may be used to fulfill these requirements.

Requirements for persons with the AS/Career Track or AAS degree and fewer than 40 credits in Liberal Arts:

  1. Regarded as having fulfilled the College Composition and Quantitative Skills requirements of the College.

  2. Required to have at least one course in each Breadth Component category: fine arts, natural and mathematical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Transfer credit may be used to fulfill this requirement.

  3. Required to complete a Contemporary Issues course at the College at Brockport.

  4. Must complete Perspectives on Women and Computer Literacy requirements. Transfer credits may be used to fulfill these requirements.

Requirements for persons without an associate’s degree, transferring 24 or more total credits: (Transfer credit may be used to fulfill items 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 below.)

  1. One course in College Composition.

  2. One course in Quantitative Skills. For transfer purposes, course work at the level of intermediate algebra or above, and any college-level statistics course, meets this requirement.

  3. Breadth Component requirements:

    1. Two courses in the fine arts area (performance not required).
    2. Two courses in the natural and mathematical sciences area (lab not required).
    3. Two courses in the humanities area.
    4. Two courses in the social science area.
    5. Courses from the same discipline may not be used in a given area

    (Note: Comparative Perspectives is not required.)

  4. One course in Contemporary Issues taken at the College at Brockport.

  5. Perspectives on Women.

  6. Computer Literacy requirement.

Requirements for persons without an associate’s degree transferring 23 credits or fewer:

These students must meet the College at Brockport’s regular General Education requirements, including Academic Planning Seminar (APS), College Composition, Quantitative Skills, the Breadth Component (including its laboratory, studio, and comparative perspectives requirements), Contemporary Issues, Perspectives on Women, and Computer Literacy.

610.04 Note on Computer Literary Requirement

Entering transfer students may waive the Computer Literacy requirement by one of the following three methods: (1) transferring credit for at least one approved college-level computer science course, (2) passing the Computer Literacy examination, (3) submitting course outlines to the Director of General Education for evaluation. (Faculty Senate #15, 1982-83, 1/31/83)

610.05 Award of Academic Credit by Evaluation

College credit, which counts toward baccalaureate degree requirements, may also be earned through proficiency examinations or other documented educational experiences. Students can qualify for advanced standing in the programs of some academic departments and take examinations for credit in others. The following represents general College policy with regard to these options.

  1. Advanced Placement Program: Credit is awarded for scores of 3 or higher on the 5 point scale, established by the Advanced Placement Program, based on departmental recommendation. Entering freshmen request official scores be forwarded to the College at the time of the examination. Transfer students write to Advanced Placement Examinations, Box 977-IS, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 to request that official scores be sent to the Office of Admissions at the College.

  2. College Level Examination Program (CLEP): Credit is awarded for scores 50 or higher on all CLEP Examinations. Credit will not be awarded for any examination if students have already completed coursework-containing knowledge being tested.

    • Information concerning national test dates, centers, and application forms may be obtained from College Level Examination Program, Box 6600, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6600. For information concerning local test dates and application forms, contact the Monroe Community College CLEP Office. Official scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions at the College.

  3. Excelsior College Exams: Credit is awarded as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Official scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions at the College.

  4. Departmental Credit-by-Examination: Departmental credit-by-examination offers students an opportunity to earn credit by means of examination for courses regularly offered by the College. Credit is awarded for examinations in which a grade of "C" or higher is obtained.

Notes on Departmental Credit-by-Examination:

  1. Credit-by-examination is available only in courses regularly offered by the department and designated as being offered for credit-by-examination.

  2. Students who are interested in earning credit-by-examination should consult with the chairperson of the appropriate department.

  3. Provision for taking the examination is made by the student with the appropriate department using the application form available in the Office of Academic Advisement.

  4. Payment of a fee is required prior to taking the examination.

  5. A student must certify that he/she was not previous and is not currently enrolled in the course in order to be eligible, and may attempt credit-by-examination for a given course only once. Further, students must present such evidence, and meet such requirements, as may be established by the departments administering the examination for credit.

  6. Credit earned is recorded on the College at Brockport permanent record as credit-by-examination with course number and title and credits indicated. The grade earned is not recorded and is not used in computing the cumulative grade point average.

  1. Formal Military Training: Credit for service training programs will be granted in the categories of Technical-Associate Degree (including lower-division baccalaureate) and upper-division baccalaureate when such credit is appropriate to meeting degree requirements. The amount of credit awarded will be based on the recommendations of the Office of Educational Credit of the American Council on Education. Major credit will be assigned only upon written approval of the department. Official transcript or certification of completion of a program should be sent to the Office of Admissions at the College.

  2. United States Armed Forces Institute: (USAFI)/Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Credit will be awarded in appropriate subjects based on the American Council on Education recommendations for the following scores:

    • Major credit will be assigned only upon written approval of the department. An official transcript should be sent to the Office of Admissions at the College.

  3. Educational Programs in Non-collegiate Organizations: Credit for educational programs in non-collegiate organizations will be granted based on the recommendation of the Office of Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction of the New York Education Department or American Council on Education credit recommendations. Major credit will be assigned only upon written approval of the department. Programs for which there are no recommendations may be recommended for experiential evaluation. An official transcript indicating completion of the program should be sent to the Office of Admissions.

610.06 Transfer of Credit in Summer Sessions at Other Colleges

Students who are regularly enrolled at Brockport may attend summer school at another accredited institution and have the credits transferred to the College at Brockport. In order to have the courses certified as fulfilling the requirements at Brockport, the student prior to taking such courses should complete a “Student Course Approval” form. These forms are available in the Office of Academic Advisement. Please note the following:

  1. A catalog description of the courses submitted for approval must accompany the form.
  2. Course credit may be transferred; grades may not.
  3. A grade of "D" may be transferred provided the cumulative index for all courses transferred to the College at Brockport does not fall below the minimum of 2.0.

The student’s major, minor, or certification department must approve courses taken to fulfill the requirements for the academic major, minor, or teacher certification program.

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Last Updated 1/19/18

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