Applicants are considered transfer students if they have enrolled for any college-level course work at another U.S. Department of Education-recognized accredited higher education institution or an equivalent foreign institution, full-time or part-time, since graduating from high school. Applicants are not considered transfer students if the only college-level classes they have taken were while enrolled in high school. To be considered for admission, transfer students must report all previous college work and have official transcripts forwarded to the Admissions Office directly from the issuing institution. Students who have successfully completed less than 15 semester hours of college credit must have high school transcripts indicating date of graduation or proof of successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test sent directly to the Admissions Office from the issuing institution. Transcripts received by the University become the property of the University and will not be given to the student or reproduced under any circumstances.
IMPORTANT: All foreign transcripts must be converted to U.S. standards by one of the following U.S. evaluation service companies listed below. An official course for course evaluation must be sent directly to Admissions Office.
|Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)||https://ece.org|
|International Education research Foundations, Inc. (IERF)||https://ierf.org|
|World Education Services, Inc. (WES)||https://wes.org|
Transfer students must demonstrate satisfactory academic performance as evidenced by an overall grade point average of 2.00 or better on a 4.00 scale on all college work attempted and be in good academic standing at their last institution of attendance.
Students who do not have a cumulative (overall) grade point average of at least 2.00 or were not in good academic standing at their last institution of attendance may be admitted to the University on probation if one of the following is applicable:
Students admitted on conditional admission must maintain a grade point average of 2.00 or better during their first semester of enrollment to be eligible for continued enrollment.
The General Education Waiver is strictly for those students who have earned an Associate Degree from another institution. The waiver request must be approved by the Program Department and the College Dean of the Bachelor's degree the student wish to pursue.
Transfer students must report all previous college work and have official transcripts forwarded to the Admissions and Records Office directly from the issuing institution.
The Admissions and Records Office will review official transcripts and determine course equivalency for credit to meet general education and degree requirements based on course descriptions and recommendation from faculty, dean, or General Education Committee.
All degree-level courses completed at any university, along with their grades, will be recorded on the University of Guam transcript.
Credits earned from other institutions are evaluated for transfer on the basis of a minimum grade of “C” and the maximum number of credit hours allowed is assigned on this basis.
A student’s cumulative grade-point standing at the University will, at any time, be based on all academic work attempted at the University of Guam and at the institution(s) from which the student transferred.
To allow a course to fulfill a required UOG course or a general education category or major/minor requirement, a substitution request form is needed.
Steps for substitution of transfer credits:
Transfer students’ transcripts must be forwarded by the Registrar of the institution previously attended directly to the Registrar at the University of Guam. Determination of acceptable courses and credit hours from other institutions and the particular courses which will apply toward the completion of the student's program will be made by the Registrar of the University of Guam. The major program faculty and relevant Dean recommend course equivalencies for major or upper level courses. For other courses, the discipline Faculty, Dean or General Education Committee will often recommend equivalencies.
All degree level courses completed at any university, along with their grades, will be recorded on the University of Guam transcript with the credits accepted for transfer indicated. The recording procedures will be determined by the Office of Admission and Records, and an effort will be made to provide information for academic advisement as soon as possible.
Credits earned from other institutions are evaluated for transfer on the basis of a minimum of C, and the maximum number of credit hours allowed is assigned on this basis. A student's cumulative grade-point standing at the University will, at any time, be based on all academic work attempted at the University of Guam and at the institution(s) from which the student transferred.
Students requesting evaluation of credits from unaccredited institutions (those not listed in directories such as Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education) must submit a copy of the school catalog and, if necessary, supportive information from the school's Registrar, in order to have their credits evaluated. Credit acceptance will be based on the recommendations of the University of Guam department offering similar courses (after the unit is requested by the Office of Admissions and Records to evaluate the credits.) The Registrar’s decision is final. Furthermore, students must earn 30 semester hours at the University before an evaluation can be made.
Lower-division transfer courses that are equated to upper-division courses at the University of Guam do not carry upper-division credits, even though they may satisfy certain University of Guam upper-division course requirements. They do not relieve the student of the requirement of having a minimum of 40 upper-division credits for graduation.
Transfer credit refers to credit earned at one college that is transferred to a second institution.
Yes. Equivalent and Elective Credits.
The Office of the Registrar determines how credit transfers. For other courses, the discipline Faculty, Dean or General Education Committee will often recommend equivalencies for major or upper-level courses though Course Substitution.
How credits transfer is specific to the receiving institution; two colleges may treat the same class differently.
All college-level courses will transfer but courses completed with a D grade or below are not allowed to satisfy any General Ed or major degree requirements.
Lower division courses are those that are numbered as 100 or 200 level courses, and upper division courses are 300 and 400 level courses.
Transfer students must have an overall grade point average of 2.00 or better on a 4.00 scale on all college work attempted and be in good academic standing at their last institution of attendance.
No. Remedial or developmental courses do not transfer.
Yes. High school students who have taken an AP course must take an AP exam to receive college credit.
Complete an application for admission (or readmission) at least a semester before you plan to attend.
Although institutions generally accept an unlimited number of transfer credits, each institution has limits on the maximum number of credits it will apply to a certificate or degree program.
|REMEMBER: Each institution has unique admission and evaluation criteria. Please refer to transferring guidelines at the institution from which you intend to graduate.|