Transfer of D Grades - 501.10
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock|
|Policy Name: Transfer of D Grades|
|Policy Number: 501.10|
|Effective Date: April 1, 2010|
Typically only undergraduate courses with grades of C or greater from a regionally accredited institution will transfer to UALR. However, the UA Board of Trustees ruled in December 2003 that students may transfer up to six credit hours of courses with grades of D if a grade of D would be accepted for credit in the corresponding course at UALR.
However, there are exceptions to this policy:
- If the UALR equivalent serves as a prerequisite for other courses, and that prerequisite requires a grade higher than D, the transferred credit will not fulfill the prerequisite requirement. In this situation, the student will have to repeat the course to earn the required grade for the prerequisite. For example, General Biology 1400 or 1401 is a prerequisite for biology majors and a grade of C or better is required.
- If a grade higher than D is required to fulfill the requirements of a specific major or minor, the transferred credit will not fulfill major or minor requirements. In this situation, the student will have to repeat the course and earn a C or better, or earn a C or better in another course that satisfies his or her major/minor requirements. For example, the College of Business requires a C or above in MATH 1342, Business Calculus. If the student transfers a D grade in that course, the course will have to be repeated for a business major.
- If a D grade was earned in either of the following equivalent UALR core courses, the student will be required to repeat the course(s): RHET 1311, Composition I or RHET 1312, Composition II. These specific general education core courses require a grade of A, B, or C to satisfy the requirement. Some colleges and majors may also require a C or above in other general education core course. For example, the College of Education requires a C or above in SPCH 1300, Speech Communication.
Please note that in the three exceptions described above, the student will have to repeat the transferred course that has a D grade and earn a grade sufficient to satisfy UALR’s requirement, and, because it will be a repeated course, the student will be awarded credit hours only for the most recent grade.
D Policy and Act 182 of 2009
Transfer students who have earned an Associate of Art, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Art in Teaching that qualifies under Act 182 of 2009 (aka the Rogers Phillips Act) shall have the D’s they earned as part of their degree accepted for credit according to the same policies that apply to students who earn D’s in courses at UALR.
Requests for D Grade Transfers
A request form to transfer credit from courses with D grades will be evaluated only after a completed application for admission and final transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities have been received in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Only undergraduate courses taken at regionally accredited institutions will transfer to UALR.
Only credit hours transfer; grades do not transfer. Grades earned at another institution are not used in calculating the student’s overall GPA earned at UALR. However, the transferred D grades may be included in the calculation of GPA in the student’s major and minor.
Graduation honors are calculated on all academic work including all UALR credit courses, all repeated courses and all work completed at all other institutions, whether accepted as transfer credit at UALR or not.
The request for transfer of up to six hours of credit for D graded courses may be made at any time prior to the awarding of the degree. This request can be made more than once, in which case, the most recent request(s) will be transferred.
This policy also applies to students enrolled at UALR who have Special Exception Forms approved to enroll concurrently or as a transient student at another institution.
Second Associate or Baccalaureate Degrees
The D transfer policy also applies to students pursuing a second associate or baccalaureate degree, if the transfer courses are taken after completion of the previous degree. However, those courses with D grades will not count toward the 30 credit hour residency requirement for second baccalaureate degrees.
Source: UALR Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10, p. 26 & UALR Website
Revised: April 26, 2011
Approved By: Dr. Joel Anderson, May 5, 2004 & VCESS, April 1, 2010 (review date)
Custodian:Admissions and Financial Aid