Transfer of Graduate Credit – LR 509.18

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Transfer of Graduate Credit
Policy Number: LR 509.18
Effective Date: August 1, 2009
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Graduate credit may be granted for equivalent courses from other institutions with approval of the appropriate program coordinator and the dean of the Graduate School. Such credit may not exceed one-half of the program requirements, exclusive of thesis or other exit project credits, must be no more than five years old at the time of transfer, and must have a letter grade of B or better.

Courses without letter grades (graded as credit, satisfactory, pass) must be accompanied by official evidence that such grades equated to a B or better at the institution at which they were earned. Accredited graduate programs usually accept transfer credits only from similarly accredited programs. Credit earned at virtual universities and for-profit universities will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Transfer grades are not computed as part of a student’s GPA.

Individual programs may accept fewer transfer hours than the Graduate School maximum. Applications for transfer of credit for previous course work must be made and recorded within 12 months of admission to the UA Little Rock Graduate School. In rare circumstances, appeals may be made to the dean of the Graduate School regarding exceptions to the limits. Credits accepted for transfer will be posted when the student’s Application for Transfer has been approved and forwarded by the dean of the Graduate School.

Source: UALR Graduate Council and Faculty Senate
Status: Active
Approved by: Pat Pellicane, Dean of Graduate School
Custodian: Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School