Transfer Of Credit Policy


For students enrolling at Southeastern College, credit for courses or degrees completed at another institution is subject to approval by the Dean of Academic Affairs. These courses must be similar in content and duration to those offered in the program for which an applicant has applied. The Dean of Academic Affairs makes a temporary evaluation from unofficial transcripts. However, only courses listed on official transcripts receive permanent official transfer credit. (To grant such credit, Southeastern College must receive official transcripts – those mailed directly to Southeastern College by the previous institution –prior to when the course is scheduled to be completed at Southeastern College.) Students are responsible for having official transcripts sent to Southeastern College from their former institution(s).

Southeastern College requires that, at a minimum, a student complete the final 25% of a program through the College. Transfer students are informed in writing of any credits accepted as transferable.

It may be necessary for students to forfeit some previously earned credit in the transfer process since college philosophies, objectives and programs may vary and change from year to year. Therefore, Southeastern College makes no blanket statement or promise of acceptance of credits from any other institution.

Transfer Credits From Accredited Institutions


Southeastern College accepts transfer credits applicable to an applicant’s program of study from national / regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The acceptance of courses from nationally/regionally accredited institutions is contingent upon appropriate faculty credentials and applicable length and content of the course to be transferred. Transfer credit is granted only for courses in which a letter grade of “C” or higher was earned (2.0 on a 4.0 scale). Prior to granting transfer of credit for any course, the College reserves the right to test applicants or request that they successfully pass an examination administered by a Southeastern College faculty member.

Transfer Of Credits From Southeastern College


Students who are interested in continuing their education at an institution other than Southeastern College should first make inquiry at the institution they plan to attend to determine credits and requirements needed for entrance to that institution. Transferability of credits is at the discretion of a receiving institution. Southeastern College cannot assure transfer of credit. Students should contact the Dean of Academic Affairs for specific information.

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