Policy 210.17

Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation and Appeal Process

Owner:  Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer

  1. Transfer Credit for Graduate Programs that Do Not Require  DCL,  PRO  or  CBR 600

    1. UMGC may accept up to 6 semester hours of graduate credit toward a graduate degree program or up to 3 semester hours of graduate credit toward a graduate certificate at UMGC if earned at an approved institution and if related to the student's program of study.

    2. The MBA, Executive programs, MS in Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation, and Data Analytics, and Doctor of Management programs do not accept transfer credit.

  2. Transfer Credit for Graduate Programs Requiring  DCL,  PRO  or  CBR 600

    1. UMGC may accept  6 semester hours of graduate credit in replacement of Decisive Thinking, Communicating, and Leading (6 Credits, DCL 600), Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Professional Fields (6 Credits, PRO 600) or Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Cybersecurity (6 Credits, CBR 600) for students enrolled in a graduate degree program or post-baccalaureate certificate program. Acceptable transfer credit must have been earned at an approved institution.

    2. Students who have previously earned a master's degree from an approved institution are eligible to receive transfer credit for Decisive Thinking, Communicating, and Leading (6 Credits, DCL 600), Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Professional Fields (6 Credits, PRO 600) or Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Cybersecurity (6 Credits, CBR 600) in recognition of the associated fundamental competencies essential for successful completion of a graduate degree program.

    3. Students who have earned graduate credit but have not earned a master's degree may request a review of transfer credit to be considered in replacement of Decisive Thinking, Communicating, and Leading (6 Credits, DCL 600), Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Professional Fields (6 Credits, PRO 600) or Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Cybersecurity (6 Credits, CBR 600). Credit must meet established criteria and must be reviewed for approval.

  3. Requesting Transfer Credit for ALL Graduate Students

    1. Information regarding acceptable sources of credit, the criteria for transfer credits, and the evaluation request form are available on the UMGC website or through Graduate Advising.

    2. Students who intend to request an evaluation of transfer credit must do so before enrolling in Decisive Thinking, Communicating, and Leading (6 Credits, DCL 600), Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Professional Fields (6 Credits, PRO 600) or Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Cybersecurity (6 Credits, CBR 600).

    3. Only courses that meet the eligibility requirements, including grades of "B" (equal to a 3.0) or better, will be considered for transfer.

    4. If transfer credit is approved, an official transcript must be on file with Academic Operations for the transfer credits to be posted to the student's permanent records.

  4. Appeal of Transfer Credit Evaluation for ALL Graduate Students

    1. Students who wish to appeal the evaluation of transfer credit must submit a written letter of appeal within 20 working days (4 weeks) of receiving the evaluation. The letter must include:

      1. The name(s) of the previous institution(s) attended, the name and number of each course for which the student was denied transfer credit, and the date(s) of enrollment in each course.

      2. A copy of the catalog description (from the appropriate year) for each course in question.

      3. A copy of the syllabus or course outline (from the appropriate year) for each course in question.

      4. A statement indicating why the credit(s) should be accepted.

    2. The appeal must be submitted to Academic Operations at SARegistrar@umgc.edu.

    3. Academic Operations will respond in writing within 10 working days (2 weeks) of receiving the appeal.

   
Original Policy Approval Date 04/29/16
Substantive Revision Dates  
Technical Amendment Dates 4/17/20