Transfer Credit @ UNC Charlotte How and when is transfer credit evaluated? • Transfer credit is evaluated for new transfer students during the admissions process. •Transfer credit for all new domestic and international transfer students is evaluated by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. •Transfer credit for currently enrolled students (students who take transient study courses) is evaluated by the Office of the Registrar. •Transfer credit for students readmitted to UNC Charlotte is evaluated by the Office of the Registrar. •First year students who present college transcripts, AP scores or IB scores are evaluated by Undergraduate Admissions. How and when is transfer credit evaluated? Undergraduate Admissions: • Tiffanie Watson- Transfer Credit Evaluator • Evaluates transfer credit for students with last names from A-M • Ann Russell- Senior Transfer Credit Evaluator • Evaluates transfer credit for students with last names from N-Z, AP, IB or CLEP credit Office of the Registrar: • Manny Lopez- Student Services Clerk • Evaluates credit for all currently enrolled and readmitted students What courses will transfer to UNC Charlotte? In order for a course to transfer: 1. It cannot be technical or remedial in nature. 2. The student must earn a grade of “C” or better in the course. 3. The institution the course was taken at must be regionally accredited. 4. The student must submit an official transcript from each institution attended. What courses will transfer to UNC Charlotte? • Community Colleges: • Maximum 64 semester hours of transfer credits • Students who earn a transferable AA, AS or AFA degree or who complete the NC CAA (44 hour core) receive a general education exemption • NC Community Colleges have pre-approved courses that will transfer to UNC Charlotte. Individual departments determine how these courses will transfer to UNC Charlotte and what courses will be equated. What courses will transfer to UNC Charlotte? • Four-year Institutions: • No maximum to the number of credits that will transfer, unless a student attends a 4 year school and then transfers to a community college and earns a transferable degree, in which case the 64 credit hour maximum credit rule applies AP, IB and CLEP Credit To be considered for possible course credit, students must submit official score reports for their Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. We will not award credit for AP, IB or CLEP from another college’s transcript, students must submit an official score report. Equivalencies for each exam can be viewed on the Undergraduate Admissions website at: http://admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/ap-credit http://admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/ib-credit http://admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/clep-credit Transfer Credit Advisor Prior to admission, students can use the online transfer credit advisor to see which courses have been previously transferred to UNC Charlotte. For NC Community Colleges, this list is exhaustive. For all other institutions, it represents the courses that have been evaluated from that institution to date. This database is updated daily as new courses are reviewed and articulated. To access the Transfer Credit Advisor, visit: https://selfservice.uncc.edu/pls/BANPROD/ywsktrar.P_Disp_States Upon Admission… Once admitted, a student will receive their own transfer credit report via their Future Forty Niner webportal. This report will include a listing of transferable courses as well as a general education checksheet indicating which general education requirements have been fulfilled. Upon Admission… Transfer Credit Evaluation This is a sample of the transfer credit evaluation that a student can view within their Future Forty Niner webportal upon admission. Upon Admission… General Education Worksheet This is a sample of the General Education Worksheet that a student will view within their Future Forty Niner webportal. Additional Information about Transfer Credit Evaluation 1. 2. 3. Transfer credit will not be removed from a student’s record to avoid tuition surcharge. If a student has more than 64 hours of transferable credit from a community college, the transfer credit evaluator will articulate the credit that is most relevant to the student’s degree. If an advisor would like to adjust the courses that have been transferred in, they may contact the appropriate credit evaluator to make the adjustment. Credit is not awarded until the student completes the course. Courses in progress will not be evaluated until the student completes them and sends in an updated transcript. Transfer Students Attending UNC Charlotte •Attendance at SOAR is mandatory • Special one-day sessions designed for transfer students • Math placement offered • Students can attend support and auxiliary department presentations • Comprehensive resource fair offered • Explanation of General Education and advising process • Advising and registration in student’s declared major Advising Transfer Students •Use advising transcript and CAPP degree audit and pay close attention to course attributes and transfer electives • A General Education attribute exempts the student from specific requirement • Ask about completion of associate’s degree if student has large number of community college credits • Contact Admissions or suggest student make appeal if course title seems similar to a General Education requirement • General Education appeals go to Dean of University College • Major/minor appeals go to department chairperson Advising Transfer Students (continued) •Explain tuition surcharge or suggest student reviews policy if transferring large number of credits •Be aware of repeated courses when possible •GPA does not transfer •Students with General Education concerns and questions about transitioning to another major/minor can be referred to the University Advising Center ADVISING TRANSCRIPT CAPP DEGREE AUDIT Transfer Student Characteristics •Impossible to make general stereotype(s) •Many work part or full time •Many live off campus •Many feel disconnected outside the classroom •Some have matriculated at many schools, in hopes that something “sticks” and they can eventually graduate •Some have matured and are focused on school more than ever •Some seem to be staying in school as long as possible •Some want a degree in anything to get promoted at work •Some are earning a degree to complete a life goal •Some have transferred to work on their alternate plan(s) for a college and major •All of them have individual needs and should be advised accordingly Transfers Not Admitted to Competitive Major •Will be accepted to UNC Charlotte as an undeclared student (UCOL) •Most will continue attempts to be accepted to desired competitive major •Some will choose alternate major once opportunities to enter first choice are exhausted Transfer Student Resources •Tau Sigma Transfer Student Honor Society •Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES) •Transfer Student Admissions website •Office of the Registrar •Facebook group called “Transfer Students-UNC Charlotte” •University Career Center •Office of Student Activities •Veteran Student Outreach •Multicultural Academic Services •Advising and student services office listed for your major and college •Transfer Specialists in Dean of Students, University Advising Center, and University Career Center •Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships •General advising website (http://www.advising.uncc.edu/) Advising Transfer Students in Their Major 1. Orient students to requirements for their major that will also satisfy General Education requirements. • Ex. Political Science majors: POLS 1110 Intro to American Politics is required for the major, and satisfies the Social Sciences requirement for General Education. • Ex. B.S. in Earth Sciences majors: ESCI 1101 + lab and GEOL 1200 + lab are required for the major and satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement for General Education. MATH 1241 and MATH 1242 are required for the major and satisfy the Mathematical and Logical Reasoning requirement for General Education • Example General Education Worksheet for Communication Studies Majors: I. Development of Fundamental Skills of Inquiry Basic writing skills Either ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1103 Basic writing skills ENGL 1102 (students who take ENGL 1103 do not have to take ENGL 1102) Mathematics and logical reasoning MATH 1xxx Mathematics and logical reasoning One of the following: MATH 1xxx, STAT 1xxx, or PHIL 2105 Credit Hours Courses taken 3 0-3 3 MATH 1100 3 STAT 1222 OR STAT 1220 IV. Communication Skills Credit Hours Writing in the discipline course in the major One three semester hour course or its equivalent totaling three semester hours in the major with the W designation 3 Writing in the discipline course A second course with the W designation (Can be in the major or outside the major) 3 A course with the O designation (If Oral a course is designated for both O communication and W, the one course can be applied to both.) 1-3 Courses taken COMM 3100 COMM 1101 Advising Transfer Students in Their Major 2. Use the Advising Transcript to identify courses the student has transferred in that may be able to be reclassified as an equivalent course in your department. • If the student has not yet begun classes at UNCC, the appeal may be made directly to the Transfer Equivalency officer(s) in Admissions • If the student has begun classes at UNCC, the appeals process is handled through the home department, advising center or college. Procedures differ depending upon the College and the course the student is attempting to re-classify -- May require a formal Academic Petition - -May require a course description and/or syllabus for the course the student is asking to re-classify • -- Advisers should familiarize themselves with their College’s appeals process Contact Admissions or suggest student make appeal if course title seems similar to a General Education requirement Advising Transfer Students in Their Major Appealing Transfer Course Equivalencies For example: College of Education Pre-Education majors file their academic petitions through the COED Advising Center Students accepted into Education Majors file their academic petitions through their major department Advising Transfer Students in Their Major 3. Alert transfer students to sequenced courses in the major. Ex. Public Relations is a three course sequence in the Communication Studies major: COMM 2145 COMM 3245 and COMM 3246 COMM 4145 Ex. English majors have a three course sequence in the literature courses: ENGL 2100 ENGL 3100 All other 3000 and 4000 Literature Courses Advising Transfer Students in Their Major 4. Alert students to the Department’s Policy regarding permits and authorizations. • Who issues permits and authorizations • When are permits and authorizations issued • Explain the difference between permits and authorizations Authorizations: will override restrictions and allow a student to register if the course is open Permits: Will override restrictions and allow a student a register even if the course is closed Advising Transfer Students in Their Major 5. Explain the Foreign Language and Writing Intensive Requirements • Foreign Language requirements will vary by both College and Departments. • Writing Intensive Requirements Students who transfer in with an Associates Degree that satisfies the General Education requirements must still complete a 3 credit hour writing intensive course in their major. This requirement will often be satisfied by the Writing Intensive course that is required by the major.