Transferability and applicability of college credits. Transferability refers to the conditions under which the University accepts credits from other postsecondary institutions for inclusion in the student’s record. Applicability of credit toward a degree refers to the prerogative of the academic divisions to count specific credit toward the fulfillment of a student’s degree requirements.
- Collegiate work will be considered for transfer credit from postsecondary institutions that are fully accredited by regional accrediting associations and that offer the baccalaureate degree or associate’s degree leading to the baccalaureate degree.
- Collegiate work from postsecondary institutions not fully accredited nor in candidacy status for accreditation from regional accrediting associations will be considered for transfer credit only when approval is recommended by the dean of the academic division of the University in which the student seeks to enroll. If the work is approved for transfer, the credit will be accepted on a provisional basis.
- Provisional credit will be applied as appropriate to the student’s degree if an average of “C” or higher is earned for a year of academic work as a full-time student.
- In the case of the part-time student, a “C” average or higher must be earned for work completed from the time of initial enrollment through the semester (summer included) in which a total of at least 24 semester hours of work is completed at the University.
- A student who transfers within the University will have his or her provisional credit applied as appropriate to the curriculum of the division into which he or she transfers.
Applicability of credit toward the degree. Transfer credit will be applied as appropriate to a student’s degree program. The authority to apply transferred credit toward degree requirements rests with the academic division of the student’s intended major.
If a student chooses to transfer to another academic division within the University, credit previously earned at another postsecondary institution will be reevaluated and applied as appropriate to the student’s new degree program.
Transfer students will have no more transfer credit applied to the degree than they would have been permitted to earn in the division of the University into which they are admitted.
A maximum of 60 semester hours of two-year college credit will be applied toward graduation requirements. If a student transfers less than 60 hours at the time of the initial enrollment at The University of Alabama, additional two-year college credit may be transferred later. Once 60 credit hours have been accumulated from all sources, no more than 12 additional semester hours may be transferred from a two-year college. The additional transfer courses must be equivalent to 100- or 200-level courses at The University of Alabama.
Transfer students who earn a grade of “D” on transferable courses may apply these courses to their degree requirements. All transferable coursework will be included in the student’s grade point average, but only transfer courses with a grade of “D” or higher will be allowed to meet subject requirements and degree requirements.
Any transferable course with a grade of “D” or higher is acceptable at The University of Alabama with the exception of English composition and introductory math courses. Specific math courses where a “D” grade in transfer will NOT be accepted are as follows: MATH 100, MATH 103, MATH 110, MATH 112, MATH 113, and MATH 115.
The policies and procedures of UA’s academic divisions for determining grade point average and applying transferred credit are discussed in each division’s section of this catalog.