Transfer-In Policy

As a student, using the credits you have earned from a previous college/university education can help you complete your program in less time than the stated months. For students who have earned credits and wish to have these credits transferred into Taylor College, or have credits from a program transferred to another program within Taylor College, you must meet the criteria below. Taylor College reserves the right to accept or deny transferring of credit.

Requirements for Transfer-In Credits:

  • Students requesting to transfer credits must complete and submit the Application for Transfer of Credit Form and submit to the Registrar’s Office for review at least 60 calendar days prior to the start of the program. In addition, all students must have their official transcripts into the Registrar’s Office by this deadline. An Application for Transfer of Credit submitted after the 60 calendar day deadline or no official transcripts having been received will result in rejection of transfer of credit.
  • Students wishing to repeat a course that has been qualified to transfer to Taylor College must complete a Transfer Waiver Form no later than 30 days prior to the start of the course.
  • Transferring of credits must have been earned from accredited institution recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE).
  • No more than 75% of any program may be transferred into Taylor College.
  • General education courses can apply to transfer in the courses on a course by course basis. Students must have earned a “C” or higher in the course in order to qualify to transfer in. General education courses will be consider if the meet the areas in Humanities, Mathematics, Social Science, Science and Communication. There is no age limit applied to General Education courses.
  • Foundation courses, Human Anatomy and Physiology I & 2, Introduction to Microbiology, and Human Nutrition credits that have been earned as part of a conferred degree are eligible to transfer if the course(s) is/are over six years old and the Program Director has approved the transfer-in of credits. The credits must be equivalent to the course credits awarded at Taylor College.
  • A student who requests to transfer of a foundation course that is not approved by the Program Director will be required to take the course.
  • Program core credits being transferred in must have been earned within 6 years from the start date of the program at Taylor College and must be approved by the Program Director. The credits must be equivalent to the course credits awarded at Taylor College.

Taylor College recognizes the following college equivalencies:

  • CLEP examinations administered by the College Board with a score of 50 (equivalent to a “C” grade) on an appropriated College-Level Examination Program, CLEP.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) examinations administered by The College Board; A score of 3 or higher is required. Applicable to General Education coursework only. Official transcripts must be received from Advance Placement.
  • Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) examinations administered by Cambridge University. A score of A-E is required. Applicable to General Education coursework only.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB); a score of 4 or higher is required. (Applicable to General Education coursework only.)
  • College credit for military service may be awarded upon review of a military transcript. Information on how to order military transcript can be found at: http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Transcripts-for-Military-Personnel.aspx

Appeal Process for Transfer of Credits

The student must complete an Transfer of Credit Appeal Form appeal form. The following supplemental information must be attached with the appeal form and submitted 30 days before the start of the program.

  • Course syllabus
  • Course objectives
  • Course description
  • Course textbooks and required materials
  • Other relevant information

The information for appeals will be reviewed by the President, Director of Compliance, Program Director and/or along with an appropriate faculty member.

The student will receive in writing the outcome and all decisions will be final.