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Transfer Credit Policy

Policy on Transfer of Credit

DOCUMENTATION: Students must submit official transcripts of all work done at other colleges.

TRANSFER CREDIT RELEVANT TO THE DEGREE:  Mid-Atlantic Christian University will award credit to transfer collegiate coursework that is relevant to the student’s declared program of study, if that coursework meets all other criteria for transfer credit.

In practice, coursework must satisfy requirements listed in the curriculum for the degree program as identified in one of the university’s academic catalogs.  The transfer coursework may represent work which does not exactly match a required course; e.g., other lab science courses may be accepted in lieu of Physical Science. 

In the case of free electives in a program of study, the university will award credit for a wide variety of transfer coursework, as one means of promoting broad exposure to various disciplines, cultures, and ways of understanding. 

In every instance the registrar will make the decision in consultation with the chair of the relevant academic department.

MINIMUM GRADE FOR A COURSE TO TRANSFER: Mid-Atlantic Christian University will only transfer courses for which a student earned a grade of “C” or better.

ORIGIN OF CREDITS:

Accredited Institutions:  If an institution is accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the United States Department of Education (DOE), Mid-Atlantic Christian University accepts that accreditation as documentation that the coursework represents collegiate coursework taught by qualified faculty.

Each course will be evaluated individually as to its relevance, content, level of instruction, and equivalence to courses taught at Mid-Atlantic.  Some or all of the following means may be used to make this determination, as appropriate: review of transcripts, review of college catalogs, review of course syllabi, and the professional judgment of the chair of the appropriate division of studies.

Unaccredited Institutions:  If an institution is not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by CHEA or the DOE, the institution must provide documentation that the coursework represents collegiate coursework taught by qualified faculty.  Such documentation will be evaluated by the academic administrators at Mid-Atlantic and kept on file in the registrar's office.

Each course will be evaluated individually as to its relevance, content, level of instruction, and equivalence to courses taught at Mid-Atlantic.  Some or all of the following means may be used to make this determination, as appropriate: review of transcripts, review of college catalogs, review of course syllabi, analysis of historical experience with the institution, and the professional judgment of the chair of the appropriate division of studies.  In some cases, examinations or completion of a prescribed amount of study at Mid-Atlantic may be utilized to help determine the preparedness of the transferring student.  The University registrar will retain documentation in the student's permanent file outlining the process used to validate credits accepted from unaccredited institutions.

Transfer Credit from Associate Degrees & Vocational/Technical Colleges:  Course work that leads to the Associate of Applied Science degree that is vocational/ technical in content is normally not transferable (e.g., HVAC or cosmetology courses).  However, MACU will consider transferring up to twelve (12) semester credit hours as elective hours if the coursework is designated by the originating institution as at least a 200 level course, are course(s) designated as CAA (Comprehensive Articulation Agreement) courses appropriate for transfer, or are CAA designated core courses that satisfy pre-major and general education requirements.

TRANSCRIPTING TRANSFER CREDIT:  Institutions from which course credits originate are named on the Mid-Atlantic Christian University transcript.   Grades for credit transferred from collegiate institutions are considered part of the student’s grade point average.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University has articulation agreements with the following schools:
Applied Linguistics - Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas
Aviation - Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Nursing - College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
 
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