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Transfer Credit 2014-2015 Catalog Year


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Students may transfer a limited number of credit hours from graduate level courses completed at a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent foreign institution into a graduate program at FGCU. The maximum number of transfer credit hours accepted by a program is based on degree type.

Master's Degree - Students may transfer a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours from graduate level courses completed at another regionally accredited college or university, or equivalent foreign institution, into the graduate program at FGCU.

Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) - Students may transfer a maximum of eighteen (18) credit hours from graduate level courses completed at another regionally accredited college or university, or equivalent foreign institution, into the graduate program at FGCU.

Doctoral Degree (Ed.D., D.P.T., Ph.D.) - Students may transfer a maximum of thirty (30) credit hours from graduate level courses completed at another regionally accredited college or university, or equivalent foreign institution, into the graduate program at FGCU.

University Guidelines for Transfer of Graduate Credit: 

  1. The University reserves the right to evaluate transfer courses on an individual basis.  The date any previous coursework was completed and concordance of content to current program requirements are factors that may be used to determine course transfer and acceptance toward degrees.
  2. Awarding transfer credit:
    1. Transfer courses must be applicable toward the graduate degree being sought at FGCU and must be approved by the college dean (or designee).  Check with the individual program in question regarding restrictions on the acceptance of transfer credits, including any time limitations.
    2. Military Service: Official credentials from military service schools will be evaluated on the basis of American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations.  Credit may be granted when courses are equivalent to those offered by FGCU; however, recommendations by the ACE are not binding upon the University.
    3. Transfer credits will not be computed as part of a student's FGCU grade point average.
    4. Accreditation status and evaluation of credits from an institution outside the U.S.A. must be made on a course-by-course basis by World Education Services, Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., or any other evaluation company approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  The applicant pays for this service and is responsible for contacting the evaluation agency directly.
    5. All transfer credit evaluations are completed after admission to the University.  Only official transcripts will be evaluated.
    6. Transfer students from non-regionally accredited Florida institutions that follow the state common course numbering system may have a limited number of credits transferred.

 

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