Transferring Credit/Transfer Students
The weekend/evening division of Admissions is for undergraduate studies
. Graduate students
, please refer to the Graduate Student
section. International students
, please refer to the International Student
Park University will accept transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions. A minimum of 60 hours will be accepted from an Associates degree (excluding AAS). A maximum of 75 hours from all two-year schools sources will be applied. Use the Registrar's web site
for information about transferring credit.
The block method is now used in evaluating the liberal education component of transferring credit for students with a 2.0 cumulative GPA and with a "C" or better in each course used to meet the 37 hour Liberal Education requirement at Park University. No transfer course with a grade less than "C" will be used to meet any Park University course requirement. This applies only to students transferring into Park University with a transferable and non-terminal associate degree, including a minimum of six hours in each of the Divisions of Humanities, Social and Administrative Sciences, and Natural Sciences.
Students who do not have a transferable and non-terminal degree will have their courses accepted on a course by course basis. No course with less than a "C" will be applied.
1. Evaluation of Previous Education and Training
Students can request an evaluation by declaring the major in which they seek a degree and by submitting documentation of previously earned credit. All documents presented to Park University for evaluation become the property of Park University.
The student must do the following when requesting an evaluation:
- Complete an Application for Admission and Evaluation and submit it to the Park University representative with the required fee.
- Request that the following documentation be forwarded directly to the Park University representative:
- Official transcripts from previous colleges and universities (including Community College of the Air Force).
- Official test reports or transcripts from College Level Examination Program (CLEP), United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DSST), and/or American College Testing/Proficiency Examination Program (ACT/PEP).
- For military personnel: A certified DD Form 295 (Application for the Evaluation of Educational Experiences During Military Service) or SMART transcript (Sailor-Marine/American Council on Education Registry Transcript) or AARTS transcript (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript Systems) or DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active duty).
Once the completed Application for Admission and Evaluation form and all documentation for evaluation have been received by the Park University representative, the evaluation materials will be forwarded to the Registrar's Office.
2. Credit Awards
- A maximum of 60 credit hours is awarded for a Registered Nurse's license.
- Credit for formal military service schools is awarded based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education's Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services (ACE Guide). The credit will be awarded where it is applicable to a student's degree program and in keeping with the basic educational philosophy of Park.
- Credit for military service: 4 credit hours are awarded to students who have successfully completed basic military training. Military personnel may receive additional credit based on their military occupational specialty/skill level recommended by the ACE. Commissioned and Non-Commissioned personnel may be awarded up to a maximum of 20 credit hours.
- Credit for Validated Learning Equivalency may be awarded for educational experiences based on documentation submitted by the student and with the recommendation of the appropriate Program Coordinator. A student may petition for a maximum of 24 credit hours. No more than 24 hours will be awarded for validated learning experience. Petitions for Validated Learning Equivalency credit must be filed prior to taking the final 15 semester hours preceding intended graduation at Park University. Petitions may be submitted no more than once per course. Review of Validated Learning Equivalency Petitions will normally take six to eight weeks depending upon the number of courses in the petition. Petitions submitted between April 1 and September 1 may take considerably longer. Park University will also accept validated learning from experience that is assessed and transcripted under the auspices of selected regionally accredited colleges or universities and also agrees to accept the credit assessment recommendations of specific interinstitutional assessment teams that follow the basic guidelines of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and when Park University requirements are met. There is a $50 application fee for this service, and if any credit is awarded, there is a $35 per semester credit hour awarded charge. The per credit hour fees must be paid within 30 days of notification of credit awarded.
- The following credit is awarded for satisfactory completion of the CLEP General Examinations based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE):
*The minimum acceptable score if taken prior to October 1, 1978 is 457; if taken between October 1, 1978 and May 1, 1986 the minimum score is 557.
Min. Accept. Standard Score
| As of 7/1/01
|| Prior to 7/1/01
|| 6 cr.
A maximum of 27/30 credit hours from the General Examinations will be accepted toward a bachelor's degree. No credit is awarded for separate subtest scores.
- Credit is awarded for satisfactory completion of the CLEP/DSST/USAFI/PEP Subject Examinations based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE). Credit can be applied to major core requirements.
- A maximum of 30 credit hours from the Subject Examinations will be accepted toward a bachelor's degree.
- A maximum of 57/60 credit hours from the General and Subject Examinations combined will be accepted toward a bachelor's degree.
- A maximum of 27/30 credit hours from the General and Subject Examinations combined will be accepted toward an associate's degree.
- Where duplication exist among college courses, credit for prior learning and tests exists, credit will be allowed for only one. Credits awarded from CLEP General Examinations and CLEP/USAFI/DSST/PEP Subject Examinations will not be substituted at a later date.