An applicant who has previously attended any duly accredited postsecondary institution or duly accredited Council on Occupational Education institution will be considered a transfer student and will be required to furnish official transcripts of all work attempted at all institutions. The College may also require the transfer of student documents required of first-time college students. A transfer student who meets requirements for admission to a course creditable toward an associate degree shall be classified as a degree-eligible student. A transfer student who does not meet these requirements shall be classified as a non-degree eligible student.
A transfer student who has been academically suspended from another institution will not be considered for admission until the appeal of academic suspension is complete as outlined in the Academic Progress Standards found in Academic Information.
Unconditional Admission of Transfer Students
- A transfer student must have submitted to the College an application for admission and official transcripts from any duly accredited postsecondary institution or Council on Occupational Education institution attended, and, as designated by the College, any other documents required for first-time college students.
- An applicant who has completed a baccalaureate degree or higher will be required to submit only the transcript from the institution granting the baccalaureate degree. In order to receive college credit for courses taken at an institution not granting the baccalaureate degree, an official transcript from the college must be on file.
Conditional Admission of Transfer Students
- A transfer student who does not have on file official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended and any additional documents required by the College may be granted conditional admission. No transfer student shall be allowed to enroll for a second semester unless all required admissions records have been received by the College prior to registration for the second semester.
- If all required admission records have not been received by the College prior to issuance of first semester grades, the grades will be reported on the transcripts, but the transcript will read “CONTINUED ENROLLMENT DENIED PENDING RECEIPT OF ADMISSIONS RECORDS.” This notation will be removed from the transcript only upon receipt of all required admissions records. Students will not be allowed to register for a second term until all required admission records are on file.
Initial Academic Status of Transfer Students
- A transfer student whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale will be admitted on Clear academic status.
- A transfer student whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will be admitted on Academic Probation. The transcript will read “ADMITTED ON ACADEMIC PROBATION.”
- An applicant who has been academically suspended from any duly accredited postsecondary institution or Council on Occupational Education institution may be admitted as a transfer student only after following the appeal process established at Bevill State Community College. If the transfer student is admitted upon appeal, the student will enter Bevill State Community College on Academic Probation. The transcript will read “ADMITTED UPON APPEAL-ACADEMIC PROBATION.”
General Principles for Transfer of Credit
- Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward an undergraduate program must represent collegiate coursework relevant to the degree program, with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies equivalent to those of students enrolled in Bevill State’s undergraduate degree programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, the College may use recognized guides which aid in the evaluation for credit. Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
- A course completed at a duly accredited postsecondary institution with a passing grade will be accepted for transfer as potentially creditable toward graduation requirements.
- A transfer grade of “D” will only be accepted when the student’s cumulative GPA from transfer institutions is 2.0 or higher.
- Credit may be extended based on a comprehensive evaluation of demonstrated and documented competencies and previous training.