Do you still have questions about transfer credits? You’re not alone. Check out these FAQs!
1. Do college transfer credits and course grades count against your future or current GPA?
Typically, the grade you receive in a completed college course will not count against your GPA.
2. What should I know if I’m transferring from a foreign school to a U.S. college or university?
Transfer credits for international students are possible at many American institutions, both on-campus and online. Online universities offer the added advantage of enabling you to earn your degree without having to relocate overseas.
3. What courses and grades are typically eligible to become transfer credits?
According to CollegeTransfer.net, "Generally, college-level courses completed at regionally accredited institutions will transfer, provided that a grade of at least ‘C’ (2.0) is earned and the course is similar in content and scope to work offered at your targeted college or university who will assess your academic history."
Some schools accept all passing grades. However, the higher your grade, the more likely your coursework will be accepted for transfer credits.
4. Do pass/fail courses count for transfers?
Yes, in most instances, you can turn passing grades in completed courses into transfer credits at other institutions. Contact your future school for help determining which courses and grades will count toward your degree under its policy.
5. How many credits can I transfer?
The maximum number of credits you can transfer depends on the school. It can be up to 75 credits at University of Phoenix.
"Adult learners with a high number of credits on their transcript may be closer to meeting degree requirements than they think," says U.S. News & World Report. Check with your school to see how many more courses you actually need.