Send us your transcripts! Students must provide an official transcript to UTTC from all other accredited institutions attended. The transcripts must be sent directly from the other institution and bear the official seal of that institution. Students may not submit the transcripts in person. Photocopies and facsimiles are not acceptable.
Still taking classes? No problem! The most recent official transcript with completed coursework may be submitted for admissions purposes and for early evaluation of credits if a student is currently enrolled at another college. Students will need to send a final official transcript at the conclusion of the current semester for evaluation of courses in progress and to complete the transfer process.
Keep in mind. Transfer credit is only granted to courses that apply to students’ programs of study at UTTC or meet degree requirements. Credit will not be granted for courses in which students earned lower than C, were graded on a pass/fail or credit/no credit basis or have a course number lower than 100 or equal to or higher than 500. Each course that is considered for transfer must be equivalent in content and rigor to a UTTC course required on the degree plan.
After transcripts are received. Transcripts will be evaluated for course transfer within two (2) business days upon receipt of the transcript and prior to the student registering for classes. The student will receive a copy of the transcript evaluation form as confirmation indicating courses that have been accepted for transfer credit. A grade of “T” is recorded on the transcript and degree plan when a course is accepted for transfer credit. The “T” grade has no point value; therefore, it is not considered when calculating the term, degree, or cumulative GPA.
Please note. Student transcripts from previously attended institutions that are provided for admissions consideration become the property of UTTC. UTTC refrains from the transcription of credit from other institutions or providers that will not apply to UTTC programs of study (Assumed practices: Policies, 2022). Transfer credits will be re-evaluated based on the new major if a student changes academic programs (majors) after arriving at UTTC.
How many credits earned at other accredited institutions will transfer to UTTC?
UTTC maintains practices, as an accredited institution, that ensure the coherence and quality of the programs for which it awards a degree. Therefore, a minimum of 30 of the 120 credits earned for the bachelor’s degree, and 15 of the 60 credits for the associate degree, must be credits earned at UTTC (Assumed practices: Policies, 2022).
Do AP or Dual Credit courses transfer?
Advanced Placement (AP) credit is college credit students earn before they matriculate (the first day of the first semester) at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) and may be applied toward the degree requirements as specified by the individual programs.
AP transcripts and College Level Examination Board – College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores must come directly from the College Board. Students must contact CollegeBoard.org to request an official copy to be sent to UTTC. Scores of 3 or higher on AP exams in applicable courses are acceptable for transfer.
Students who completed dual credit courses in high school must request an official transcript from the college through which those courses were taken for the credit to be evaluated.
Do courses that were taken while in the military transfer?
Credits earned through military service as recommended by the American Council on Education Registry are acceptable, as are other military credits, when applicable to the student’s degree plan. Appropriate military documents (DD214, military transcript) must be submitted to receive credit.
I have been out of college for some time, will my courses I took years ago still transfer?
Currency of courses is considered when evaluating credits for transfer. Older coursework may not fulfill a course requirement on some degree plans. For example, computer technology courses taken more than 5 years ago may no longer be compatible with current course content so students will be required to take a current course to fulfill their degree plan requirements (College and University Transfer Policies, n.d.). Course currency does not apply for students who have a conferred degree. All of their courses will be considered for transfer regardless of when the credits were earned.
Transfer Credit Appeal Process
Students who do not agree with UTTC’s decision on the granting of credit earned at a prior college or university have the right to submit an appeal to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA). Students requesting an appeal will submit a written appeal (email) and provide reasonable material to support their case, such as the course description or syllabus in question. The VPAA will respond within three business days with the final decision.
Assumed practices (crrt.b.10.020): Policies. Higher Learning Commission. (2022, February). Retrieved October 10, 2022, from https://www.hlcommission.org/Policies/assumed-practices.html
College and University Transfer Policies. American Council on Education. (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2022, from https://www.acenet.edu/Programs-Services/Pages/Credit-Transcripts/College-University-Transfer-Policies.aspx