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Admissions & Records

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer Credit Evaluation

All coursework previously completed at HLC accredited institutions of higher education will be accepted as transfer credit. All coursework previously completed at institutionally accredited institutions of higher education will be accepted and reviewed for transfer credit, although not all credit necessarily will apply toward degree requirements. Courses may not meet degree or course prerequisite requirements if the RSC Academic Catalog specifies a higher grade is required for satisfactory completion.

Credit for courses from institutions not using a traditional semester academic calendar will be converted to semester hour credits. Grade points earned at institutions using any method other than the traditional 4.0 system will be converted to the 4.0 system.

An analysis of transfer credit will be performed for students who are currently enrolled. Students must have official transcripts from all colleges attended on file in the Office of Admissions and Records. Once these documents have been submitted, they become a permanent part of the student’s record at Rose State College. Official documents will not be returned, reissued, or copied for distribution. Transcripts from other institutions, if needed, must be obtained directly from the institution where they were originally issued.

Graduate level transcripts will not be evaluated automatically. If undergraduate coursework was taken in a graduate program, students can request that their graduate transcript be evaluated for undergraduate coursework. RSC may evaluate transcripts from unaccredited colleges as outlined in State Regent’s policy and on the basis of the recommendations contained in the current issue of the Report of Transfer Credit Practices of Designate Educational Institutions, published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Students must contact the Office of Admissions and Records for more information.

Transcripts are defined by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an official document issued by the institution with student information that is a complete and accurate reflection of a student’s academic career. At minimum, an official transcript must include essential elements as referenced by the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers Academic Record and Transcript Guide.

It is students' responsibility to furnish additional information to the College, if needed, to evaluate transfer credit, (i.e., course descriptions, catalogs, or syllabi).