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Academic Policies

TRANSFER CREDIT
LEVEL OF TRANSFERRED COURSES
Courses from regionally accredited institutions with appropriate grades are acceptable for transfer credit and will be transferred at the level which the course was classified by the institution granting the credit.

TRANSFER GRADES
A ?P? grade in a transferred pass/fail course may be used to satisfy General Education and Gordon Rule requirements if there is documentation provided by the student that the ?P? was equal to a grade of ?C? (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher, or if pass/fail was the only grading system available for the transferred course.

UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER CREDIT
Transfer credit is normally allowed for courses completed at or through other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning. No credit, however, is allowed for technical, vocational, or pre-college courses.

Credits earned from Florida public institutions will be evaluated on the basis of the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System. Those courses considered equivalent will be accepted for transfer credit at the level at which the course was classified by the institution originally awarding the credit. Courses are considered equivalent when the prefix and the last three numerical digits of the course number are the same. Courses not considered equivalent may be accepted for transfer credit at the discretion of the departmental chairperson.

All grades earned at other regionally accredited institutions are entered on a student?s record at the time of transfer exactly as earned. Such grades are averaged separately from grades earned at UWF and are not considered in the UWF GPA. Transfer grades are used in determining baccalaureate honors. Transfer courses appear on the UWF transcript.

The University accepts the A.A. degree from Florida public institutions at face value.

College work completed with satisfactory grades by a student at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning prior to graduation from high school will be considered under the same guidelines as other transfer work. The Office of Admissions must be provided an official transcript of such work.

GRADUATE TRANSFER CREDIT (MASTERS AND SPECIALISTS)
Graduate transfer credits must have been earned within five years of the date of admission and be approved by the student?s academic department. Graduate credits may be transferred from other regionally accredited institutions only when a grade of ?B? or higher was earned in the graduate work to be transferred.

Students whose programs consist of 30 to 36 semester hours may have a maximum of six semester hours or two courses (whichever is greater in credit) of graduate work at other universities accepted toward their program requirements at UWF. The department chairperson?s permission is required.

Students whose programs consist of more than 36 semester hours may have a maximum of 10 semester hours of graduate work from other universities accepted toward their program requirements at UWF.

DOCTORAL PROGRAM TRANSFER CREDIT
Students who have completed an Educational Specialist degree within the previous five years at UWF can transfer a maximum of 21 semester hours of graduate credit earned beyond a master?s degree into the Ed.D. program. Students requesting to transfer course work from other institutions are advised on an individual basis. Graduate transfer credit must have been earned within five years of the date of admission and be approved by a student?s academic department. Students are eligible to transfer a maximum of 10 semester hours of graduate work from other universities.

All hours transferred into the Ed.D. program must align with the professional core and specialization course requirements. Students admitted into the Ed.D. program must enroll in at least 39 semester hours in the Ed.D. program at UWF (21 hours coursework and 18 hours dissertation). Exceptions on transfer work and the 39 hour rule will be determined by the Ed.D. Program Committee.

Students choosing to petition for a larger number of hours to be credited to the Ed.D. program must submit an ?Ed.D. Student Petition? form to the College of Professional Studies Graduate Office.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT FOR MATRICULATED STUDENTS
UWF degree-seeking students completing course work at other institutions should complete and submit the ?Transient Student Form.? Completion requires that the student:

  1. Obtain permission of the department chairperson and advisor prior to enrollment at another institution;
  2. Consult with the Director of the University Advising Center if completing the UWF General Studies requirements; and
  3. Obtain certification from the Office of the Registrar for residency and degree status for students taking courses at a Florida public junior/community college or university. The determination of specific course requirements (Gordon Rule, General Studies, etc.) will be made upon receipt of the official transcript. The major department will determine course equivalency for courses in the major.
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