Transfer Credit Policy
Once a student has matriculated at Fisher College, any course taken at another institution for transfer to Fisher College must be approved in advance through Academic Affairs. Evaluation of transfer credit is done only after receipt of an official transcript from the college at which the credit was earned. It is the student's responsibility to make sure that an official transcript is sent to Fisher College for evaluation. In addition, upon a change of major, a student may request a re-evaluation of transfer credit. Transfer credit cannot exceed 30 credits for an associate's degree and 90 credits for a bachelor's degree, and no transfer credit is accepted for any grade below C-. Some specialized courses may require a higher grade. In general undergraduate credits never expire; however, science and technology courses older than 5 years may not be accepted. Credit earned outside of Fisher College may be used to meet graduation requirements, but will not affect the cumulative grade-point average. Advanced Placement (AP) tests and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests are also accepted for credit based on the minimum score recommended by the American Council on Education. The Registrar's Office has more detailed information regarding credit by examination. For VA eligible students, a transfer credit evaluation will be conducted prior to attending the first class session. Credit will be granted for prior education, if applicable, with the program shortened proportionately and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notified accordingly.