Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

As can be found in the Academic Catalogue:

Articulation Agreements: Pg 53

Articulation Agreements Arkansas Baptist College may enter into transfer, articulation, and other cooperative agreements with educational and/or public institutions within and/or outside the State of Arkansas with respect to cooperative enterprises and undertakings related to or associated with institutional purposes and programs in accordance with applicable laws. All agreements must be approved by the Chief Academic Officer and the President.

Transfer Credit: Pg 78

Transfer of Credit Introduction Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) accepts credits from postsecondary institutions that are accredited by a U.S. Department of Education and approved regional accrediting association if the credits apply to the established curricula of ABC and meet the listed requirements. Awarding of transfer credit from proprietary colleges is considered on a case-by-case basis. Granting Transfer Credit The student must request their official transcript from the transferring institution be sent to ABC for evaluation. A. Credit will be awarded when the following criteria are met* 1. A grade of “C” or better has been earned 2. The course is applicable to an ABC program 3. The course is deemed comparable in content *Credit courses over five (5) years may need to be reviewed by the academic department for transferability B. Additional supporting material such as the course description from the transferring institution catalog and/or course syllabus may be requested. C. Accepted transfer credit hours and grades will be calculated in the student’s cumulative grade point average. D. Once the credit becomes a part of the student’s official record at ABC, it will not be removed. Appeal Process To appeal the evaluation or transferability of a course, the student must submit a written request to the appropriate department chair for reevaluation of the transfer credit. The department chair will notify the student of the final credit decision via the ABC email system. Maximum Transfer of Credit The maximum number of transfer credits including alternative forms of credit acceptable towards a student’s academic program is two-thirds (2/3) of the program’s required credits. Appeal Process for Maximum Transfer of Credit To appeal the maximum number of transfer credits, the student must submit a written request to the department chair. The department chair will notify the student of the final credit decision via the ABC email system.

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