Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

  1. Students shall be admitted as transfer students if they have previously attended a college or university.
  2. Students who have earned less than six semester hours of transferable college credit must also submit an official high school transcript.
  3. Transfer students must request that official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) from all previous colleges and universities be sent directly to the Director of Records and Registration. Official transcripts are to have been generated within the past six months. All credits attempted and earned at the baccalaureate level from regionally accredited colleges and universities are accepted (credit from non-regionally accredited institutions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis) to fulfill Seminole State degree requirements. An accepted transfer course satisfies general education requirements for the associate degrees only if the course is essentially the same as a corresponding Seminole State course satisfying those requirements.
  4. All official transcripts should be submitted via hard copy (in a sealed envelope) or electronically, prior to students beginning classes. Students whose transcripts have not been received by the end of the first semester of initial enrollment will not be allowed to continue at Seminole State. In addition, a restriction will be placed on the student's record and will not be removed until the Records and Registration Office receives the transcripts.
  5. Credits earned at institutions accredited by one of the six regionally accredited associations will be accepted to fulfill Seminole State degree requirements provided a grade of "D" or better was earned. However, Gordon Rule courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.  Grades of "I" (incomplete) are transferred into Seminole State as a grade of "F." Credits from non-regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis at the request of the student. Students may be required to provide additional documentation that will assist in this process.

    : Accredited Institutions

    For the purposes of this College Catalog, "accredited institutions" are those colleges and universities accredited by any of the following six regional associations
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges;
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education;
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education;
  • Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools, Commission on Colleges and Universities;
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities and Accrediting Commission for Junior Colleges.
6. Transfer students are exempt from PERT testing for placement purposes if they transfer in successfully completed college prep courses in reading, writing and math or college-level courses in English and math. Students are exempt from entry testing when their official test scores arrive and are entered into the Seminole State College student database.
7. Transfer students on academic probation, suspension or dismissal from another college should note the following requirements:
  • Students are allowed to apply for admission to the College. Once their transcript is received and evaluated, their academic status can change. After transcripts are evaluated, students are alerted to their Standards of Academic Progress as indicated on their Seminole State transcript.
  • The Office of Enrollment Services will notify students with regard to their transcript evaluation during their first semester of enrollment. Students may appeal the evaluation prior to the end of their second semester of attendance at the College. Seminole State does not award college credit based upon experiential learning. The final determination for transfer of credit equivalency decisions rests with the Director of Records and Registration/Registrar.

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