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Academic Policy Statement

Transfer Credit and Course Substitution Policy Transfer Credit and Course Substitution Policy PDF

The intention of this policy is to maintain best practices in applying transfer credits and to ensure the academic integrity of Antioch University Midwest’s academic programs.

  1. Antioch University Midwest may credit prior learning achieved through coursework taken for academic credit at a regionally accredited institution or at a post-secondary educational institution approved by comparable accrediting bodies.  Coursework taken at institutions without regional accreditation will be reviewed for transfer eligibility on a case-by-case basis by the Registrar, in consultation with the academic programs.

  2. AUM may also grant credit for prior learning gained through various other life experiences. No credit will be awarded merely for undocumented life experiences, regardless of how subjectively valuable they may have been. Antioch University Midwest may award credit that is consistent with the student’s degree requirements or degree plan for the demonstrated learning achieved through prior experience only.

  3. The maximum transfer/prior learning credits that may be awarded toward a master’s degree for learning earned outside of Antioch University may not exceed 25% of the total credits of Antioch Midwest’s master’s degree program. Individual academic programs at AUM are free to narrow these transfer practices (e.g. accepting fewer than 25%), but may not expand them.

  4. Only undergraduate courses with a grade of “C” or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and graduate courses with a grade of “B” or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) are eligible for transfer.

  5. Earned credits from any academic institution that have already been applied toward an earned bachelor’s degree at any institution cannot be credited toward an Antioch University Midwest bachelor’s degree.

  6. Earned credits from any academic institution that have already been applied toward a graduate degree at any institution cannot be credited toward an Antioch University Midwest graduate degree.

  7. Undergraduate credits cannot be applied toward graduate certificates or degrees, except as specified in articulation agreements.

  8. All decisions regarding course substitutions and waivers of specific degree requirements are at the discretion of the chair of the program.

  9. Regardless of the number of prior learning credits awarded, all students in all programs must complete the total number of credits required for the approved degree program. If prior learning results in a degree requirement being waived, students must complete additional course work to earn the total number of credits required for the approved degree program, except as specified in articulation agreements.

  10. To be eligible as transfer credit, graduate credit must have been earned no earlier than 5 years prior to matriculation at AUM.  There is no time limit on eligibility for transfer for undergraduate credit.

  11. Courses taken at Antioch University Midwest as a non-matriculated student within five years of matriculation will automatically be applied to a student’s program (if relevant to the degree) and are not considered transfer credits.

  12. Credit earned at other Antioch University campuses is considered institutional credit, and is not subject to transfer limits applied to non-Antioch credit.

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Approved by Faculty Assembly 8/11/10
Effective Summer Quarter, 2010

 
 
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