University Of Houston-Victoria
3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901
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Transfer students should refer to the following regulations concerning transfer of credits to UH-Victoria. A student in doubt about courses which can be transferred to this university may consult the Office of Admissions and Records. Information as to how specific courses may be applied toward a degree should be obtained from the school of the students proposed degree.
The dean of the school of the students plan, with the advice and consent of the president or his/her designate, will make the decision concerning the application of transfer credit to the degree program.
Transfer of Vocational and Technical Courses
Vocational or technical courses will transfer for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, provided the courses are transferred from a college or university accredited by one of the six recognized regional accrediting associations, the credit is of college level, and the credit is shown on the schools official transcript.
Transfer Credit From International Institutions
Transfer work from international institutions that do not follow the U.S. pattern of education will be evaluated on an individual basis. Credit will be given for work satisfactorily completed at international institutions offering programs recognized by University of Houston-Victoria. Official credentials submitted directly from the Office of the Registrar and a listing of courses completed and grades awarded must accompany any request for transfer credit. Credentials must contain both English translation, if necessary, and original language of instruction. Courses must be equivalent in character and content to courses offered at UHV. No English composition courses will be transferred from institutions located in non-English speaking countries. American history and American political science/government courses will not transfer from foreign institutions. Courses taken at language training centers or institutes are generally not awarded transfer credit.
Junior College Regulations
A student enrolled in a degree program at UH-Victoria may transfer hours from a junior college, subject to the following conditions:
UH-Victoria does not offer correspondence courses; however, such credit may be accepted in transfer when taken from an accredited college or university. A student may apply a maximum of 18 semester hours of correspondence credit toward a bachelors degree. Only 6 semester hours in the plan may be correspondence credit.
The University does not award academic course credit for experiential learning or life experience. As specified by the state, certain kinds of experience may be credited toward fulfilling certification requirements in Education.
Transfer of Examination Credit
Credit for advanced placement earned at another institution may be transferred provided the institution is accredited by one of the six recognized regional accrediting associations, the credit is of college level and the credit is shown on the schools official transcript.
The dean of the school of the students plan, with the advice and consent of the president or his/her designate, will make the decision concerning the application of advanced placement credit to the degree program.
Evaluation of Transfer Work
If the application for admission indicates that the student plans to earn a degree at UH-Victoria, college credit earned at another accredited institution will be evaluated in accordance with the transfer of credit regulations in effect at the time of enrollment. The evaluation of transfer work is usually made after enrollment and after the complete transfer record is on file. Copies of the evaluation will be mailed to the student and the school of the students plan.
Resolution of Transfer Disputes for Lower Division Courses
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has established procedures to be followed by Texas public colleges and universities in resolving transfer of credit disputes involving lower division courses. Courses covered by this procedure are defined by the Coordinating Boards guide, "Transfer of Credit Policies and Curricula".
If a transfer course covered by the Coordinating Board policies is not accepted, the student may initiate an appeal. A "UH-Victoria Appeal Form" must be completed and submitted to UH-Victoria Office of Admissions and Records within 15 calendar days after the evaluation of transfer work has been sent to the student. (Forms are available in the Office of Admissions and Records or at www.uhv.edu/oar) .
The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with the Coordinating Board rules and/or guidelines.
If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the institution at which the credit was earned, then UH-Victoria will state its reason for course denial to the Commissioner of Higher Education within 45 days after the date the student received written notice of the denial.
The commissioner or a designee will then provide a final written decision about the transfer of course credit to UH-Victoria, the student and the other institution.