Transfer Credit Equivalency
You can see how your credits will transfer by using the Transferology tool. Follow these step by step instructions to get your evaluation! If your search produces few or no results, do not be alarmed, it just means that these courses have not been evaluated, if you submit the courses, they will be evaluated.
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Course Transfer Information
Follow these instructions on using Transferology.
Please note: Search may not produce a complete list of transfer credit courses.
If you are not clear on this process or have questions, please feel free to contact the Office of the Registrar at 318-473-6424 or via email at email@example.com.
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us at 318-473-6424 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
official transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions
from each regionally accredited college or university attended. This
academic information will be used to determine transfer of credits. A
final official transcript must be received in the Office of Admissions
by the 1st day of class the first term of attendance. If the college or
university participates in secure electronic transmission of official
transcripts, the transcripts should be sent to: email@example.com.
All college-level courses from colleges or universities in candidacy status or accredited by any of the six regional accrediting agencies at the time the courses were taken will be accepted for transfer credit. Courses from non-accredited schools will not be accepted for transfer, however a student will have the opportunity to appeal for credit through the Prior Learning Assessment policy.
Evaluations of credits from other institutions are made by department chairs and/or appropriate faculty and are processed by the Office of the Registrar. These evaluations are not made until a student’s complete application and all official transcripts from each college and university attended are received.
Transfer courses are evaluated based on the catalog in effect during the academic year in which the student applies to the university. When transfer courses are taught at the lower (1000-2000) level at the sending institution but at the upper (3000-4000) level at LSUA, upper-level credit may be granted if the courses are determined to be equivalent by the departmental faculty and department chair. Such equivalencies are usually limited to differences of one level (i.e., 2000 to 3000). Exceptions to this general rule require the approval of the departmental faculty and department chair. A maximum of 15 hours of lower-level transfer credit that has been evaluated as upper-level credit at LSUA may be used to satisfy the upper-level course requirement for the LSUA baccalaureate degree being pursued.
Credit earned by departmental or institutional examinations at other regionally-accredited colleges and universities and listed on an official transcript is recognized in the same way as residence credit earned in those institutions is accepted. Such credit is generally not included in the computation of the grade point average.
Students who have taken subject examinations in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or who have participated in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board (AP) should have examination scores sent directly to Admissions. Official examination scores are then sent to the Office of the Registrar for review and posting on student’s transcript if applicable.
Credit is not awarded for work or travel experience except as validated by appropriate credit examinations at LSUA.
Credit allowed by the Office of the Registrar for transfer is in all cases subject to review by the student’s department chair and to approval by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Inquiries about the evaluation of credit should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. Inquiries about the acceptance of credit for a particular degree program and about the length of time required for the completion of the requirements of a particular degree program should be directed to the appropriate academic department.