BP 4-5 Transfer of Credit


APPROVED: October 27, 2014

EFFECTIVE: October 27, 2014

REFERENCES: NWCCU Accreditation Standard 2.A.14


Dawson Community College reserves the right to accept or reject credits earned at other institutions of higher education. In general, the College accepts credits earned at institutions fully accredited by their regional accrediting association for colleges and universities, if the student earned such credits through college-level courses appropriate to the student’s degree program at Dawson Community College.

The College will allow a maximum of 30 credits of transfer coursework to be applied toward a Dawson Community College degree. The College will not alter the grades assigned in transfer courses by the sending institution. The College will grant credit earned in transferable courses without regard to the date at which the course was completed. In some degree programs, especially in scientific and technical subjects, students may be required to acquire current knowledge or to refresh their knowledge by repeating courses taken at a prior date. The College will not grant credit a second time for such repeated courses.

The College will not award transfer credit for the following types of study or coursework: (1) courses taken at colleges or universities that are not regionally accredited, (2) non-credit courses and workshops, and (3) remedial or college preparatory courses.


SCOPE: This policy applies to Dawson Community College

PROCEDURES: The President shall promulgate procedures to implement this policy.