Transfer students must meet the admission requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and must comply with the same admissions procedures. Upon admission, academic credits earned at other educational institutions will be assessed by the Academic Office and transfer credit will be granted based on course content and instructional hours equivalency to the courses offered at SBU. Any credit used for admissions requirements shall not be used again for credit toward the Master’s degree program.
AOM courses taken at educational institutions approved by the California Acupuncture Board and accredited by ACAOM may be fully accepted for transfer credit.
AOM courses taken from accredited educational institutions that are not approved by the California Acupuncture Board may only be accepted for a maximum of 50% of transfer credit.
AOM courses taken from unaccredited educational institutions that are approved by the California Acupuncture Board may only be accepted for a maximum of 50% of transfer credit.
All other courses that were taken from educational institutions accredited by an accrediting agency which is recognized by the United States Department of Education may be fully accepted for transfer credit.
Courses taken from unaccredited educational institutions that are not approved by the California Acupuncture Board will not be accepted for transfer credit.
Equivalency and comparability of Transfer Credits (TC) is based on the course title, content, quality, level, and units/hours in the course-by-course evaluation process. Credit cannot be given for courses with a “C” grade or lower.
If SBU has question as to whether the content of prior coursework is equivalent to the course for which the transfer credit is sought, SBU will require the student to provide additional information regarding the course or may require the student to take a challenge examination. Half of the course tuition fee is required as an administrative fee for each challenge examination.
Courses taken from foreign educational institutions must be evaluated by a credential evaluation agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) prior to granting transfer credit. AOM courses taken from a foreign educational institution may be accepted for a maximum of 50% of transfer credit if equivalent to the University’s courses. All other courses that were taken from a foreign educational institution may be fully accepted for transfer credit if equivalent to the University’s courses.
If a student has successfully completed a minimum of 70% or more of the required hours in a qualified transferring course, that student needs to attend the equivalent course in order to complete the number of hours that are deficient. The faculty of the particular course will verify the student’s competency in the course through a comprehensive examination.
If a student has completed less than 70% of the required hours in a qualified transferring course, the equivalent course must be successfully repeated in its entirety for credit.
The Registrar will inform the student in writing of any award of transfer credits. The Registrar will also maintain records of transfer credits granted in individual student’s file.
The evaluation of transfer credit shall be completed within the quarter that the official transcript and TC Evaluation Request Form were received.
Transferring students must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirement. Transfer credits will be counted towards the maximal length of study at the University. Fifteen (15) quarter units shall constitute one (1) quarter term, which will be used in the determination of time limitations for graduation.
The initial transfer credit evaluation granted at the time of admission to the AOM program is free of charge. However, each additional TC evaluation will require a $50 processing fee.
More than 30% of quarter units (equivalent to 20% of semester units) at the graduate level earned by another institution may not be accepted as transfer credits toward the Master’s degree program.
• Transfer Units to Qualify for SBU Quarter System
If the credits or degree that you earned at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals.
It is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution which credits and /or coursework, if any, will be accepted
Upon admissions, the academic work earned elsewhere, but equivalent to the SBU doctoral
program, will be evaluated for similar content so that appropriate transfer credit be
Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials
The transferability of credits you earn at South Baylo University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree, diploma, or certificate you earn in any of SBU programs is also at the discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree, diploma, or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending SBU to determine if your credits or degree, diploma or certificate will transfer.