Acceptable collegiate sources
for credit transfer
and colleges with accreditations or that are candidates
for accreditation by one of the regional accrediting
associations, (such as North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools) and colleges and universities
in foreign countries that hold official recognition
in the specific country in which located:
awarded may be exact BGSU course equivalent credit
when a course is substantially the same as an existing
BGSU course. (Example: History of U.S. to Civil
War = History 205);
- When a course for which transfer credit is requested
has no equivalent in the same department at BGSU,
credit may be awarded in that department but with
no course number assigned. (Example: History of
India = history elective);
- When the course is in a department not existing
at BGSU, credit may be awarded in a different department.
(Example: anthropology assigned to sociology, some
photography courses assigned to art or technology);
- Credit may be deferred when equivalency cannot be
determined by the Office of Registration and Records.
Procedures exist for the further evaluation of deferred
credit by faculty members in an appropriate department.
Green State University does not generally accept transfer
credit from institutions lacking accreditation from
one of the six regional accrediting agencies (e.g.,
North Central Association). However, such transfer of
credit is possible, particularly if the originating
institution has accreditation from a disciplinary-based
accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation (CHEA).
courses may be validated only from within the discipline
for which the originating institution is accredited.
may be accepted only upon the recommendation of
the specific department/school/program and college
in which the coursework is offered;
- Decisions about validation of courses should be
based on demonstrated student competencies, rather
than on a comparison of syllabi or course descriptions.
The specific means for determining competencies
will be up to the individual department, school,
or program, with college-level approval.