Everything You Need to Know About King’s Transfer Credits

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One third of students transfer.

Did you know that about one third of students transfer schools at some point in their education? If you are considering going back to school, chances are you have some transfer credits to bring with you, meaning you can complete your degree more quickly and spend less money. Maybe you took advanced placement classes in high school or began a program at a different college or university. You might even have completed a degree previously. No matter what your education history, the faculty advisors at King University are ready to help you make the transition to one of our valuable online programs.

Defining transfer credits

Transfering course credits are how schools like us measure your prior learning. They are accepted in credits or course units that can be applied to your transcript. Transferring your credits can give you a good idea of where you stand in terms of your new degree.

     If you have previously taken classes at an accredited institution of higher education, you qualify as a transfer student.

If you have previously taken classes at an accredited institution of higher education, you qualify as a transfer student. This means that the courses you’ve completed before being admitted to King University can be recognized and counted toward your degree requirements. Because we have a rolling admissions policy, there is no application deadline.

Why you should transfer your credits

Too often, transfer students lose hard-earned credits when they decide to take their education to a new college or university. Instead of getting credit for work they’ve already done, students will instead re-take courses, wasting their time and money. We value your time too much for that, and we’re here to help make the transfer process easier.

Our university is the largest recipient of transfer students among the institutions in the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA). We also have the largest population of transfer students from public institutions in Tennessee. This is great news for students like you because it means our expanded online programs meet your specific education needs. In fact, during the 2012 to 2013 academic year, we received 417 transfer students from Tennessee public institutions, a number that is over 50 percent higher than that of the second-ranked school.

We earned these rankings based on articulation, transfer policy implementation and transfer student activity among Tennessee’s other higher education institutions. That means we stack up better than many of the schools you might be considering. Many others are making the transfer to King as well: our student population has risen 10 percent from last year’s numbers, with more than 950 students added to enrollment. We truly are the King of transfer credits.

Transfer Policy Information

For most of our online bachelor’s degree programs, up to 88 credit hours can be transferred. Most degrees require 120 credit hours to complete, so you’ll be more than halfway done before you take even one class with us. To obtain a degree from King, you must complete at least 50 credit hours through our institution.

But you may be wondering, “How do I transfer colleges?” To get started, submit a completed application form as well as official transcripts from all higher education institutions that you have attended previously. That’s all you need! If you have previously earned a degree at another college or university, you’ll probably be considered to have met most of King’s core curriculum requirements. Generally, you will receive transfer credit for all college-level courses in which you earned a C- or higher. Courses with grades below the C- level will not transfer. If you’re a nursing student, you should have a C or better for natural science, math and human development courses, as well as a C+ or better for any nursing courses you have taken.

Once you’ve been accepted to one of our many online degree programs, you’ll receive a transfer evaluation from the Office of the Registrar. This evaluation will show you the course equivalency of our classes and which degree requirements those classes meet. Next, based on your transfer evaluation results, your faculty advisor will work with you to determine which classes you need to register for. Your previous college work will be evaluated based on:

• Level
• Content
• Quality
• Comparability
• Degree of program relevance
• Institutional accreditation

We’ll then then apply your accepted transfer credit to your new degree.

You’ll also receive an enrollment packet when you are accepted to King. Complete those forms and return them as soon as possible to reserve your place as a transfer student in our incoming class.

We also offer the added benefit of reverse transfer agreements with several institutions. This means that students like you who transfer to King from community colleges can be awarded a retroactive associate degree from their original institution once they complete their remaining course requirements at King.

We know that continuing your education can be intimidating. That’s why we make it easy for you to transfer your credits and get on your way to meeting your academic and career goals. Whether you want to continue your education in the same field or branch out into something completely new, King welcomes your course credits. Complete your application today and make King University your number one transfer choice.

Transfer Credit Guide