Students transferring from one college to another are concerned about how their courses will be accepted. The transfer evaluation team at Austin Peay State University works hard to make the transition smooth and easy. This guide is designed to answer most frequently asked transfer questions. Click here for an explanation sheet of the Student Transfer Credit Evaluation.
Austin Peay accepts credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities as transfer credit. Substitutions of transfer credit in the requirements of the major must be approved by the department in which the major is housed. Students may appeal the denial of transfer of credit from non-regionally accredited institutions; the decision regarding such credit is deferred until after registration at APSU. Stipulations that apply to transfer credit include:
Transfer applicants who have a valid ACT English score of 28-30 (SAT/SAT1 verbal/ critical reading 620-680) may receive credit for ENGL 1010 . Those with a valid ACT English score of 31-36 (SAT/SAT 1 verbal/critical reading 690- 800) may receive credit for ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 . Students will receive this credit only if they have not already received college credit for ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 .
A. The CARE (Credentials Analysis and Re-Evaluation) Policy is a plan of academic forgiveness, which allows undergraduate students who have experienced academic difficulty to make a clean start upon returning to college after an extended absence.
B. The CARE allows eligible students to resume study without being penalized for his/her past unsatisfactory scholarship and signals the initiation of a new QPA/GPA to be used for determining academic standing.
C. Readmitted students who were formally enrolled in the institution as well as transfer students who meet institutional requirements for admission and who have been separated from all institutions of higher education for a minimum of two (2) years are eligible for CARE. CARE is not available for students who have earned a college degree.
D. CARE criteria:
a. Once the student has satisfied the above requirements, the institution may grant CARE. The student may be granted CARE only once.
b. The student’s permanent record will remain a record of all work; however, up to 18 credit hours taken which earned grades of D or F during all terms beginning within a continuous 365 day window will be excluded from the calculation of the QPA/GPA. QPA, GPA and credit hours will reflect courses for which passing grades were earned and retained.
(1) Retained grades will be calculated in the CARE QPA/GPA.
(2) Courses with D or F grades must be repeated at the institution when they are required in the student’s current major.
(3) The application of retained credit toward degree requirements will be determined by the requirements currently in effect at the time the academic renewal status is conferred on the student. Specific program requirements must also be met.
(4) Previously satisfied Assessment and Placement Program (COMPASS) requirements will not be forfeited.
c. Upon degree admission, CARE applicants who did not satisfy COMPASS requirements at the time of previous enrollment and whose academic plan includes completion of a college-level English or mathematics course must meet current Academic Assessment and Placement Program (COMPASS) requirements regarding enrollment in college English and mathematics courses.
d. The student’s transcript will note that CARE was applied and the date on which it was applied.
e. By applying for CARE, the student signifies understanding that institutions other than APSU may not accept the QPA as it is calculated with CARE.
E. This policy is independent of financial aid regulations. Financial aid requirements at the time of application will apply. Therefore, a CARE applicant should check with his/her financial aid counselor for guidance.Course Repetition