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Comprehensive Standard 3.4.4

The Institution has a defined and published policy for evaluating, awarding, and accepting credit for transfer, experiential learning, advanced placement, and professional certificates that is consistent with its mission and ensures that course work and learning outcomes are at the collegiate level and comparable to the institution’s own degree programs.  The institution assumes responsibility for the academic quality of any course work or credit recorded on the institution’s transcript. (Acceptance of academic credit)   

Judgement: Compliant

Narrative:

The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) transfer policies and criteria are published in the 2011-2012 Academic Catalog and are also available on the website.  These policies and criteria encompass all courses regardless of delivery method.  Advance placement credit policies and criteria are also detailed in the catalog.

Policies and criteria for Credit by Examination, Military Credit, and Credit for Non-Collegiate Programs are also defined and published in the 2011-2012 Academic Catalog and available on the University website.  World Education Service is used for international transcript evaluation.  In these cases, the process requires final determination of credit by the dean of the college or school where the student is enrolled.  This process ensures all course work and outcomes are at the appropriate collegiate level and comparable to USC Upstate’s degree programs.  USC Upstate assumes responsibility for the academic quality of all credit recorded on the institution’s transcript.

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