TRANSFER OF CREDIT AND ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

The College is required to communicate its policy on transfer credit. Information regarding the College’s policies regarding transfer of credit is outlined in the College Catalog and has also been included in this section. Students or prospects with questions regarding transfer of credit may contact the Admissions Office at (205) 929-6301 or 929-3415 or Jeff Shelley.

General Principles for Transfer of Credit

Course work transferred or accepted for credit toward an undergraduate program must represent collegiate course work relevant to the formal award. Course content and level of instruction must result in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in College undergraduate formal award programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty members, the College may use recognized guides that aid in the evaluation for credit. Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs.

Courses completed with a passing grade at other duly accredited institutions are accepted for transfer as potentially creditable toward graduation requirements.

Transfer students who desire to have course work completed at international colleges or universities evaluated for transfer credit must submit an evaluation provided by an organization affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Articulation Agreements

The Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS) allows public two-year students in Alabama to obtain a transfer guide/agreement for the major of their choice. The guide/agreement, if used correctly, guides the student through his/her first two years of coursework and prevents loss of credit hours upon transfer to the appropriate public four-year university in Alabama. The Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee (AGSC) is responsible for oversight and monitoring of the STARS System. 

The Alabama Community College System's 2 to 4 Transfer Program facilitates the seamless transfer from community colleges to selected independent colleges and universities in Alabama. The 2 to 4 Transfer Program is similar to the STARS program in that it allows transfer to four-year institutions. A transfer agreement, if used correctly, will guide the student through his/her first two years of coursework and prevent loss of credit hours upon transfer to appropriate independent four-year colleges and universities in Alabama.