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Will College/University Coursework Transfer to AC?

 

Amarillo College does not issue I-20 documents to students for F-1 Visa study. However, students who have attended a foreign high school, college, or university should submit all required documentation.

Please see the Foreign Credential Services checklist (page 1) and list of approved evaluation agencies (page 2) to ensure all required documents are sent to the Registrar's Office.

Please Note: Upper-level coursework, courses for a specific major, continuing education courses, English courses, and courses for which there are no specific AC equivalents generally will not transfer to AC. Also, if the college or university is/was on the quarter system courses may not transfer due to a lack of semester credit hours (once converted); likewise, students who took fewer credit hours than needed at a school on a semester credit hour system, will not receive transfer credit for courses at AC that require more credit hours than the AC-required course.

It's also possible that if course descriptions and/or syllabi information cannot be found via our search tools, the student may be required to contact the school to request the description/syllabi so that the student can provide this information to AC and an evaluation of the credit can be determined. With adviser approval, some academic coursework may be used for electives or substituted if the coursework meets certain criteria.

Non-accredited institutions are noted as such when they are not regionally accredited. Students who take coursework at non-accredited institutions will not automatically have their coursework evaluated for transfer. However, these students can pursue credit via departmental exam, receiving credit for licensure (if applicable), or through any other alternative credit model available at AC.

 

The recognized regionally accredited bodies are as follows:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (M)
  • New England Association of Schools adn Colleges (EH)
  • Higher Learning Commission (NH)
  • Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universities (NW)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SC)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges  - Accrediting SR Colleges and Universities (WC)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Accrediting Community and Junior Colleges (WJ)

As of January 2019, Amarillo College has also expanded our evaluation to include the evaluation of other "THECB-recognized accreditors" coursework. However, please note that Amarillo College's recognition of these accreditors does not mean that the student's intended transfer institution will likewise recognize the same coursework. 

 

We also will accept (when appropriate) the American Council on Education recommendations for credit. 

 

 

Private regionally accredited institution coursework and out-of-state regionally accredited institution coursework is considered for transfer through the evaluation of the course descriptions, syllabi, and occasionally the general education requirements at the previous institution. In some instances, department chairs/coordinators are also consulted for their expertise on what courses should transfer. 

Please Note: Upper-level coursework, courses for a specific major, continuing education courses, or courses for which there are no AC equivalents will not transfer to AC. Also, if the college or university is/was on the quarter system courses may not transfer due to a lack of semester credit hours (once converted); likewise, students who took fewer credit hours than needed at a school on a semester credit hour system, will not receive transfer credit for courses at AC that require more credit hours than the AC-required course.

It's also possible that if course descriptions and/or syllabi information cannot be found via our search tools, the student may be required to contact the school to request the description/syllabi so that the student can provide this information to AC and an evaluation of the credit can be determined. With adviser approval, some academic coursework may be used for electives or substituted if the coursework meets certain criteria.

Private regionally accredited institution coursework and out-of-state regionally accredited institution coursework is considered for transfer through the evaluation of the course descriptions, syllabi, and occasionally the general education requirements at the previous institution. In some instances, department chairs/coordinators are also consulted for their expertise on what courses should transfer. 

Please Note: Upper-level coursework, courses for a specific major, continuing education courses, or courses for which there are no AC equivalents will not transfer to AC. Also, if the college or university is/was on the quarter system courses may not transfer due to a lack of semester credit hours (once converted); likewise, students who took fewer credit hours than needed at a school on a semester credit hour system, will not receive transfer credit for courses at AC that require more credit hours than the AC-required course.

It's also possible that if course descriptions and/or syllabi information cannot be found via our search tools, the student may be required to contact the school to request the description/syllabi so that the student can provide this information to AC and an evaluation of the credit can be determined. With adviser approval, some academic coursework may be used for electives or substituted if the coursework meets certain criteria.

Texas public institutions have a common numbering system and courses that are assigned to the core curriculum. Courses assigned as core by another institution will always transfer as core  courses to Amarillo College [a] and courses that are 1000 or 2000-level at another Texas public institution with generally transfer to Amarillo College [b]. 
     [a] Some programs may require certain courses in a core area as a major requirement.
     [b] If AC does not offer an equivalent course, the course may not transfer. However, in some instances, university upper-level courses may also
          be deemed equivalent to lower-level courses.

Please Note: Upper-level coursework, courses for a specific major, continuing education courses, or courses for which there are no AC equivalents will not transfer to AC. Also, if the college or university is/was on the quarter system courses may not transfer due to a lack of semester credit hours (once converted); likewise, students who took fewer credit hours than needed at a school on a semester credit hour system, will not receive transfer credit for courses at AC that require more credit hours than the AC-required course.

It's also possible that if course descriptions and/or syllabi information cannot be found via our search tools, the student may be required to contact the school to request the description/syllabi so that the student can provide this information to AC and an evaluation of the credit can be determined. With adviser approval, some academic coursework may be used for electives or substituted if the coursework meets certain criteria.

 


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