An applicant who has previously attended another duly accredited postsecondary institution will be considered a transfer student.
a) To be classified as degree eligible, a transfer student must have submitted to the institution an application for admission and official transcripts from all duly accredited postsecondary institutions attended and any other documents required for first-time students.
b) A transfer student who does not meet the requirements in a) shall be classified as a non-degree eligible student/ability to benefit student or conditional.
c) An applicant who has completed the baccalaureate degree will be required to submit only the transcript from the institution granting the baccalaureate degree.
A transfer student who does not have on file official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended and any additional documents required by the institution may be granted conditional admission. No transfer student shall be allowed to enroll for a second semester unless all required admissions records have been received by the institution prior to registration for the second semester.
Transfer of Academic Credit
Transfer credit will be evaluated and recorded by Enrollment Services. Transfer students with a complete admission file should review myShelton to view courses accepted from previous colleges. The admission’s file consists of a completed application form and transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended by the student. Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward an undergraduate program must represent collegiate coursework relevant to the formal award, with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in the institution's own undergraduate formal award programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, an institution may use recognized guides which 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. A course completed with a passing grade at other duly accredited postsecondary institutions will be accepted for transfer as potentially creditable toward graduation requirements. A transfer grade of "D" will only be accepted when the transfer student's cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above at the time of admission. If the student has a cumulative 2.0 or above, the "D" grade will be accepted the same as for native students. A transfer student from a collegiate institution not accredited by the appropriate regional association or Council on Occupational Education may request an evaluation of transfer credits after completing fifteen semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. Only acceptable coursework that applies to the student’s declared program of study at the time of admission will be awarded. Students who change their program of study in subsequent terms must notify the Office of Admissions & Records of this change and request that any applicable transfer credit that is applicable to the new program of study be evaluated and added to the student’s transcript. Students who transfer prior to being accepted into a program of study which requires special admission must request that all relevant coursework that applies to the student’s new program of study be reevaluated once the student has been accepted. Credit may be extended based on a comprehensive evaluation of demonstrated and documented competencies and previous formal training.
Initial Academic Status of Transfer Students
- A transfer student whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale will be admitted on Clear academic status.
- A transfer student whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will be admitted on Academic Probation. The transcript will read ADMITTED ON ACADEMIC PROBATION.
- An applicant who has been academically suspended from a duly accredited postsecondary institution may be admitted as a transfer student only after following the appeal process established at the institution for "native" students who have been academically suspended. If the transfer student is admitted upon appeal, the student will enter the institution on Academic Probation. The transcript will read ADMITTED UPON APPEAL-ACADEMIC PROBATION.