University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Transfer Credit

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor accepts in transfer a maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit toward master’s degrees and 12 semester hours of graduate credit toward doctoral degrees provided that those graduate courses were (1) completed no more than five years before admission to UMHB; (2) are from regionally accredited United States institutions of higher education; (3) received a grade of at least a “B;” and (4) consisted of subject matter equivalent to UMHB course(s) applicable to the student’s program of study.

Transfer course equivalencies are determined through the collaborative efforts of the Registrar’s Office, the graduate program Director, the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Provost’s Office on the basis of the comparability of the nature, content, and level of the learning experiences to those offered by UMHB and the appropriateness and applicability of the learning experiences to the programs offered by UMHB.

Transfer courses along with their respective credit hours and grades are posted to students’ academic records and are available for degree planning purposes by the end of the semester in which the transcripts are received. The accepted transfer course grades are incorporated into the student’s cumulative GPA.

Course work with a grade of “B” or higher from United States colleges or universities accredited by other Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognized accrediting bodies may be considered for transfer on a course-by-course basis upon the written petition of the student to the graduate program director under which the course content falls. Documentation detailing content studied such as course syllabi may be requested for petition consideration. All transcripts, certificates, and diplomas from institutions outside the United States must be sent to an approved foreign credential evaluation service for a course-by-course evaluation in order for the possibility of transfer credit to be determined.

Credit is not awarded for experiential learning.

Credit from quarter system schools will be converted to semester hours:

Quarter

Semester

5

3.33

4

2.67

3

2.0

2

1.33

1

0.67

Only official transcripts will be evaluated for potential transfer credit.

  • New students must submit an official transcript from ALL previously attended colleges and universities. Even though courses taken at one institution may be noted on another institution’s transcript, an official transcript from each institution at which courses were taken is required. Transcripts should be sent directly from prior institutions to the UMHB Graduate Admissions Office.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Graduate Admissions Office

UMHB Box 8402

900 College Street

Belton TX 76513

  • Readmitted students who attended any other institutions during their absence from UMHB must submit official transcripts reflecting such attendance. Transcripts should be sent directly from the institutions to the UMHB Graduate Admissions Office.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Graduate Admissions Office

UMHB Box 8402

900 College Street

Belton TX 76513

  • Current students who concurrently enroll in other institutions must submit official transcripts reflecting their concurrent enrollment. Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to the UMHB Registrar’s Office.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Registrar’s Office

UMHB Box 8425

900 College Street

Belton TX 76513

Students at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor who wish to enroll in course work at another institution and apply those hours toward their UMHB degree must complete the Pre-Approval of Transfer Credits form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. The purpose of this permission is to ensure appropriate content, graduate classification of the course, and overall suitability for the student’s degree plan.. Courses approved by one graduate program as substitutions for program requirements are not automatically granted approval by other graduate programs using the same program requirements.

Students at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor who wish to enroll in course work in a foreign country and apply those hours toward their UMHB degree must secure written permission from their graduate program director and the Dean of the Graduate School. Documentation should be provided through a foreign transcript evaluation service.

UMHB is not responsible for courses taken without proper approval.

Transfer credit inquiries may be directed to registrar@umhb.edu or 254-295-4510.