9. Transfer Credit
9.1 Students who transfer to Texas A&M from an institution of higher education that is not accredited by one of the institutional accrediting associations may validate the work taken at the institution by one of the following methods:
9.1.1 Successful completion of a comprehensive departmental examination or nationally standardized examination that is approved by the department.
9.1.2 Successful completion of a higher-level course in the same subject area when approved by the head of the department and the dean of the college.
9.2 As a general rule for undergraduate students, credit will be given for transfer work satisfactorily completed with a passing grade at another properly accredited institution. Credits given by transfer are provisional and may be cancelled at any time if the student’s work in the university is unsatisfactory. Credit will be given to undergraduate students transferring from nonaccredited public colleges in Texas for work completed with grades of C or better if they earn a grade point ratio of 2.00 (C average) on the first 30 hours of residence work at this university.
Students should refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for program specific information regarding transfer admissions and transfer course. Transfer work from international colleges and universities will be evaluated on an individual basis. No English composition courses will be transferred from institutions located in non-English speaking countries. American history and American political science (government) courses will not transfer from foreign institutions. A-level examinations with a grade of C or better will result in the award of transfer credit. Baccalaureate II examinations will not transfer, but students may take CLEP or departmental examinations to receive credit.
9.3 As a general rule for master’s and doctoral students, courses taken in residence at an accredited U.S. institution or approved international institution with a final grade of B or greater will be considered for transfer credit if, at the time the courses were completed, the courses would be accepted for credit toward a similar degree for a student in degree-seeking status at the host institution. These courses must not have been used previously for another degree.
Coursework in which no formal grades are given or in which grades other than letter grades (A or B) are earned (for example, CR, P, S, U, H, etc.) is not accepted for transfer credit.
Except for officially approved cooperative doctoral programs, credit for thesis or dissertation research or the equivalent is not transferable.
Master’s and doctoral students should refer to the Graduate and Professional Catalog for program specific information regarding transfer admissions and transfer of course credit.
9.4 First Professional students (Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Juris Doctor) should refer to the Graduate and Professional Catalog for program specific information regarding transfer admissions and transfer of course credit.
Students should also refer to sections 14.21,14.22 and 14.23 of Student Rules.