Resolution of Transfer
Disputes for Lower-Division Courses
The transfer curricula
shall be as prescribed by the current issue of the Coordinating Board’s
guide to transfer curricula and transfer of credit. The following
procedures shall be followed by Texas Public Institutions of Higher
Education in the resolution of transfer disputes involving lower division
If an institution of higher education does not
accept course credit earned by a student at another institution of
higher education, that institution shall give written notice to the
student and the other institution that the transfer of the course credit
The two institutions and the student shall attempt
to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with Board
rules and/or guidelines.
If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the
satisfaction of the student or the institution at which the credit was
earned within 45 days after the date the student received written notice
of the denial, the institution that denies the transfer of the course
credit shall notify the Commissioner of its denial and the reason for
The Commissioner of Higher Education or the Commissioner's designee
shall make the final determination about a dispute concerning the
transfer of course credit and give written notice of the determination
to the involved student and institutions.
Students who transfer to Texas A&M University at Galveston from an
institution of higher education that is not accredited by one of the
regional accrediting associations may validate the work taken at the
institution by one of the following methods:
Successful completion of a comprehensive
departmental examination or nationally standardized examination that is
approved by the department.
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.
Credit will be given to students transferring from nonaccredited public
colleges in Texas for work completed with grades of C or better if they
earn a grade point of 2.0 (C average) on the first 30 hours of residence
work at this University.
Transfer work from
international colleges and universities will be evaluated on an individual
basis. No English course credit will be awarded for courses completed in
non-English speaking countries. "A" level examinations will transfer.
Baccalaureate II examinations will not transfer; however, these students
may take CLEP or departmental examinations to receive credit.
Students may apply up to
12 hours of correspondence credit earned through an accredited institution
toward the requirements for an undergraduate degree, even though Texas A&M
University at Galveston does not offer courses by correspondence.
Correspondence courses taken through the Defense
Activity for Non- Traditional Education Support (DANTES) may be accepted
and included in the 12 hours allowed. Students may apply a maximum total
of 30 semester hours of approved extension class work and correspondence
study toward a degree.
In order for a student in residence at Texas A&M
University at Galveston to receive credit for correspondence work toward a
bachelor’s degree, he/she should:
Obtain advance written permission from the academic
department head of his/her major.
Present appropriate evidence (official transcript)
of having completed the course.
Credit for Military Service
Students who have
completed one year of active duty in the armed forces of the United States
may be given academic credit of four semester hours of Military Science.
Students who have served at least one year in the
armed forces of the United States on active duty as commissioned officers
may be given academic credit of 16 semester hours of Military Science.
A student wishing to receive such credit should file
a certified copy of his or her DD-214 with the Office of Admissions and
Records so that credit may be allowed. This credit will not exempt a
student from TASP.