13B.06.01.02-1

.02-1 Admission of Transfer Students to Public Institutions.

A. Admission to Institutions.

(1) A student attending a public institution who has completed an A.A., A.A.S., or A.S. degree or who has completed 56 or more semester hours of credit, may not be denied direct transfer to another public institution if the student attained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent in parallel courses, except as provided in §A(4) of this regulation.

(2) A student attending a public institution who has not completed an A.A., A.A.S., or A.S. degree or who has completed fewer than 56 semester hours of credit, is eligible to transfer to a public institution regardless of the number of credit hours earned if the student:

(a) Satisfied the admission criteria of the receiving public institution as a high school senior; and

(b) Attained at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent in parallel courses.

(3) A student attending a public institution who did not satisfy the admission criteria of a receiving public institution as a high school senior, but who has earned sufficient credits at a public institution to be classified by the receiving public institution as a sophomore, shall meet the stated admission criteria developed and published by the receiving public institution for transfer.

(4) If the number of students seeking admission exceeds the number that can be accommodated at a receiving public institution, admission decisions shall be:

(a) Based on criteria developed and published by the receiving public institution; and

(b) Made to provide fair and equal treatment for native and transfer students.

B. Admission to Programs.

(1) A receiving public institution may require higher performance standards for admission to some programs if the standards and criteria for admission to the program:

(a) Are developed and published by the receiving public institution; and

(b) Maintain fair and equal treatment for native and transfer students.

(2) If the number of students seeking admission exceeds the number that can be accommodated in a particular professional or specialized program, admission decisions shall be:

(a) Based on criteria developed and published by the receiving public institution; and

(b) Made to provide fair and equal treatment for native and transfer students.

(3) Courses taken at a public institution as part of a recommended transfer program leading toward a baccalaureate degree shall be applicable to related programs at a receiving public institution granting the baccalaureate degree.

C. Receiving Institution Program Responsibility.

(1) The faculty of a receiving public institution is responsible for development and determination of the program requirements in major fields of study for a baccalaureate degree, including courses in the major field of study taken in the lower division.

(2) A receiving public institution may set program requirements in major fields of study which simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.

(3) A receiving public institution, in developing lower division course work, shall exchange information with other public institutions to facilitate the tranfer of credits into its programs.