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Transfer Credits

Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering System helps ensure the ease of transferring credits between participating accredited educational institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Please see your Campus Department of Academics for more information.

Undergraduate Transfer of Credit Policy

General Information

For students enrolling at Keiser University, credit for courses or degrees completed at another institution is subject to approval by the Dean of Academic Affairs. These courses or degrees must be similar in content and duration to those offered in the program for which an applicant has applied. The Dean of Academic Affairs makes a temporary evaluation from unofficial transcripts. However, only courses listed on official transcripts receive permanent official transfer credit. ( To grant such credit, Keiser University must receive official transcripts – those mailed directly to Keiser University by the previous institution – by the end of a student’s first semester. )

Keiser University requires that, at a minimum, a student complete the final 25% of a program through the University. Transfer students are informed in writing of any credits accepted as transferable. Preliminary notification is presented, in most cases, prior to enrollment but in no case later than the end of a transfer student’s first semester. Students are responsible for having official transcripts sent to Keiser University from their former institution(s).

It may be necessary for students to forfeit some previously earned credit in the transfer process since college philosophies, objectives and programs may vary and change from year to year. Therefore, Keiser University makes no blanket statement or promise of acceptance of credits from any other institution.

Conversion of Clock Hours for Transfer Credit

Courses in clock hours are evaluated using the following formulas:

  • 15 lecture clock hours = 1 semester credit hour
  • 30 laboratory clock hours = 1 semester credit hour
  • 45 externship clock hours = 1 semester credit hour

Transfer from Regionally Accredited Institutions

Keiser University accepts transfer credits applicable to an applicant’s program of study from regionally accredited institutions. Transfer credit is granted only for courses in which a letter grade of “C” or higher was earned ( 2.0 on a 4.0 scale ). Keiser University accepts transfer of associate degrees that, upon evaluation, include the appropriate major course distribution without time limitations. Prior to granting transfer of credit for any course, the University reserves the right to test applicants or request that they successfully pass an examination administered by a Keiser University faculty member.

Transfer from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions

Credit for courses from non-regionally accredited institutions which are substantially equivalent in content to Keiser University courses and are applicable to an applicant’s program of study may be granted on a course-by-course basis. The acceptance of courses from non-regionally accredited institutions is contingent upon appropriate faculty credentials and applicable course content of the course to be transferred. Transfer credits are granted only for courses in which a grade of “C” or higher was earned ( 2.0 on a 4.0 scale ). Prior to granting transfer of credit for any course, the University reserves the right to test applicants or request that they successfully pass an examination administered by a Keiser University faculty member.

Transfer from International Institutions

Upon receipt of an official transcript, transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges / universities are evaluated and granted on a course equivalency basis. The Dean must receive an evaluation of official transcripts by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that the courses are equivalent to courses earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Transfer credits are granted only for courses in which a grade of “C” or higher was earned ( 2.0 on a 4.0 scale ). Prior to granting transfer of credit for any course, the University reserves the right to test applicants or request that they successfully pass an examination administered by a Keiser University faculty member.

Transfer of Credits from Keiser University

Students who are interested in continuing their education at an institution other than Keiser University should first make inquiry at the institution they plan to attend to determine credits and requirements needed for entrance to that institution. Transferability of credits is at the discretion of a receiving institution. Keiser University cannot assure transfer of credit; however, Keiser University has entered into articulation agreements with some local colleges and universities. Students should contact the Dean of Academic Affairs for specific information.

Veteran Transfer of Credits

A Veterans Administration benefit recipient has the responsibility to report all previous education and training to Keiser University. The University evaluates the information and grants appropriate credit, with training time and tuition reduced proportionally. The veteran student and the Veterans Administration are notified.

Transfer of Credit Procedures

The Dean of Academic Affairs evaluates transcripts and determines potential transfer credit granted to students. The following guidelines are used in evaluating transcripts received from other accredited institutions:

  • Official transcripts must be received directly from the former institution within a student’s first semester or no transfer credits are officially granted.
  • Course descriptions from a former institution’s catalog are analyzed and credit is accepted for those successfully completed courses that parallel course content and duration of Keiser University courses. Courses in a student’s major must meet the same general course objectives as Keiser University courses.
  • Only courses with a grade of “C” or higher are considered for transfer credit.
  • Credit value accepted by Keiser University follows program requirements even though more time may have been devoted and more credit awarded in covering the material at the institution from which a student is transferring the credits.
  • Approved articulation agreements with other colleges are recognized for transfer of credit.
  • Decisions are made so that a student’s academic program provides the most professional training.

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After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

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