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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.
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.
Courses in clock hours are evaluated using the following formulas:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: