ACC General Catalog 1999-2000

Transferring from ACC

Transfer of Credit to Austin Community College

Austin Community College offers a broad range of educational opportunities for the student whose goal is to transfer to a four-year institution. Credit for courses satisfactorily completed at other accredited colleges and universities will be evaluated and may be transferred to Austin Community College to fulfill requirements toward a degree program. The student must have earned a grade of C or above in the course for the course to transfer. If a grade of D has been earned in a course which the student is attempting to transfer, the student encouraged to see an adviser or the dean. Grades of A,B,C,D, and F will be utilized in calculating the Grade Point Average (GPA) of course work from the sending institution. W's will not be used to calculate GPA. A course-by-course evaluation will be completed ty the Admissions Office when necessary.

Students must complete at least one course in residence before the evaluation results will be recorded on the official transcript. Official transcripts will be evaluated within one semester after they have been received by ACC. An official transcript is required for each college attended. Transcript request forms are available at any ACC Admissions Office.

 Transfer of Credit from Austin Community College

Students planning to transfer Austin Community College course work to another college or university should contact the ACC Advising Office to take advantage of those resources designed specifically for transfer students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these resources early in their collegiate experience, particularly if they are undecided on a major or have not selected a senior institution. Examples of resources, found below, can assist students in making informed decisions when selecting courses, choosing a transfer institution, and completing the necessary steps in the transfer process.

A. Electronic Resources: Resources are available electronically on the Academic Programs home page at http://www2.austin.cc.tx.us/acadprog/transfer/. Students will find information on the following:
1. Tips on how to transfer successfully.
2. Answers to "most-commonly-asked" transfer questions.
3. Transfer equivalency guides for ACC courses at
Texas colleges and universities.
4. Transfer guides for specific majors at the major
transfer receiving institutions for ACC students.
5. A list of those colleges and universities with which ACC has signed formal articulation agreements.

B. Counseling and Career Center: Meet with counselors who help you to help develop an individualized educational plan that best meets your needs and expectations.

Transfer courses: Courses which are designed to transfer to other colleges and universities. Students need to consult with an adviser or counselor about the transferability of specific courses. Because a course will transfer does not mean it will apply toward a specific major or degree at a four-year college or university.

 Core Curriculum

The core curriculum is a group of lower-division, general education courses, which, when completed successfully, can be substituted for similar groups of courses at the college or university to which a student transfers. Core curriculum means the curriculum in liberal arts, humanities, and sciences and political, social, and cultural history that all undergraduate students of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving an academic undergraduate degree. The core curriculum at Austin Community College consists of 42 semester credit hours of courses which are consistent with the common course-numbering system.

If a student successfully completes the 42-hour core curriculum at an institution of higher education in Texas, that block of courses may be transferred to to any other public institution of higher education in Texas and must be substituted for the receiving institution's core curriculum.

A student who transfers from one public institution of higher education to another without completing the core curriculum of the sending institution shall receive academic credit from the receiving institution for each of the courses that the student has successfully completed in the core curriculum of the sending institution.

 Articulation Agreements

Austin Community College and selected four-year colleges and universities establish transfer articulation agreements to provide students with access to, and linkages with, baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university are advised to:

- plan early
- obtain a catalog from the intended college or university the same academic year they enroll at ACC
- make contact with an ACC academic adviser or counselor and admissions representatives from the institution to which they hope to transfer
- follow the equivalent course agreement established for each college or university program listed

ACC has established transfer articulation agreements with the following institutions:

Institution

Agreements

Areas Involved

Abilene Christian University

Formal

All Programs

Angelo State University

Formal

All Programs

Baylor University

Formal

All Programs

Concordia University at Austin

Formal

All Programs

Huston-Tillotson College

Formal

All Programs

Midwestern State University

Formal

Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Radiologic Technology

Prairie View A&M University

Formal

2 + 2 Degree Programs

 

 

Accounting, Administrative Information Systems, Interdisciplinary Studies, Criminal Justice, English, Finance, General Communications, Human Nutrition & Food, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish

St. Edward's University

Formal

Computer Science, Liberal Studies & Business Management for Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

 

Informal

All Programs

Southwest Texas State University

Formal

Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, General Studies, Management, Marketing, Medical Records Admn., Physical Therapy, Sound Recording Technology

Tarleton State University

Formal

All Programs

Texas A & M University

Formal

Engineering

Texas Tech University

Informal

All Programs

The University of Texas-Austin

Formal

Elementary Education Certification

The University of Texas-Arlington

Informal

All Programs

The University of Texas-San Antonio

Formal

Social & Behavioral Sciences, Business, Fine Arts & Humanities, Sciences & Engineering

 

Resolving Transfer Disputes for Lower-Division Courses

The procedures outlined below shall be followed as prescribed by Texas Education Code Section 1.078 (Chapter 5, Subchapter 5, Section 5.393) regarding transfer curricula and transfer credit.

1. Should Austin Community College not accept the course credit earned by a student at another institution of higher education, ACC will give written notice to the student and to the other institution that the transfer of the course credit is denied.
2. ACC, the other institution and the student will attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board guidelines.
3. If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the other institution at which the credit was earned within 45 days after the date the student received written notice of the denial, ACC will notify the Commissioner of Higher Education of the State of Texas of the denial and the reason for the denial.
4. 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 the institutions.

Academic Fresh Start: An applicant to Austin Community College who is a Texas resident may seek to enter pursuant to the "academic fresh start" statute, Texas Education Code, 51.929. If the applicant informs the admissions office in writing of the election at the time of application to the college, ACC will not consider academic course credits or grades earned by the applicant 10 or more years prior to the starting date of the semester in which the applicant seeks to enroll. Applicants who choose to apply under this statute may not receive any course credit for courses taken 10 or more years prior to enrollment.


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