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Transfer Policy

University Level Coursework - UCM Transfer Policy

University of Central Missouri awards transfer credit for courses completed at an appropriately recognized university or post-secondary institution of higher learning. An appropriately recognized university is one which is officially recognized by the home country’s Ministry of Education as an institution with full university degree granting authority. Transfer credit is considered acceptable for courses deemed appropriate to University of Central Missouri's baccalaureate programs. Credit is not generally awarded in English courses or coursework in subjects where a minimum grade of “C” or equivalent was not earned.

University transcripts received from current UCM students after the start of their first semester of enrollment may be deemed ineligible for transfer credit consideration.

It is important to note that before University of Central Missouri's Academic Advisors and/or faculty functioning within an applicant’s specific academic area of interest can determine specific University of Central Missouri course equivalencies, they will need to review detailed course content descriptions.  Admitted students should secure this information and bring document(s) with them to orientation.  Students should be prepared to provide their assigned academic advisor with course descriptions during orientation.  Our academic advisors work closely with new students and will determine the remaining course requirements necessary to complete the academic program selected.

Non-University Level Coursework - UCM Transfer Policy

University of Central Missouri does not accept credit for programs and/or courses completed at non-university post-secondary technical institutions.  No direct coordinated link exists between technical post-secondary institutions and university education. Thus, students in technical education programs may progress to higher levels of technical education but do not receive advanced standing, transfer credit or exemptions at University of Central Missouri.  

Descriptions of non-university level institutions and post-secondary education includes craft courses, business education programs, short-term certificate and diploma programs, technician programs, and ordinary and higher diploma programs. These programs are offered at Polytechnics, Technical Training institutes, Institutes of Technology, private post-secondary technical institutions, and private post-secondary commercial colleges. The terms vocational and technical refer to educational training outside the academic stream.  “Vocational” education refers to secondary-level non-academic education and post –secondary education in highly practical fields.  “Technical” education refers to a broader definition of non-academic education which includes vocational education and non-academic education.  In post-secondary education, “technical” refers to applied areas and specialized areas.