Transfer Credit Policy

General Policy for Transferable Credit

Transfer credit is defined as academic credit accepted by Kettering College from another regionally accredited academic institution. 

To be acceptable:

  • Coursework must be from an institution with regional accreditation, such as from the Higher Learning Commission. 
  • All transfer requests must be in writing.
  • Transfer credit approval is valid for admission to the program of study for a period of one year from the approval date. If entry into the program of study is delayed for more than a year, transfer credit will be re-evaluated for applicability.
  • Specific courses must be with set time limits to be suitable for transfer credit.  To be eligible for transfer, math and science courses must be taken no more than 10 years prior to program entry date.  Students admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions or Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion programs are exempt from time limits.
  • Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by official translations and course-by-course evaluations done by a reputable international evaluation service. If your transcripts from secondary school or college are in a language other than English, they will need to be officially translated by World Education Services(
  • Courses must be both content and credit equivalent — quarter-to-semester hour conversion: quarter hours multiplied by .67 equals semester hours (i.e. 5 quarter hours  X .67 = 3.35 semester hours).
  • Content equivalent courses, which are short in credit hours must meet program of study requirements.
  • Kettering College’s programs of study require a C (2.0) or higher for all coursework. All courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, required for specified program of study will be transferred.
  • Students may submit a written request to remove a course from their transfer credit if they plan to repeat the course at Kettering College.
  • Course credits may not exceed maximum transfer credit. Kettering College residency requirement: For each degree, there is a limit on how many credits a student may transfer
    • Associate degree:  30 semester hours of transfer credit.
    • Bachelor of Science completion: 30 semester hours of transfer credit.
    • Bachelor of Science: 60 semester hours of transfer credit.
  • Credit by examination, such as CLEP and AP, will be treated as transfer credit.
  • It is recommended for students who have more transferable credits than the maximum allowed for residency requirements; work directly with the Records Office to determine which credits will be transferred.

Students with considerable transfer credit may experience difficulty in registering for full-time status once enrolled at Kettering College.


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