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Transfer Articulation

General Transfer Guidelines

  1. Snow College accepts college level credit in transfer from colleges and universities accredited by any of the six regional accreditation bodies:
    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    • New England Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Western Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. Grades in individual classes must be D- or higher to be eligible for GE or elective credit except a minimum grade of C- is required GE credit in the following GE areas:
    • American Institutions (AI) 
    • English (E1 & E2)
    • Quantitative Literacy (MA)
  3. Courses must be college level (rather than remedial or developmental.)  At Utah institutions, this usually means courses numbered 1000 or above.
  4. Due to the age of coursework, some credit may only transfer as elective credit.  Course credit awarded is dependent on applicability and/or academic department discretion.
  5. There is no limit to the number of transfer credits which may be accepted.
  6. Transfer courses will not be accepted from other institutions for the purpose of posting a grade change or repeat on a course previously taken at Snow College.
  7. The transfer credit evaluation is subject to audit and reevaluation.
  8. Transfer credit must be received at least three weeks prior to registration.

Articulation Process

  1. The transfer articulation process is how the college grants credit for courses Snow College students have completed at other institutions. Proper transfer articulation relies less on how a decision will affect a particular student and more on how a decision will affect all students and the integrity of a Snow College education.
  2. It is the student's responsibility to order an OFFICIAL transcript from the previous institution(s) and provide any Course Descriptions or "Master Course Content Syllabi with Outcomes" that might be required to process the transcript. As a courtesy to our students, the Transfer Articulation Specialist will research the necessary information to complete evaluations and determine course equivalency. However, if the information is not easily located, the student will be asked to provide it.
  3. Transcripts are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  A transcript sent electronically is typically received within 2 to 3 business days.  A transcript sent by mail can take up to 2 weeks depending on the mail service and where it originated. Most transcripts are articulated and credits posted within 1 to 2 business days depending on volume and whether courses need to be evaluated by the department. If a transcript needs to be sent for evaluation, the process of posting the credit may take 2 weeks or longer. Students are notified by email once their credits have been posted. Students may then find out how their credits have been accepted through their Badger Web account.

Official Transcripts

An OFFICIAL transcript is a transcript received by the Snow College Articulation Office in one of the following ways:

  1. Paper transcripts can be mailed directly from the college or university to:
    Snow College
    Transfer Articulation Office
    Mail Stop: REG 1006
    150 E College Ave.
    Ephraim, UT  84627
  2. Paper transcripts can also be delivered in person to the Transfer Articulation Specialist provided they are unopened in the original envelope bearing an official seal. Courses must appear on an official transcript from the sending institution. Transcripts issued to the student are not acceptable.
  3. Electronic transcripts are considered official if they are sent through a secure transcript exchange company (such as National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment) or to as a secured/certified official electronic transcript.  (Not as a regular email attachment from anyone other than the transfer institution.)

Unofficial Transcripts

Transcripts received by Snow College through fax, regular email from anyone other than the issuing institution, or outside of a sealed envelope are considered UNOFFICIAL and will not be accepted.

In-State Transcripts 

Official transcripts received from institutions that are among the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) are more easily evaluated.  General Education (GE) degrees and certificates received at any USHE school are honored by all other USHE schools.  In addition, GE credit granted by a USHE school is accepted by all other USHE schools.

Out-of-State Transcripts

Most out-of-state transcripts will require an evaluation as the courses may not be in the Snow College database.  Snow College does NOT automatically accept GE credit granted by an out-of-state school because GE course requirements and expected outcomes vary from state to state.  Students may be asked to provide a "Master Course Content Syllabus with Outcomes" for review by individual departments.

International Transcripts

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

Successful completion of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams may yield credit in general education or provide elective credits.  CLEP course work is ungraded and is not considered resident credit.  A student may not receive credit for both the exam and corresponding courses completed.  Credit is not accepted for all CLEP Exams.

Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) Transcripts

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Credit

Military Transcripts

Police Office Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)

Transfer Credit Articulation Appeals Process 

If a student wishes to appeal how their transfer credit was articulated, they should be aware of the following:

  1. Every effort is made to grant equivalent GE credit for courses from other non-USHE Institutions. However, because GE course requirements and expected outcomes vary between institutions it is not always possible to do so.
  2. If a student disagrees with how their transfer credit was accepted by Snow College, they must submit the following:
    1. Transfer Articulation Appeal Form.
    2. The transfer institution's "master course content syllabus with outcomes" from the catalog year the class was taken. (Appeals will not be reviewed without the syllabus.)
    3. Forms should be submitted to the Transfer Articulation Specialist. (Located in the Registration Office.)
    4. Department chairs and deans will review the course content and make a final decision on whether or not the course should be re-articulated.