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Capitol Technology University Course Catalog

   
    Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Transfer Credits



Undergraduate Transfer Policies

Unofficial transfer credit evaluations are completed during the admissions process in consultation with the academic departments. Once the transfer student is enrolled at Capitol Technology University, an official evaluation is conducted by the assistant director of registration and records in consultation with the academic departments and approved by the director of registration and records. The academic evaluator will consult with faculty who teaches the course at Capitol Technology University if there is a need or a concern. If there is a need or concern, the student is expected to provide sufficient documentation that is requested to support the transferred credit approval. A copy of the official transfer evaluation will be included in the student’s folder. The approved transfer credits are then added to the student’s permanent academic record and the student will receive written notification of the official transfer evaluation from the Office of Registration and Records. Once students matriculate at Capitol Technology University, they must meet the academic standards for their degree program.

Capitol Technology University will consider credit for transfer from coursework completed at a regionally accredited institution, ABET-accredited program, or, in special cases, other qualified institutions acceptable to the standards of Capitol Technology University. Capitol Technology University will consider transfer credit for courses taken at an unaccredited institution on a probationary status, in which the student must complete a minimum of 24 credits at Capitol Technology University with a CGPA of 2.0 before the credits will transfer.

Coursework must also meet the following requirements:

  • Course content must be equivalent to the content of Capitol’s course
  • Courses must be relevant to the Capitol Technology University curriculum.
  • Only a passing grade of C or higher will be considered for transfer (courses are evaluated and transferred individually).
  • Grades do not transfer, therefore transfer credits are not used in computing the CGPA.
  • Capitol Technology University credit requirements are based on the semester credit system. Transfer credits from other institutions operating on other academic calendar systems will be converted to semester credits.
  • The grade of D will not be accepted for credit even when it is part of a degree.
  • Comply with Residency Requirements as stated on page 36 in the Catalog.
  • Courses completed more than five years prior to enrollment at Capitol Technology University will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Capitol Technology University may transfer a maximum of 70 semester-credit hours from any combination of the following:

  • community or junior colleges*
  • proprietary or technical schools
  • the military
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Test Program (DSST)
  • StraighterLine courses
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)**

* Credits transferred are limited to the first two years and approximately 50% of the baccalaureate degree program.

** MOOC coursework will be considered for transfer credit if the courses are approved by the American Council of Education (ACE).

There is no maximum amount of credits that can be transferred from a four-year accredited institution as long as residency requirements are met.

Military Credits

Capitol Technology University will award credit for military courses based on the American Council on Education’s Guide to the Evaluation for Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces and program relevancy. Applicants must present an official Joint Services Transcript (JST) to the Capitol Technology University Admissions Office or Office of Registration and Records.

Industrial Courses

Capitol Technology University will not accept credits for courses taken at an industrial site unless the American Council on Education has approved the course. Students who have taken industrial courses may elect to take validation exams (see below).

Continuing Education Units

Capitol Technology University will not accept continuing education units (CEU) for transfer.

CLEP Tests

The official results of all CLEP exams must be submitted to the Office of Registration and Records no later than two semesters before completion.

Validation Exams

Undergraduate students who can demonstrate competence in a subject without having completed the specific coursework, due to relevant work or life experience, may take a specially arranged validation examination. Not every course, however, lends itself to the validation process, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs or the student’s department chair must grant permission for the examination to be given. Validation examinations are thorough and cannot be taken a second time. In addition, a student may not request a validation exam for a course in which a grade of D or lower has been earned.

Students interested in taking a validation exam should visit the Office of Registration and Records, where forms and procedures (including fees) are available. Students who pass the validation examination receive a V on their transcript and the appropriate number of semester credits. No partial credit or quality points are awarded.

Professional Certifications

Capitol Technology University will consider transfer credit for industry recognized certifications that are relevant to the program curriculum (CompTIA A+,N+,S+,CEH, CISSP, OWSP)

Waived/Substituted Courses

In some circumstances, transfer credits may count toward a waived or substituted course. If a Capitol Technology University course is waived, the student must complete the equivalent number of credits in a related subject area to fulfill the requirements of the degree. If a course is substituted, the credit is transferred and the requirement is therefore considered complete. Waivers and substitutions are conducted by the Undergraduate Academic Advisor and Assistant Director of Registration and Records and approved in writing by the student’s academic department chair.

Engineering Programs

Students transferring credits into the engineering programs must follow additional guidelines.

Credits for military, vocational or technical training may be used to satisfy some electronics and technology-based freshman and sophomore level EL courses.

Such courses do not fulfill the objectives of engineering, engineering science, or social science courses; they may be used as engineering electives in the engineering programs.

NCCER Transfer Policy

The National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) and Capitol Technology University have a MHEC reviewed and approved agreement for NCCER credential completers to have their credential evaluated for technical elective credit. These technical elective credits may transfer into any baccalaureate program. The number of technical elective credit hours from NCCER programs may not exceed 42 credits. Students from accredited 2-year or 4-year institutions may transfer additional credits. However, a maximum of 70 credits can be transferred from a combination of NCCER and 2 year institutions. The National Center for Construction Education & Research is located via https://www.nccer.org

For all NCCER Certifications, one (1) semester hour of credit will be awarded for a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of NCCER approved training where each hour is composed of fifty (50) minutes of actual class time, exclusive of registration, study days, and holidays, when supervision is assured and learning is documented. One (1) semester hour of credit will also be awarded for a minimum of thirty (30) hours of NCCER approved training where each hour is composed fifty (50) minutes each of supervised laboratory time, exclusive of registration, study days, and holidays, when supervision is assured and learning is documented.

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed from Capitol Technology University to obtain any baccalaureate degree regardless of the total amount of credit transferred in towards the degree.

Graduate Transfer Policies

Master’s Transfer Policies

Unofficial transfer credit evaluations are completed during the admissions process in consultation with the academic departments. Once the student is enrolled at Capitol Technology University, an official evaluation is conducted by the assistant director of registration and records in consultation with the academic departments and approved by the director of registration and records. The approved transfer credits are then added to the student’s permanent academic record, and the student will receive written notification of the official transfer evaluation from the Office of Registration and Records.

A maximum of twelve semester credits of comparable accredited coursework taken elsewhere may be applied toward a master’s degree. Only courses with a B or better will be accepted for transfer. Capitol Technology University will not accept continuing education units (CEUs) for transfer. Results from a certification exam may not be used for transfer. Validation exams for credit are not available at the master’s level. In some cases, military training that is part of a completed master’s degree may be used as transfer credit. Once the student enrolls at Capitol Technology University, all remaining credits must be completed at Capitol Technology University except in the case of students who participated in selected DoD programs, who may be eligible to transfer up to 15 credit hours into named Masters’ programs.

At the master level, any student applying that has courses taken within ten years prior to admission will be considered for transfer, and courses that were last taken more than ten years prior to admission will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Once accepted, master level transfer credits do not expire.

Doctoral Transfer Policies

At the doctoral level, any student applying that has courses taken within ten years of admission will be considered for transfer, and courses that were last taken more than ten years prior to admission will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If the last class is less than 10 years prior to admission all the classes completed on that course will be considered. Only grades of a “B” or better, “passing” or “satisfactory” will be accepted for transfer.

Maryland allows for up to a 6 credits to transfer from Masters’ degrees towards a doctorate when the award has a minimum of 36 credits. For these to be applied to the D.Sc. or Ph.D. in Business Analytics & Data Science the credits must match the syllabus at 75% except in the case of students who participated in selected DoD programs, who may be eligible to transfer up to 15 credit hours into named Doctoral programs. On specific master’s degrees where the University has a MOU we will accept up to 12 credits.

For research-based doctoral programs, up to 42 credits of graduate-level work will be considered for transfer, with up to six of these credits being master’s level coursework. For those that have completed a doctorate degree, regardless of when, 42 credits may be transferred on the research degree.

Students having qualifications from outside the USA and having studied for a doctorate degree but not completed will need two years full-time or 3 years part-time to qualify for 42 credit transfer as many universities do not have classes for credit. Traditionally European/UK PhDs are three years full time as a minimum. If the Doctorate degree is from Europe or the UK style they will unlikely have a transcript; their degree awarded certificate will be used, 42 credits transferred, and this decision will be approved by the VPAA.