Students transferring from another university or college must submit all information required by a regular applicant. In addition, the director of student affairs of the institution from which the student is transferring will be requested to submit a confidential report on the student's conduct. To be admitted as a transfer student, the candidate must have completed at least 12 semester credits and achieved at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average, on a 4.00 scale, at the college(s) attended. Applicants who do not meet the cumulative average requirement may be enrolled as non-matriculated students. These students may subsequently apply for matriculated status after earning a minimum of 18 credits in degree courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale at the University of the Virgin Islands. For further information please check out UVI catalog.
Transfer Credit Policy at UVI (as Outlined in the Current Catalog)
- Transfer credits will be accepted only for matriculated students.
- No grade lower than “C” will be accepted for transfer credit.
- Full credit may be assigned for degree courses taken at institutions accredited by institutional accrediting groups recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Full credit may be assigned for degree courses taken at institutions not accredited by accrediting groups recognized by CHEA, after the matriculated student has completed his or her first semester at the University with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the University of the Virgin Islands course work. (Note: UVI will accept transcripts electronically via E-script.)
- Transfer students must meet the general education requirements and the major requirements of University programs. The general education equivalencies will be shown on the transfer credit evaluation form. The applicability of any transferred major courses or electives to the major requirements must be approved by the appropriate academic dean.
- Admitted transfer applicants who are holders of Associate degrees from institutions recognized by the University will be awarded transfer credit equal to the number of credits earned from the Associate degree. Quarter credits will be equated to comply with the University of the Virgin Islands credit system.
- Admitted transfer applicants who have completed Associate degrees will have satisfied the general education requirements. Advisors will evaluate transcripts to determine students’ eligibility for admission to the major and for any specific college or school general education requirements. Transfer students will be assisted by faculty advisors to insure major requirements are completed. Transferred courses, as appropriate, may be considered toward the attainment of major requirements. Students are expected to be actively involved in their educational planning.
- Thirty (30) of the last 36 credits toward a degree from the University of the Virgin Islands must be earned at the University. This requirement may be waived by the Provost only in cases where the student must complete the final year(s) of study at another institution recognized by the University of the Virgin Islands.
- Courses completed within the preceding ten years may be accepted in transfer. Coursework more than ten years old must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine its appropriateness to current University course requirements.
- Credits earned by successful completion of certain CLEP and National League for Nursing examinations are generally accepted.
- Credits from foreign institutions are accepted on a case-by-case basis. The student may be required to have courses evaluated by a credential evaluation agency acceptable to the University.
- Appeal of any decision concerning the above policies must be made to the Provost.
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