University of Maine System Transfer Credit Practices
| Registrar's Office
Next Review: 2008-01-01
Generally, course grades do not transfer from institution to institution. Semester and cumulative grade point averages reflect only those courses taken at the home institution. Exceptions to this policy are approved by the University of Maine System Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Students in external degree programs and/or taking courses at distant sites and centers should inquire about any exceptions which may apply.
Grades in courses taken within the University of Maine System and accepted for transfer credit will be recorded on the student’s transcript although not computed into the cumulative grade point average.
All undergraduate courses successfully completed at one University of Maine System institution will transfer to another.
Each student must meet the established requirements of the academic programs or college into which he/she is transferring. Transfer credits do not necessarily count toward such requirements.
Transfer students must consult the individual institution catalog to determine requirements regarding the number of degree credits that must be taken through the degree-granting institution.
Transferring students will be expected to provide official transcripts reflecting all previous postsecondary work.
Each accepted transfer student will receive a written evaluation of transfer credit. The transfer student should then meet with program faculty/advisors at the receiving institution to review how the transfer credit will be applied.
Course credit will be transferred only for coursework delivered by regionally accredited institutions, through Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or through life experience (i.e. prior learning or other learning such as military training, etc.) when validated through the approved campus processes.
Course credit from international institutions will be accepted for transfer consistent with established institutional policies.