The applicant for admission by transfer with 18 or more non-developmental transferable credit hours completed must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and be eligible to enroll at all institutions attended. Applicants with fewer than 18 non-developmental transferable hours must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, be eligible to enroll at all institutions attended and meet beginning freshmen requirements.
Before a transfer student may register, he/she must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions and colleges attended regardless of whether transfer credit was earned. In no case is the student's registration or admissions complete until these official transcripts are on file with MSU Admissions. Midwestern State accepts transfer work from schools accredited by regional accrediting bodies.
If a student has successfully completed the core curriculum at another Texas public college or university, as verified by the transcript, that block of courses will fulfill Midwestern's academic foundations and core curriculum. A student who has not completed the core curriculum elsewhere will be required to complete Midwestern's core.
After eligibility to re-enroll in all previous institutions attended has been established, the transfer student's scholastic record is then evaluated on the basis of minimum scholastic standards in effect at Midwestern State University. Students who have been suspended at prior institutions will maintain the suspension in their academic history. For example, a student who was suspended once at a prior school will be assessed a second suspension if the MSU minimum academic standards are not met at the end of the first semester at MSU or upon completion of twelve hours.A former Midwestern State student, who has attended another school since attending Midwestern, will be considered a transfer student in evaluating credentials for readmission. Returning MSU students with transfer work must meet transfer admission criteria.
Grades of D will be accepted in transfer from accredited colleges. If the student does not present an over-all C average on the courses accepted in transfer, he/she must make up the grade point deficiency on work attempted at Midwestern State University. For example, a student transferring a D in a course would have a grade point deficiency of three. The student must make at least a B in a course at Midwestern to offset the D accepted in transfer.
To qualify for a degree from Midwestern State University a student must have C (2.0) major, minor, and cumulative grade point average on all work attempted at MSU as well as on all work counted toward the major, minor, and cumulative degree requirements, i.e., C average on MSU work attempted and transfer work accepted. Some programs require more than a 2.0 grade point average on major and minor hours. The student should consult with the academic adviser about specific program requirements.
No more than 69 semester hours, including kinesiology activity courses, from a community college may be applied to a degree plan (excluding RN/BSN, BSRS, and BSRC) at Midwestern State University.
Courses and Credits Accepted in Transfer
|Acceptance of credits in transfer does not guarantee application toward a degree.|
|Application of these credits to your chosen degree at MSU will be determined by your major program.|
|Credits listed may be allowed to substitute for the academic foundation requirements at the discretion of the college dean.|
|A maximum of 69 semester hours of community college work may apply to a degree program.|
In general, vocational-technical courses do not transfer to MSU. However, there are a few circumstances under which they can be used:
|Vocational-Technical credits may be applied to the B.A.A.S. degree and programs in MENT, CRJU, and the health sciences.|
|A student may petition the college dean for approval of a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours toward any degree program at MSU.|
|Vocational-Technical courses may be considered a basis to challenge an MSU course by examination. A testing fee is required.|
Credit by Exam (CLEP, Advanced Placement, Etc.)
If you have any credit by exam that should be posted to your record, you must have the official scores mailed to MSU Admissions in order for us to determine if the hours can be accepted in transfer. The scores must come directly from the institution where the test was taken or from the CLEP testing agency if it is a CLEP score. MSU does not accept any CLEP General Examinations.
Health Science Programs
The Admissions Office does not evaluate any Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Radiologic Science, or Respiratory Care courses. These courses are evaluated by those individual programs.
If there is an articulation agreement between MSU (Radiologic Sciences Program) and your previous school, the RADS block credit will be posted after you have completed 9 hours at MSU. It is the student's responsibility to verify that the block credit has been posted.
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