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TRANSFERRING CREDITS TO EASTERN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

TRANSFERRING CREDITS TO EASTERN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

A student may apply to transfer coursework successfully completed at another accredited college. Upon review of the previous program curriculum, a determination to accept transfer of coursework will be made. Approval to transfer coursework is based upon program type, grade in the course, length of the course, course description, credit hours, and other factors. Transferring coursework may have an impact on credits in relation to financial aid determination.

Specifically, students who have completed coursework at another accredited post-secondary institution with a grade of “C” or better may apply to have those credits evaluated for transfer. This evaluation must conform to the following conditions:

  1. Credits can only be awarded on the basis of an official transcript.
  2. Science courses (Anatomy and Physiology) must have been taken within the past five years from the date of acceptance. Technical courses can be transferred upon the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
  3. Only a course that covers essentially the same content as one taught at Eastern International College can be considered for transfer credit.
  4. At minimum 25% of the credits required for a degree program must be completed at Eastern International College when credits are being transferred from external institutions.
  5. Some specialized subjects may require more than one semester’s study. When this is the case, at least the highest course in that series must be taken at Eastern International College.
  6. It is the student’s responsibility to have the official transcript transmitted to the Registrar at Eastern International College prior to the start of their program in accordance with EIC policy.

EIC alumni who completed BIO101 and/or BIO102 will be subject to the 5-year limit requirement.

EIC alumni who are applying for admission to the Nursing or Dental Hygiene programs are still subject to the HESI score requirements as noted in the EIC transfer credit policies for these programs.

A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. for US degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant.

For transfer consideration of foreign-earned credits, prospective students must have their post-secondary transcripts translated and evaluated course-by-course by either World Education Services (WES), Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (GCE), or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) evaluation services. Credit earned must be equivalent to the EIC course, and subject to all other applicable transfer credit policies (i.e. HESI score, 5-yr limit, etc.). Major/Technical courses are not eligible for transfer.

Experiential Learning

Eastern International College does not offer credit for experiential learning.

Transfer Credit Policy for Nursing-AAS, and Dental Hygiene-AAS

Aside from the policy above, Nursing and Dental Hygiene follows the following guidelines for credit transfer:

  1. Nursing accepts a maximum of 21 and Dental Hygiene 21 general education credits ( effective Fall 2014). Nursing and Dental Hygiene courses cannot be transferred.
  2. Transfer credit for science courses (Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, and Chemistry) will be accepted if the course was taken no more than five years ago.
  3. Transfer credit for Anatomy and Physiology I & II (A & P) will be accepted only if the student passed the A & P section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a score of 70 or higher. A student who scores below 70 in A & P will be required to repeat A & P irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before. If the student took and passed A&P I and A&P II (with a grade of “C” or better) from another accredited college but scored less than 70 in the A&P section of the HESI A2, the student will be required to repeat A&P II. ( prior to Spring 2016)
  4. Transfer credit for English Composition I and II will be accepted if the student passed the English section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 70 or higher. A student with a score below 70 in English will be required to repeat English Com- position irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before. If the student took and passed ENG 101 and ENG 102 (with a grade of “C” or better) from another accredited college but attained a composite score less than 70 in the English Language section of the HESI A2, the student will be required to repeat ENG 102.
  5. Transfer credit for Mathematics (College Algebra) will be accepted if the student passed the Math section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 70 or higher. A student with a score below 70 in Math will be required to repeat College Algebra irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.

A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. for US degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant. Credit transfer for foreign-earned credit is subject to the approval of the Admissions Committee.

Transfer Credit Policy for Dental Hygiene-AAS

Effective Spring Semester 2016

Aside from the policy above, Dental Hygiene follows the following guidelines for credit transfer:

  1. Dental Hygiene accepts a maximum of 21 general education credits ( effective Fall 2014). Dental Hygiene courses cannot be transferred.
  2. Transfer credit for science courses (Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, and Chemistry) will be accepted if the course was taken no more than five years ago.
  3. Transfer credit for Anatomy and Physiology I & II (A & P) will be accepted only if the student passed the A & P section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a score of 80 or higher. A student who scores below 80 in A & P will be required to repeat A & P I & II irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.
  4. Transfer credit for English Composition I will be accepted if the student passed the English section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 70 or higher. A student with a score below 70 in English will be required to repeat English Com position irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.
  5. Transfer credit for Mathematics (College Algebra) will be accepted if the student passed the Math section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 70 or higher. A student with a score below 70 in Math will be required to repeat College Algebra irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.

A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. for US degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant. Credit transfer for foreign-earned credit is subject to the approval of the Admissions Committee.

Credits Transfer through College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students who complete the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) are eligible for credit at Eastern International College. Credits will be given to exam courses meeting all requirements below:

CLEP Test

Course Equivalent

Acceptable Score

Credit Received

College English

Composition

ENG 101

50

3

Introductory Psychology

PSY 101

50

3

Human Growth and Development

PSY 102

50

3

College Algebra

MAT 103

50

3

Introductory Sociology

SOC 101

50

3

Credits Transfer through Advanced Placement (AP) Examination.

A student who finished an Advanced Placement (AP) course and took the AP examination with a score of “3” or better is eligible for credit at Eastern International College. AP courses must conform to the transfer credit policy of EIC.

Academic Programs

*Not all programs offered at both campuses. See program pages for details.

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