Acceptance of Transfer Credit
Transfer credit may be accepted from students who provide official transcripts from institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation if these credits fit the program of studies selected at ASU-Beebe and the student received a grade of "C" or better. (Note: Grades of "D" or better will be accepted from other ASU-system schools.) The College Registrar reserves the right to accept or deny transfer credits to ASU-Beebe based on the transfer institutions academic policies.
Transfer of English courses will not be accepted from international institutions. This policy is normally waived for citizens of the British Isles, Australia, the English speaking portions of Canada, and New Zealand.
Official transcripts should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the time of application to the College. Official transcripts will be evaluated by the College Registrar. Final approval of transfer credits rests with the Vice Chancellor of Academics. Courses accepted for transfer credit will be posted to the student's ASU-Beebe transcript with the grade earned and the transfer institutions course identifier and title. Transfer credit is not calculated as part of the student's ASU-Beebe cumulative GPA. Credits earned will only be reflected in hours earned and may be used for degree requirements. Only eight hours of technical credit may be used for elective requirements in an Associate of Arts degree. Determination of technical credit will be made by the College Registrar.
Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of residency to be eligible for an ASU-Beebe degree.
The requirements for submitting international transcripts and academic records for transfer credit evaluation are as follows:
- A course-by-course credential evaluation by a credential evaluation agency
- The official evaluation must be mailed directly from the agency to the Office of Admissions at ASU-Beebe
- Credential evaluation agencies include:
NOTE: Although your credential evaluation may indicate that you have completed a significant number of credit hours, ASU-Beebe will only accept those credits, which satisfy its degree requirements.
Arkansas Course Transfer System
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Students may complete specified General Education courses anywhere in the public system as well as many courses in the degree/major that have been pre-identified for transfer. We hope this site is helpful for students, parents and campus personnel. This system is designed to assist in planning from the high school level through the adult workforce.
Prior Learning Assessment
Credits earned through non-traditional methods may be awarded upon evaluation by the College Registrar. Students may petition the College Registrar in writing as to the specific courses for which they wish to receive credit with a rationale as to why credit should be given for each course. The courses must be direct equivalents to current ASU-Beebe courses.
The National Program on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction and the American Council on Education evaluate and make credit recommendations for educational programs, seminars, and courses from such entities as business and nonprofit organizations. Credits from technical schools of the armed forces are evaluated according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces.
Per rules established by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education, a maximum of 30 hours can be earned through non-traditional methods, credit by examination, or a combination of both.
Servicemembers Course Transfer Opportunity
Many courses offered at the Little Rock Air Force Base center satisfy Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), USAF Airman Education and Commissioning Program (AECP), and USAF Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) requirements. Classes are open to active duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, military Reserve members, National Guard personnel, military dependents, and military retirees. Courses are also available to the general public on a space available basis, security posture permitting.
ASU-Beebe accepts transfer credit from the Community College of the Air Force, a regionally accredited and federally chartered degree-granting institution.
Military evaluation credits from the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, and the US Coast Guard may be awarded to the ASU-Beebe degree-seeking students who are properly admitted and have earned credit at Arkansas State University - Beebe. Credits will be awarded for comparable ASU-Beebe in accordance with the most recent American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services. College Level Examination Program, and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) subject standardized tests. A maximum of 15 hours on non-comparable courses to be counted as electives can be accepted. If elective course work exceeds 15 hours, the student must select the 15 hours to be used. Original certificates or copies certified by an appropriate military official are required prior to document evaluation.