This statement outlines important information for students who present undergraduate
credit for transfer to a degree program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Transfer credit is any post-secondary credit earned at an institution outside
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including other institutions in the University
of Nebraska System (NCTA, UNK, UNO, and UNMC).
The college within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in which a student
enrolls (the degree college) has ultimate responsibility for determining how
all credit, including transfer credit, will apply to a specific degree program.
Evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the
nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness
to the student’s degree program. The acceptance and use of transfer credit
are subject to limitations in accordance with the educational policies of The
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln endorses the Joint Statement on Transfer
and Award of Academic Credit approved by the American Council on Education (ACE),
the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO),
and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The current issue
of Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions, published
by AACRAO is an example of a reference used in determining transfer credit.
Applicants must request an official transcript sent to the Office of Admissions
from each college attended. Failure to provide transcripts from all colleges
or universities attended may result in denial of the application or dismissal
from the university. Grades from institutions outside the Universities in the
NU System will be used for evaluation and admission, but will not become part
of the University cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). Each degree college
determines its policy for acceptance and application of grades below C to degree
A. Credit presented for transfer from within the University of Nebraska
Credit earned at any institution within the University of Nebraska System
will be accepted by UNL. Applicability to degree requirements is determined
by the student’s degree college. Direct course equivalencies with UNK,
UNO and UNMC, established by faculty, are maintained by the NU System and are
available on-line. www.nebraska.edu/students/admissions_transfer.shtml.
Applicability of courses without direct equivalencies will be at the discretion
of the degree college.
B. Inter-institutional Agreements
- Associate to Baccalaureate Agreements. Agreements have
been established for specific programs at selected community colleges.
- Transfer courses equivalencies. Direct equivalencies have
been established by UNL faculty for courses from a number of institutions including
Nebraska Community Colleges and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
Applicability of courses without direct equivalencies will be at the
discretion of the degree college. Transfer Course Equivalency tables are available
on-line. (Transfer Equivalency).
While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, this information is subject
C. Credit presented for transfer which requires additional review
by the degree college
The following types of transfer credit require additional review by the student’s
degree college within UNL to determine applicability to the student’s
program of study.
- Credit in courses presented for transfer which do not have a direct equivalent
as established by UNL faculty.
- Credit in courses determined by University of Nebraska-Lincoln to be of
a developmental, vocational, or technical nature.
- Credit in courses or programs in which the institution granting the credit
is not directly involved.
- Credit presented for transfer from institutions not accredited by one of
the regional accrediting commissions. (www.chea.org)
- In determining the acceptability of transfer credit from colleges which
are not regionally accredited, acceptance practices indicated in the current
issue of Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions,
an AACRAO publication, will be used as a guide. For institutions not listed
in the publication, guidance is requested from the designated reporting institution
of the appropriate state.
- Credit presented for transfer from institutions outside the United States.
Transfer credit from foreign educational institutions may be granted after
a determination of the type of institution involved, its recognition by the
educational authorities of the foreign country, and an evaluation of the content,
level, and comparability of the study to courses and programs at University
of Nebraska-Lincoln. Credit may be granted in specific courses or assigned
to general areas of study. Questions about foreign credentials and educational
systems should be directed to the Office of Admissions.