Passage of Act 472 of 2007 by the Arkansas General Assembly requires public institutions of higher education to inform students at the time of registration about the transferability of courses. The acceptance of transfer credit is made by the receiving institution based upon institutional policies, Arkansas Department of Higher Education policies, and state laws. The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) was created as a result of the passage of Act 672 of 2005. The ACTS system is an important tool that students and institutions can use in the advising process.
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) is accessible from the homepage of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The web address is www.adhe.edu. This is the best source of information on course equivalencies for students. Students my click on the “Course Transfer (ACTS)” link and the “Student” link to compare courses from any two public institutions in the state. Students should select their institution using the “From Institution” window and compare the courses at that institution with the courses at the transferring institution by using the “To Institution.”
Even though courses may be listed as comparable, some transfer policies apply. For example, UACCM’s transfer policies do not permit students to transfer a “D” in a course from another institution to UACCM. Courses completed at UACCM with a grade of “D” are not guaranteed to transfer to other institutions. Students should contact the receiving institution to see if courses with grades of “D” may be accepted for transfer. Courses taken at the lower division level (i.e., freshman and sophomore level) are not usually counted as upper division credit; consequently, some courses may not satisfy degree requirements at four-year institutions. Specific questions should be referred to the receiving institution.
It is the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s goal to provide students with the best advising possible. Students should consult their assigned advisor, division chair, or student services office when they have questions about transfer credit. Students who plan to transfer should review the degree requirements at the institution they plan to transfer and use that information in the selection of courses and electives to be taken at UACCM. The ACTS system provides students and institutions with current information on comparable courses between institutions in the state.