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 Division 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.
Transfer Credit Policy
UACCM accepts transfer credit from colleges and universities, both in-state and out-of-state, that are accredited by a regionally recognized accrediting commission. The Registrar’s Office maintains a list of regional accrediting commissions. UACCM also transfers military credit based on the Joint-Services Transcript (JST) received from the student.
UACCM follows the guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) to help facilitate the guaranteed transfer of specific courses from one Arkansas college/university to another.
UACCM has articulation agreements with university partners. These 2+2 degree-specific agreements define the transfer of courses on a course-by-course basis and are updated annually.
Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to the UACCM Admissions Office as part of the students’ admission requirements. The Registrar, or his/her designee, will evaluate official transcripts. Students must receive a “C” or higher grade in all but two courses before the course will be eligible to be accepted as transfer credit. Two courses with “D” grades may be accepted as transfer credit. Courses accepted for transfer credit will be posted to the student’s UACCM transcript with the grade earned and the transfer institution’s course identifier and title. Transfer courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Transfer credit will only be reflected in hours earned, not calculated as part of the student’s UACCM cumulative grade point average.
Transfer grades of CR (credit), P (pass) and S (Satisfactory) will be accepted and posted to the UACCM transcript as a CR grade; however, a CR grade does not guarantee to satisfy specific program requirements.
Students who have attended a college or university that is not accredited by a regionally recognized commission may apply for Prior Learning Credit. See the Prior Learning Credit policy for details.
ACTS is the best source of information on course equivalencies for students. Students may use the Arkansas Division of Higher Education (ADHE) webpage to compare courses from any two public institutions in the state. Students should select their institution using the “Source Institution” dropdown menu and compare the courses at that institution with the courses at the transferring institution by using the “Destination Institution.” dropdown menu.
Even though courses may be listed as comparable, some transfer policies apply. For example, UACCM’s transfer policy only allows six hours of general education credits with “D” grades to be accepted. 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, departmental dean, or Student Success Center 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.