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ERIC Number: ED416803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Helping Students Transfer Credits. DETC Occasional Paper 15.
Fares, Ali
This booklet is a guide to the process of transferring college credits from one institution of higher education to another. First, it identifies the factors that affect college transfer, including college and/or state policies on transfer of credits, college residency requirements, comparability of courses, grade received in a course, and accreditation and educational quality of the institution or course. Transfer counselors are advised to be sure that their students follow correct transfer procedures, know the requirements, review the official transcript, and get in touch with the Registrar directly. The essential components of an official transcript are also listed and explained, including institutional identification, student identification, record of work pursued, academic status, statement of graduation, and last-entry notation. Examples are provided of a student cover letter, a portion of a course syllabus, a course equivalency chart, a projected academic program, a recommendation letter, a letter from the accrediting agency, and a transcript. Other resources, such as agencies and publications, are listed, The booklet ends with other suggestions and a list of reasons why credits don't transfer. (DB)
Distance Education and Training Council, 1601 18th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009-2529;; e-mail:
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Distance Education and Training Council, Washington, DC.