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Credit Regulations and Credit Limits

Summer Session Credit

Approval to have credit transferred to UNCG for degree credits must be obtained from the University Registrar's Office.

Students may enroll for no more than 7 hours during each of the two summer sessions, unless permitted to take an increased load by the Director of Student Academic Services.

Transfer Credit

The sum total of transfer credit from two-year college(s) that may be applied toward an undergraduate degree may not exceed 64 semester hours.

In the case of duplicate transfer credit, only the first instance in which credit can be awarded is evaluated for the UNCG academic transcript. No other attempts are evaluated.

Current UNCG policy stipulates that courses completed in technical, vocational, or professional programs at community colleges or courses from technical colleges or proprietary institutions cannot be accepted in transfer, unless they are part of a 2Plus articulation agreement. These agreements give students with articulated Associate in Applied Science degrees access only to complementary degrees at UNCG.

Transfer Articulation

Located in the University Registrar’s Office, this unit enters transfer credit course work into the student’s official record. Also, in association with University faculty, this unit is responsible for determining how other higher education institution course work transfers into UNCG. Students with questions about transfer credit are encouraged to call the University Registrar’s Office and ask for the Transfer Articulation area (336/334-5946). Transfer equivalencies for courses taken in the NC Community College system and several area universities are available on the Web at www.uncg.edu/reg/transfer/index.html. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a transfer credit form, available at www.uncg.edu/reg/Forms/TransferCredit.pdf.

Extension or Correspondence Credit

Extension Credit

UNCG extension credit, earned either on or off campus, will be considered transfer credit for admission purposes. Up to 64 semester hours in extension and/or correspondence credits may be applied to completion of work for an undergraduate degree. Academic departments may establish such course and credit limitations in acceptance of extension credit as may be required by specific degree programs.

Although UNCG extension credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will be thereafter considered “Residence” credit for degree certification purposes.

Correspondence Credit

Up to 64 semester hours in correspondence and extension credit may be applied to the completion of work for an undergraduate degree with the further stipulation that not more than one-fourth of the requirements for the degree may be completed in correspondence credit. Academic departments may establish such course and credit limitations in acceptance of correspondence credit as may be required by specific degree programs.

Although UNCG correspondence credit is treated as transfer credit at the time of admission, it will be thereafter considered “Residence” credit for degree certification purposes.

Correspondence credit earned from institutions other than UNCG is always treated as transfer credit. It will have no impact on the UNCG grade point average. Only credit hours will be applied toward UNCG degree requirements.

Non-Credit Courses

No credit toward graduation is given for SAS 100 or SAS 200.

Physical Education Credit Limit Policy

Any University student may take up to eight (8) hours of elective credit in physical education activity courses to apply toward graduation.

Repeated Courses

If a course or its equivalent is taken more than once for credit and is not repeatable for credit, credit will be applied toward degree requirements only once.

ROTC Credit Limit Policy

Elective credit shall not exceed twelve (12) semester hours for Army ROTC, and twelve (12) hours for Air Force ROTC.