This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
Undergraduate credits which are more than ten years old may be reviewed and reevaluated for credit toward current degree requirements at UWF. Specific programs and teacher education programs may have more stringent requirements.
Courses from regionally accredited institutions with appropriate grades are acceptable for transfer credit and will be transferred at the level that the course was classified by the institution granting the credit.
A P grade in a transferred pass/fail course may be used to satisfy General Education and Gordon Rule requirements if there is documentation provided by the student that the P was equal to a grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher or if pass/fail was the only grading system available for the transferred course.
Transfer credit is normally allowed for courses completed at or through other regionally accredited institutions of higher learning. No credit, however, is allowed for technical, vocational, or pre-college courses. Credits earned from Florida public institutions will be evaluated on the basis of the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System. Those courses considered equivalent will be accepted for transfer credit at the level at which the course was classified by the institution originally awarding the credit. Courses are considered equivalent when the prefix and the last three numerical digits of the course number are the same. Courses not considered equivalent may be accepted for transfer credit at the discretion of the departmental chairperson. All grades earned at other regionally accredited institutions are entered on a student's record at the time of transfer exactly as earned. Such grades are averaged separately from grades earned at UWF and are not considered in the UWF GPA. Transfer grades are used in determining baccalaureate honors. Transfer courses appear on the UWF transcript. The University accepts the A.A. from Florida public institutions at face value. College work completed with satisfactory grades by a student at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning prior to graduation from high school will be considered under the same guidelines as other transfer work. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must be provided an official transcript of such work.
UWF degree-seeking students completing coursework at other institutions should complete and submit the Transient Student Form. Completion requires that the student:
Obtain permission of the major advisor prior to enrollment at another institution;
Consult with the Director of the First Year Advising Center if completing the UWF General Education requirements
Obtain certification from the Office of the Registrar for residency and degree status for students taking courses at a Florida public college or university. The determination of specific course requirements (Gordon Rule, General Education, etc.) will be made upon receipt of the official transcript. The major department will determine course equivalency for courses in the major.
The University recognizes the following programs for which undergraduate students may receive academic credit. A combined total of 60 semester hours, of which not more than 20 semester hours may be upper-division credit, may be accepted for transfer. Credit toward major requirements must be approved by the student's major department. Categories and maximum acceptable limits are as follows:
|Advanced Placement Program (AP)||30 sh|
|Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)||30 sh|
|College Level Examination Program (CLEP)||30 sh|
|Correspondence/extended learning||30 sh|
|Departmental proficiency examination||30 sh|
|International Baccalaureate program (IB)||30 sh|
|Military service schools||30 sh|
|Proficiency examination program||30 sh|
|USAFI/DANTES credit||30 sh|
Acceptability of University credit from all sources will be determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Specific credit amounts and UWF course equivalents can be found at: Credit-by-exam_equivalencies.pdf . Students receive appropriate credit provided they have not attempted comparable credit at the college level in the appropriate general education area or in the specific discipline. No credit will be awarded for a subject matter examination if the student has already earned any course credit in the subject area.
Dual credit on CLEP is not allowed for similar examinations. For example, a student may earn credit on the CLEP general examination in English composition or on the subject matter examination in English composition, but not on both. Likewise, as student may earn credit for college algebra or on college algebra/trigonometry, but not both. In accordance with the articulation agreement and because CLEP credit is regarded in the same category as transfer credit, students who have earned CLEP credit in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the A.A. from a Florida public institution will be awarded credit on the basis of their presentation of the A.A. The University of West Florida will not evaluate individually the credits on which the A.A. degree is based. Transfer students who have completed a General Education program at a Florida public institution and whose transcript is so marked will be considered to have completed the General Education requirements at UWF. A second evaluation of CLEP credits will not be undertaken at this University. CLEP credits for transfer students other than those identified in the above sections will be awarded according to the guidelines stipulated by the Florida Administrative Code. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for detailed information.
The provision of these materials does not constitute the University’s acceptance of the online college coursework for academic credit. Any award of UWF academic credit for the coursework presented must be based on an independent verification by qualified UWF faculty of the knowledge and skills attained in the coursework. This is done through a mechanism such as a UWF proctored proficiency examination.
Students who anticipate taking correspondence courses should discuss these plans with their faculty advisor. Information regarding correspondence courses offered for the Florida public universities may be obtained by writing to Department of Independent Study, 2209 NW 13th Street, Suite D, Gainesville, Florida 32609-3498.
It is the student's responsibility to have an official transcript forwarded to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Students currently enrolled in the University as undergraduate degree candidates may request permission to take an examination for course credit. Each academic department may determine if a specific course is eligible for proficiency credit based on the content, material and subject matter. No fees will be assessed. Students should contact the chairperson of the appropriate department to make arrangements for an examination to be given. The grade for the proficiency exam will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Grades will be recorded and UWF's grading system and policies will be applied. Proficiency exams may be taken on the pass/fail basis and all other pass/fail regulations apply. A student who previously attempted a course or is currently enrolled in a course may not use the credit by proficiency examination option for that course. Students may attempt to earn credit by examination in a specific course only once, regardless of whether the examination is passed or failed. Students who have earned a letter grade A-F in a course may not challenge the course by examination under the forgiveness policy. A total of 30 semester hours of credit by examination may be applied to an undergraduate degree.
Non-degree students who possess a bachelor's degree or higher, are participating in an approved teacher education program, and demonstrate significant teaching experience may take one or two courses amounting to no more than nine semester hours of their course work through the credit-by-examination option. Students must be enrolled in UWF at the time the exam is given. All other policies related to proficiency exams as stated for degree-seeking students apply.