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TRANSFER ADMISSIONS

ALDAR University Policy Library

STANDARD 6. STUDENTS
TRANSFER ADMISSIONS

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Undergraduate Degree Programs 

  1. ADUC has a committee that includes a staff of the Office of Admission and Registration and subject matter specialists in making decisions regarding transfer admissions, transfer of credit, and advanced standing; records of all decisions and related documents are maintained.
  2. ADUC ensures that only students transferring from UAE institutions recorded in the National Register of Licensed HEIs, or other organizations in the UAE approved by the CAA, or recognized institutions of higher learning located outside the UAE, are eligible for transfer admission
  3. Requires all entering transfer students must present valid certification (EmSAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or other certification approved by CAA) demonstrating the required language competency scores for full admission
  4. Requires students transferring from other institutions into a program in the same field of study are in good academic standing (for undergraduates, a minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent), based on the teaching, learning, and assessment system employed in the organization at which they initially enrolled, demonstrated by certified transcripts or other evidence
  5. Permits external or internal students who are not in good academic standing to transfer only to a program in a field distinctly different from the one from which the student is transferring
  6. Transfers undergraduate program credits only for courses relevant to the receiving degree that provide equivalent learning outcomes and in which the student earned a grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better
  7. The transferred courses are credited hours, but no grade points are assigned and, therefore, not considered in the student’s CGPA calculation
  8. Requires the submission of official transcripts showing all post-secondary work attempted at all institutions attended
  9. Requires the transfer students to meet all of the admission requirements of the receiving institution and program and does not allow, under any circumstances, transfer students to be admitted under the provisions stipulated for conditional admission 
  10. Limits the number of transfer credits that may be applied to a specific undergraduate degree program; the limit may not exceed 50% of the total number of credits which are required to complete a degree
  11. Does not grant credit twice for substantially the same course taken at two different institutions
  12. Treats work taken under an articulation agreement with another institution as transfer credit; 
  13. Does not allow credits for graduation projects and theses to be transferred
  14. Provides for timely written notification to the student, before admission, of the transferability of credit, how much credit is granted, and how the accepted credit will be applied to the degree program of the receiving institution