The Office of Transfer Services helps students make a smooth transition for a more successful Vanguard experience. The goal is to be a resource to students, especially during their first semester, for mentoring and connecting to campus services.
During the academic year, the office offers several informal activities of interest to the students. These activities and events offer the students an opportunity to meet other transfer students and become familiar with the Transfer Services office.
The Office of Transfer Services is located on the second floor of the McKay Student Center in the Student Success Center on the Beebe campus.
Acceptance of Transfer Credit
Transfer credit may be accepted from students who present official transcripts of college level credit from institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. These grades must be equivalent to a “C” (2.0) average and the credit must be applicable toward requirements for a degree at our institution. (Note: Grades of "D" or better will be accepted from other ASU-system schools.) The University Registrar reserves the right to accept or deny transfer credits to ASU-Beebe based on the transfer institution’s academic policies.
Transfer of English courses will not be accepted from international institutions. This policy is normally waived for citizens of the British Isles, Australia, the English speaking portions of Canada, and New Zealand.
Official transcripts should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the time of application to the University. Official transcripts will be evaluated by the University Registrar.
Final approval of transfer credits rests with the Vice Chancellor of Academics. Courses accepted for transfer credit will be posted to the student’s ASU-Beebe transcript with the grade earned and the transfer institutions course identifier and title.
Transfer credit is not calculated as part of the student’s ASU-Beebe cumulative GPA. Credits earned will only be reflected in hours earned and may be used for degree requirements. Determination of technical credit will be made by the University Registrar.
Attention!: Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at ASU-Beebe to be eligible for an ASU-Beebe degree.
The requirements for submitting international transcripts and academic records for transfer credit evaluation are as follows:
- A course-by-course credential evaluation by a credential evaluation agency
- The official evaluation must be mailed directly from the agency to the Office of Admissions at ASU-Beebe
- Credential evaluation agencies include:
NOTE: Although your credential evaluation may indicate that you have completed a significant number of credit hours, ASU-Beebe will only accept those credits, which satisfy its degree requirements.
Arkansas Course Transfer System
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as "No Comparable Course." Additionally, courses with a "D" frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer (http://acts.adhe.edu).
The equivalent ACTS course index number is listed in the ASU-Beebe course description. For example, ACCT 2003 Principles of Accounting I will have ACTS Course Index: ACCT 2003 listed.
Prior Learning Assessment
Credits earned through non-traditional methods may be awarded upon evaluation by the University Registrar. Students may petition the University Registrar in writing as to the specific courses for which they wish to receive credit with a rationale as to why credit should be given for each course. The courses must be direct equivalents to current ASU-Beebe courses. The National Program on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction and the American Council on Education evaluate and make credit recommendations for educational programs, seminars, and courses from such entities as business and nonprofit organizations. Credits from technical schools of the armed forces are evaluated according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces. A maximum of 30 hours can be earned through non-traditional methods, credit by examination, or a combination of both.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
ASU-Beebe has been designated as an institutional member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a consortium of more than 1,500 colleges and universities providing voluntary postsecondary educational opportunities to members of the military worldwide. SOC has been developed jointly by educational representatives from each of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and twelve leading national higher education associations. SOC is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
As a SOC member, ASU-Beebe recognizes the unique nature of military service and is committed to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experience.
Many courses offered at the Little Rock Air Force Base center satisfy Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), USAF Airman Education and Commissioning Program (AECP), and USAF Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) requirements. Classes are open to active duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, military Reserve members, National Guard personnel, military dependents, and military retirees. Courses are also available to the general public on a space-available basis, security posture permitting.
ASU-Beebe accepts transfer credit from the Community College of the Air Force, a regionally accredited and federally chartered degree-granting institution.
Military evaluation credits from the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, and the US Coast Guard may be awarded to ASU-Beebe degree-seeking students who are properly admitted and have earned credit at Arkansas State University-Beebe. Credits will be awarded for comparable ASU-Beebe courses in accordance with the most recent American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services, College Level Examination Program, and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) subject standardized tests. A maximum of 15 hours of non-comparable courses to be counted as electives can be accepted. If elective course work exceeds 15 hours, the student must select the 15 hours to be used. Original certificates or copies certified by an appropriate military official are required prior to document evaluation.