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Non-Regionally Accredited Transfer Credit Request

Courses taken at institutions of higher education that are not regionally accredited must be individually reviewed for transfer to UT Arlington.

In the United States, accreditation is the primary process for assuring the quality of higher education institutions. Accreditation of nearly 3,000 colleges and universities, or more than 85%, is carried out through a process known as regional accreditation: seven commissions operating in six geographic regions of the country that are recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Transfer credit is generally awarded for academic course credit earned from regionally accredited institutions of from institutions that are candidates for regional accreditation if the course credit was earned during the candidacy period.

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) also recognizes a number of national accreditation agencies. These agencies are called national agencies because they are not organized by and limited to regional geographic areas.

UT Arlington’s academic credit unit is the semester hour. Approval for transfer credit will be based on comparable content, learning outcomes, level, and units.

Students will need to provide course descriptions and syllabi for all courses being reviewed. If these items do not accompany this form, your request will not be reviewed. Your courses will be reviewed by the individual departments and if approved, these courses will be added to your transfer evaluation. You will receive an email once all courses have been reviewed.

Note: this form is not intended for a secondary review of courses from regionally accredited institutions or foreign coursework.

Please complete the following. Fields with asterisks (*) are required.