Courses accepted for transfer credit must be from a college or university accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies for higher education and must be similar in character and content to courses offered at Prairie View A&M University. Some credits accepted as transfer credits may not apply to a degree program. A maximum of 30 credit hours may include Advanced Placement, CLEP, Correspondence, Military Training, or Extension Courses. No credit is allowed for work experience or work completed at non accredited institutions except by AP or CLEP examination. Courses being transferred from an institution outside the territorial United States must be evaluated. Students are required to have their course work evaluated by one of the following or an equivalent recognized service and are to submit the evaluation to Admissions, Articulation and Transfer Services at least thirty (30) days before the beginning of the semester for which the student wishes to enroll.
Correspondence or extension courses will be treated as transfer courses and not included in the cumulative GPA. All such courses must be approved by the dean of the respective college before they are accepted as transfer credit in a degree program.
Credit for courses taken at military schools or by correspondence will be evaluated for acceptance by the Office of the Registrar in accordance with American Council on Education guidelines. Credit will be awarded upon a military student’s matriculation as a student at the University’s main campus or approved off-campus sites.
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations and CLEP Tests should be presented for evaluation prior to the semester in which graduation is planned and/or during the last eighteen (18) hours required for graduation. Total hours of AP/CLEP allowed is thirty (30) semester credit hours. Scores must be received from the College Board on an official CLEP Transcript or AP Student Grade Report.
Advanced Placement Testing (National) Advanced Placement Tests are developed by the College Board and administered nationally at approved test sites where the Scholastic Aptitude Test is administered. Scores on the national Advanced Placement Test between the levels of 3 and 5 will be acceptable for credit. Credit for advanced placement is subject to the total hour limitation of 30 semester credit hours.
Information can be obtained by contacting the following office:
Division of Academic Enhancement
Prairie View A&M University
P. O. Box 519; Mail Stop 3002
Prairie View, TX 77446-0519
Phone: (936) 261-3635
FAX: (936) 261-3612
For additional information:
College-Level Examination Program
The College Board
P.O. Box 6601 Princeton, NJ 08541-6601
Phone: (609) 771-7865
FAX: (609) 771-7088