Transfer credit must be presented to the Office of Student Records and Registration for evaluation. Detailed information regarding evaluation and acceptance of transfer credit is outlined in the "Admissions Information" section of the UNK catalog.
A maximum of 4 semester credit hours is awarded for Basic Training upon receipt of the DD-214 form (military separation papers). Additional semester hours may be awarded for advanced military education as recommended by the American Council on Education Guide and approved by UNK.
(See also the MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT section.)
FOREIGN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Students who attended a foreign university or college and who wish to have their credits considered for transfer to UNK, must provide to the Office of Student Records and Registration:
1. An official transcript from the institution reflecting all courses attempted and grades received
2. A professional credential evaluation completed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). See www.naces.org for a complete list of member agencies or contact the Office of Students Records and Registration for an approved list.
3. Complete course descriptions for each course to be considered for transfer
4. Other information regarding previous educational experience, as requested
The Office of Student Records and Registration will work with appropriate academic departments to evaluate credits for transfer when all documentation has been submitted. Evaluations will only be done for students who have been fully admitted into a degree seeking program at UNK.
1. Go to www.naces.org and look under Current members for a list of approved Credential Evaluation Agencies.
* Note: UNK recommends Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) or
World Education Services (WES) but any NACES member agency will work.
2. When you submit your
request for evaluation be sure to indicate that a copy be sent to the
Registrar at UNK. There is no fee for this copy. The Address is:
University of Nebraska
Kearney, NE 68849
3. The Registrar will then determine, with the assistance of appropriate academic departments if necessary, the classes that will transfer and the credit hours to be awarded.
*Note: Complete course descriptions should be provided whenever possible as this will make the transfer process much faster and more accurate.
4. Until a complete evaluation is available, the student should work with the Registrar to plan a schedule of classes that does not duplicate coursework taken previously that may transfer to UNK.
FROM WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Kearney State College officially merged with the University of Nebraska System on July 1, 1991. Since the summer term of 1991, all courses and grades taken at UNL, UNO, & UNMC which are transferred to UNK are recorded on the transcript and are figured into the cumulative GPA at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Students can re-register for courses previously taken at another campus in the University of Nebraska System in order to improve their grade. Students should consult the equivalency guide for the University of Nebraska System before registering for courses. Only courses specified in the equivalency guide will replace courses previously taken at another campus in the University of Nebraska System.
Transfer transcripts are first sent to the Office of Admissions and then forwarded to the Office of Student Records and Registration for evaluation. The Office of Student Records and Registration evaluates the transfer work for the General Studies Program. If the student has indicated a specific major, the transfer work is then forwarded on to the appropriate academic department to be evaluated. When the evaluation is complete, a Degree Audit is sent by the Office of Student Records and Registration to all new students at the beginning of their first semester. The Audit will summarize institutional requirement, the General Studies program, the student's designated major/minor program of study, and will indicate how the transfer credit was applied to these requirements.
FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Transfer credit from institutions outside the University of Nebraska System is recorded on the UNK record. However, the grades do not calculate into the student's cumulative GPA at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Credits earned with a minimum grade of "C" from accredited institutions may be accepted and recorded on the transcript.
Transfer students from 2-year schools are limited to 66 total hours of transfer work. Also, the total number of credits for religion courses is limited to 6 hours. Contact the Office of Student Records and Registration for further information.
Transfer transcripts are first sent to the Office of Admissions and then forwarded to the Office of Student Records and Registration for evaluation. The Office of Student Records and Registration evaluates the transfer work for the General Studies Program. If the student has indicated a specific major, the transfer work is then forwarded on to the appropriate academic department to be evaluated. When the evaluation is completed, the original is kept in the student's file in the Office of Student Records and Registration and a copy is sent to the student.