Section IV: COC Programs
3.4.4 The institution has a defined and published policy for evaluating, awarding, and accepting credit for transfer, experiential learning, advanced placement, and professional certificates that is consistent with its mission and ensures that course work and learning outcomes are at the collegiate level and comparable to the institution's own degree programs. The institution assumes responsibility for the academic quality of any course work or credit recorded on the institution's transcript.
JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCEThe University has a defined and published policy for evaluating and awarding credit for transfer, experiential learning, advanced placement and professional certificates. The policy framework is consistent with the Institutional Mission as "... a strategic point of delivery for well-defined programs and services that improve the quality of life for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities".
The transfer of courses from other Texas institutions to the University is guided and controlled by the general provisions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Rules and Regulations regarding transfer of credit, core curriculum and field of study courses.
A student who successfully completes the core curriculum of another state-assisted institution of higher education in Texas may transfer that block of courses to the University. The student will receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred. A student transferring to the University who has not completed the common core curriculum will be required to complete his or her common core curriculum as specified by the University.(Catalog 2004-2005, Academic Regulations - Undergraduate, Transfer of the Core Curriculum)
To facilitate transfer, the field of study curricula, as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, has been incorporated into the appropriate bachelor degree programs at the University.
Each year, a brochure entitled “Texas A&M International University 2003-2004 Texas Common Course Numbers Equivalency Chart and Transfer Information” is published by the University. The brochure links the freshman and sophomore level courses taught at the University with the corresponding Texas Common Course Number, based on the Texas Common Course Numbering System, and the corresponding course number at Laredo Community College (LCC). Over 75 percent of the University’s transfer students come from LCC.
The University maintains an Outreach Office on the LCC campus with a full-time advisor available to assist students who are interested in transferring to the University using the TAMIU and LCC Degree Guide, 2004-2005. These guides provide the equivalencies for the first two years of academic work applicable to baccalaureate programs and are available at the Outreach Office and at the LCC Advising Office. All students admitted as transfers are provided information regarding advisement and are encouraged to set an appointment with a degree audit assistant in the Office of the University Registrar.
Transfer of Graduate Level Study