Transfer Requirements and Limitations

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  • Each institution of higher education shall identify in its undergraduate catalog each lower-division course that is substantially equivalent to an academic course listed in the Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Each university must offer at least 45 semester credit hours of academic courses that are substantially equivalent to courses listed in the Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual, including those that fulfill the lowerdivision portion of the institution’s core curriculum.
  • All public colleges and universities must accept transfer of credit for successfully completed courses in ACC’s core curriculum as applicable to an associate or bachelor’s degree in the same manner as credit awarded to nontransfer students in that degree program.
  • Each institution shall be required to accept in transfer into a bachelor’s degree program the number of lower-division semester credit hours in the program that are allowed for non-transfer students in that program. However:
    • No institution shall be required to accept in transfer more credit hours in the major area of a degree program than the number set out in any applicable Coordinating Boardapproved field of study curriculum for that program
    • In any degree program for which there is no Coordinating Board-approved field of study curriculum, no institution shall be required to accept in transfer more lower-division course credit in the major applicable to a bachelor’s degree than the institution allows non-transfer students in that major
    • An institution of higher education may deny the transfer of credit in courses with a grade of D as applicable to the student’s field of study curriculum courses, core curriculum courses, or major.