Information for Transfer Students            


TRANSFER STUDENT: A transfer student is a person admitted to or applying to Tuskegee University after attending another institution of higher learning. A student who attends summer school immediately after receiving a high school diploma and before enrolling at Tuskegee University will not be considered a transfer student. If the student expects to transfer college credit hours completed during the summer period prior to enrolling in Tuskegee University, a transcript must be submitted to the Registrar by September and the student must also inform his/her advisor that transfer credit is being requested.

A transfer student must indicate on the application for admission all previous colleges or universities attended. A student who has registered in other colleges and/or universities may not
disregard his/her record in such institutions and make application for admission to Tuskegee University solely on the basis of the high school record. Any student who does so is subject to
suspension from the University and transfer credit will be denied. A student who transfers to Tuskegee University from other colleges and universities is governed by the following specific requirements and procedures:

    1. A transfer student must satisfy the general orientation requirement. If the transfer student transfers at least 30 semester hours, only one semester of orientation is required; otherwise, two semesters of orientation must be taken.
    2. A transfer student who has not received transfer credit for Mathematics, English, and Reading, and who does not present satisfactory records on tests specified by the University must take Placement Examinations prescribed before enrolling in any courses.
    3. A transfer student must satisfy Physical Education requirements.
    4. A transfer student must be eligible to reenter the institution last attended when application for admission to Tuskegee University is submitted.
    5. A student desiring to transfer to Tuskegee University must be able to furnish the following:
        a. A letter of good standing from the institution last attended.
        b. A certificate of high school work covering the Tuskegee University requirements for admission.
        c. An official transcript of the work done in all institutions prior to application for admission to Tuskegee. This transcript should reach the Admissions Office of Tuskegee University at least one month before the date the candidate expects to enroll. If possible, a marked catalog showing courses referred to in the transcript presented should be submitted.
        d. A cumulative grade point average that meets at least the minimum academic retention level set by Tuskegee University as defined in this document under the section on "Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal".
    6. Credit for courses transferred to Tuskegee University is awarded under the normal conditions prevailing in institutions of higher education:
        a. The courses accepted and the number of hours completed determine the classification of a transfer student.
        b. Transfer credit is given only for courses approved by the Dean of the School in which the student applies for admission. Transfer credit will be awarded on a course-by-course basis. Courses in which students earned "D" grades will not be considered for transfer credit.
        c. Credit toward graduation is given only for courses that have been approved for transfer by the dean. The maximum transfer credit allowed to meet degree requirements will not exceed 80 hours.
        d. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis will not be considered for transfer.
        e. Courses in which credit was not awarded for the degree will not be considered for transfer credit.
    7. A student who wishes to apply for financial assistance should request each postsecondary institution attended to forward an official financial aid transcript to the Tuskegee University Office of Financial Aid Services.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT: Every effort is made to place the international student in classes commensurate with the student's level of achievement. The academic credentials of each
international student are evaluated with awareness for foreign programs. The Admissions Officer consults with the Dean of the College in which an international student should be registered. As a result of this consultation, a decision is made about the amount of credit a transfer student receives based on the student's prior academic achievement. Where, after consultation, there is doubt as to how the transcript shall be evaluated, the student will be given an advanced placement test in the subject(s) in question, without penalty for failure.

Permission for any student to take the Placement test(s) must be secured from the Dean of the College in which the student is registered. Such test(s) will be administered by the Testing Officer
prior to the student's registration for classes in accordance with provisions prescribed under Examination for Credit of the handbook. The International student transferring to Tuskegee University from another international institution also must satisfy requirements listed under the headings "Documentation for Enrollment" and "Transfer Student".

TRANSIENT STUDENT: This term applies to the student enrolled in another college who wishes to take courses at Tuskegee University for one semester, then return to the other college
for the degree. A transcript from the other college is not required; however, Tuskegee University reserves the right to request scholastic credentials or official evidence of enrollment from the
other college. The student should present an official transcript or a letter of good standing from his/her institution. When a transient student is accepted, admission to Tuskegee University will be
only for the term indicated on the transient form. Subsequent admission may be approved upon request. If the transient student wishes to transfer to Tuskegee University, application as a regular
transfer student and official transcripts from all previously attended colleges must be submitted.