Transferring Credits to Eastern International College

Transfer Credits Policy

Transfer Credit Policy for the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Health Leadership Completion Programs Quarter Credits 

 Effective Fall 2019

A total of 90 quarter credits will be awarded to a student with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from a CODA accredited institution. Of the 90 credits, 60 quarter credits will be Dental Hygiene courses and 30 quarter credits of General Education in the areas of  mathematics, oral and written communication, social science, biology (Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, General Biology), and Chemistry.

A total of 90 quarter credits will be awarded to a student with an Associate degree in  an allied health or health-related field for the Health Leadership Program. Of the 90 credits, 60 quarter credits will be allied health or health- related major courses and 30 quarter credits of General Education in the areas of  mathematics, oral and written communication, social science, biology (Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, General Biology), and the physical sciences (chemistry, physics).

The 60 quarter credits for Dental Hygiene will include the following courses based on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) standards for Dental Hygiene:

  • Dental sciences (tooth morphology, pharmacology, head/neck/oral anatomy, oral embryology and histology, oral pathology, radiography, periodontology, pain management, nutritional sciences, and dental materials)
  • Courses in the Dental hygiene science content in the following areas: oral health education and preventive counseling, health promotion, patient management, clinical dental hygiene, provision of services for and management of patients with special needs, community dental/oral health, medical and dental emergencies, legal and ethical aspects of dental hygiene practice, infection and hazard control management, and provisions of oral health care services to patients with bloodborne infectious diseases.
  • Clinical sciences/Dental hygiene clinic

 A grade of “C” or better is required for credit transfer. All level 300 and 400 Dental Hygiene courses must be taken in EIC.

A student may transfer an additional 30 quarter credits of the upper level (300 and 400) General Education courses for both DH and HL Programs.  Approval to transfer coursework is based upon program type, grade in the course, the length of the course, and credit hours. A course that covers essentially the same EIC General Education competency areas will be considered for transfer credit (e.g. any diversity course will be considered for transfer credit to cover the Cultural Diversity course requirement).  Two courses in the same competency areas may be combined to satisfy the EIC course credit requirement for transfer.