Transferring Credits to Eastern International College

Transfer Credit Policy by Program

A student may apply to transfer coursework successfully completed at another accredited college. Upon review of the previous program curriculum, a determination to accept transfer of coursework will be made. Approval to transfer coursework is based upon program type, grade in the course, the length of the course, course description, credit hours, and other factors. Transferring coursework may have an impact on credits in relation to financial aid determination. Specifically, students who have completed coursework at another accredited post-secondary institution with a grade of “C” or better may apply to have those credits evaluated for transfer. This evaluation must conform to the following conditions:

  1. Credits can only be awarded on the basis of an official transcript of records. Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) are accepted.
  2. Science courses (Anatomy and Physiology) must have been taken within the past 10 years from the date of acceptance. Technical courses can be transferred upon the discretion of the Admissions Committee. This 10-year policy does not apply to Nursing and Dental Hygiene programs.
  3. Only a course that covers essentially the same content as taught at Eastern International College can be considered for transfer credit.
  4. At a minimum, 26% of the credits required for a degree program must be completed at Eastern International College when credits are being transferred from external institutions.
  5. Some specialized subjects may require more than one semester’s study. When this is the case, the highest course in that series must be taken at Eastern International College.
  6. It is the student’s responsibility to have the official transcript transmitted to the Registrar at Eastern International College, prior to the start of their program in accordance with EIC policy
  7. Official transcripts submitted electronically (e-transcripts) must be digitally signed and secured by an Adobe Acrobat Blue Ribbon® digital certificate. Official transcripts must be sent from the originating institution utilizing the Adobe Blue Ribbon® certification. Any alteration or modification will render the transcript invalid.

A student who completed an associate or bachelor’s degree at EIC is exempt from the 10-year policy for science courses.

A student who started at EIC but did not complete a degree is subject to the 10-year policy. EIC alumni who are applying for admission to the Nursing or Dental Hygiene programs are still subject to the Nursing and Dental Hygiene admissions and transfer credit policies, including the HESI score requirements and the 5-year limit requirement as noted in the EIC transfer credit policies for these programs.

A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. for U.S. degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant. Credit transfer for foreign-earned credit is subject to the approval of the Admissions Committee.

Experiential Learning

Eastern International College does not offer credit for experiential learning.

Transfer Credit Policy for Nursing-AAS (Effective Spring 2019)

Aside from the policy above, Nursing follows the following guidelines for credit transfer:

  1. Nursing accepts a maximum of 21 general education credits. Nursing courses cannot be transferred.
  2. Transfer credit for a science course (Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Microbiology) will be accepted if the course was not taken more than five years ago.
  3. Transfer credit for Microbiology will be accepted if the grade indicated in the official transcript of record is 80% (B) or higher.
  4. Transfer credit for Anatomy and Physiology I & II (A & P) will be accepted only if the student passed the A & P section of the HESI A2- entrance examination with a score of 80 or higher. The A & P grade indicated in the official transcript of records must be 80% (B) or higher to be accepted for transfer credit.
  5. Transfer credit for English Composition I and II will be accepted if the student passed the English section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 70 or higher. A student with a score below 70 in English will be required to repeat English Composition irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before. If the student took and passed ENG 101 and ENG 102 (with a grade of “C” or better) from another accredited college but attained a composite score less than 70 in the English Language section of the HESI A2, the student will be required to repeat ENG 102.
  6. Transfer credit for Mathematics (College Algebra) will be accepted if the student passed the Math section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 80 or higher. A student with a score below 80 in Math will be required to repeat College Algebra irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.

A student who scores < 80 in the HESI (A2)- Math will be required to take and pass Elementary Algebra (MAT 099). A student who completed and passed College Algebra or any Calculus course within the last ten years from an accredited college (with a grade of “C” or better), but scored < 80 in the HESI- Math will be exempt from taking Elementary Algebra (MAT 099). The following courses can be accepted for Math transfer credit (with a grade of “C” or better) if the student scores at least 80 in the HESI (A2)-Math: College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Differential or Integral Calculus, Differential Equations.

Transfer Credit Policy for Dental Hygiene-AAS

Aside from the policy above, Dental Hygiene follows the following guidelines for credit transfer:

  1. Dental Hygiene accepts a maximum of 21 general education credits. Dental Hygiene courses cannot be transferred.
  2. Transfer credit for science courses (Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, and Chemistry) will be accepted if the course was taken no more than five years ago.
  3. Transfer credit for Anatomy and Physiology I & II (A & P) will be accepted only if the student passed the A & P section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a score of 80 or higher. A student who scores below 80 in A & P will be required to repeat A & P I & II irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.
  4. Transfer credit for English Composition I will be accepted if the student passed the English section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 70 or higher. A student with a score below 70 in English will be required to repeat English Composition irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.
  5. Transfer credit for Mathematics (College Algebra) will be accepted if the student passed the Math section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 70 or higher. A student with a score below 70 in Math will be required to repeat College Algebra irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.
  6. A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. for U.S. degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant. Credit transfer for foreign-earned credit is subject to the approval of the Admissions Committee.

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 provision 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.

Transfer Credit Policy for DMS with a BS or BA Degree

Courses completed in the following areas from an accredited college/university will be accepted for credit transfer. A total of 54 semester credits of General Education will be accepted including eight (8) credits of Anatomy and Physiology. Any sonography course completed in another school may be transferred after approval by an admission committee.

  1. Oral Communications (3 credits)
  2. Written Communications (6 credits)
  3. Mathematics (6 credits)
  4. Natural Sciences (8 credits) These courses must be Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  5. Physical Science (4 credits)
  6. Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities (21 credits of history, psychology, literature and diversity courses)
  7. Arts (3 credits)
  8. Computers (3 credits)

Transfer Credit Policy for the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) Pre-Licensure

Dental Hygiene follows the following guidelines for credit transfer:

  1. Dental Hygiene courses cannot be transferred.
  2. Transfer credit for science courses (Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, and Chemistry) will be accepted if the course was taken no more than five years ago. For credits to be accepted, the grade in the official transcript of record must be 80% (B) or better. A grade less than 80% (B) will not be accepted.
  3. Transfer credit for Anatomy and Physiology I & II (A & P) will be accepted only if the student passed the A & P section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a score of 80 or higher. A student who scores below 80 in A & P will be required to repeat A & P I & II irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.
  4. Transfer credit for English Composition I will be accepted if the student passed the English section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 70 or higher. A student with a score below 70 in English will be required to repeat English Composition irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.
  5. Transfer credit for Mathematics (College Algebra) will be accepted if the student passed the Math section of the HESI A2 entrance examination with a composite score of 70 or higher. A student with a score below 70 in Math will be required to repeat College Algebra irrespective of the fact that the student took the class before.

A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. for U.S. degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant. Credit transfer for foreign-earned credit is subject to the approval of the committee.

Credits Transfer through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

Students who complete the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) are eligible for credit at Eastern International College. Credits will be given to exam courses meeting all requirements below:

CLEP Test Equivalent  Course Acceptable Score Credit Received
College English Composition ENG 101 50 3
Introductory Psychology PSY 101 50 3
Human Growth and Development PSY 102 50 3
College Algebra MAT 103 50 3
Introductory Sociology SOC 101 50 3
American History I HIS 101 50 3
American History II HIS 201 50 3

 

Students may only transfer credits from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) up to the maximum transfer credit limit for their program in accordance with EIC transfer credit policy.

Credits Transfer through Advanced Placement (AP) Examination

A student who finished an Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school and took the AP examination with a score of “3” or better is eligible for credit transfer. AP courses must conform with the transfer credit policy of EIC.