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Transfer Credits by Degree Program

Transfer Credit Policy for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program

Aside from the General Policy, the ADN follows the following guidelines for credit transfer:

  1. The ADN Program accepts a maximum of 21 general education credits. Nursing courses will not be accepted for transfer credit.
  2. Transfer credit for a science course (Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Microbiology) will be accepted if the course was completed within the last five years.
  3. Transfer credit for Microbiology and Anatomy and Physiology I and II will be accepted if the grade in the official transcript of records is B or better. The required grade for the rest of the general education courses is C or better.
  4. Transfer credit for Anatomy and Physiology I & II (A & P) will be accepted only if the student passed the Science section of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance examination with a minimum score of 65% or higher or 80% in the A&P section of the HESI-A2
  5. Transfer credit for English Composition I and II will be accepted if
  6. The student passed the English and Language Usage section of the TEAS entrance examination with a score of 60% or higher. A student with a score lower than 60% will be required to repeat English Composition even if the student took the class before. If the student took and passed both ENG 101 and ENG 102 (with a grade of “C” or better) from another accredited college but attained a composite score less than 60% in the English Language Usage section, the student will be required to repeat ENG 102.
  7. The student passed the English section of the HESI-A2 with a score of 70%. A student with a score lower than 70% will be required to repeat English Composition even if the student took the class before. If the student took and passed both 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 section, the student will be required to repeat ENG 102.
  8. Transfer credit for Mathematics (College Algebra) will be accepted if the student passed the Math section of the TEAS entrance examination with a score of 65% or higher (or the HESI-A2 Math with a score of 80% or better). A student with a score below 65% (TEAS) or 80% (HESI-A2) in Math will be required to repeat College Algebra even if the student took the class before.

Elementary Algebra Requirement: A student who scores less than 65% (TEAS) or 80% (HESI-A2) in the Math section  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 minimum grade of “C”) but scored less than 65% in the TEAS or 80% in the HESI- math  will be exempt from taking Elementary Algebra (MAT 099). The following courses can be accepted for Math transfer credit: College Algebra, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Differential or Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, College Math, Trigonometry.

Transfer Credit Policy for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN)

Aside from the General Policy, the BSN Program follows the following guidelines for credit transfer:

  1. The BSN Program accepts a maximum of 42 general education credits. Nursing courses will not be accepted for transfer credit.
  2. Transfer credit for a science course (Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology) will be accepted if the course was completed within the last five years
  3. Transfer credit for Microbiology and Anatomy and Physiology I and II will be accepted if the grade in the official transcript of records is B or better. The required grade for the rest of the general education courses is C or better.
  4. Transfer credit for Anatomy and Physiology I & II (A & P) will be accepted only if the student passed the Science section of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance examination with a score of 65% or higher, or 80% in the A&P section of the HESI-A2
  5. Transfer credit for English Composition I and II will be accepted if:

The student passed the English and Language Usage section of the TEAS entrance examination with a score of 60% or higher. A student with a score lower than 60% will be required to repeat English Composition even if the student took the class before. If the student took and passed both ENG 101 and ENG 102 (with a grade of “C” or better) from another accredited college but attained a composite score less than 60% in the English Language Usage section, the student will be required to repeat ENG 102.

The student passed the English section of the HESI-A2 with a score of 70%. A student with a score lower than 70% will be required to repeat English Composition even if the student took the class before. If the student took and passed both 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 Usage section, 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 TEAS entrance examination with a score of 65% or higher (or the HESI-A2 Math with a score of 80% or better). A student with a score below 65% (TEAS) or 80% (HESI-A2) in Math will be required to repeat College Algebra even if the student took the class before.

Elementary Algebra Requirement: A student who scores less than 65% (TEAS) or 80% (HESI-A2) in the Math section  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 less than 65% in the TEAS or 80% in the HESI- math  will be exempt from taking Elementary Algebra (MAT 099). The following courses can be accepted for Math transfer credit: College Algebra, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Differential or Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, College Math, Trigonometry.

  • A grade of “C” or better is required for credit transfer.

Transfer Credit Policy for Dental Hygiene-AAS

(EIC is no longer accepting students for this Program)

Aside from the General Policy, 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 less 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 regardless if 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 regardless if 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 regardless if 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 World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for United States 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 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Health Leadership Completion Programs Quarter Credits

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 and computer science, 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 and computer science, 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 at Eastern International College.

Transfer Credit Policy for Cardiovascular Technology

Aside from the General Policy, the Cardiovascular Technology Program follows the following guideline:

  1. The Echocardiography (CVT 204 and CVT 205), EKG (CVT 200), and Vascular (CVT 203) courses must be taken in EIC. Credits earned outside will not be accepted for transfer credit.
  2. CVT 101 (Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology), CVT 105 (Pharmacology), CVT 202 (Pathophysiology) to be considered for transfer credit must have been earned from a CAAHEP accredited institution and completed within the last three years.
  3. Physics and Instrumentation courses (CVT 106 and CVT 107) will be accepted if it is equivalent to EIC’s credit requirement, course content, and must have been completed within the last three years from a CAAHEP accredited institution. The student may be asked to provide the course syllabus. The three years requirement may be waived if the student can show proof of passing the ARDMS SPI.
  4. Graduates of EIC’s Ultrasound Diploma Program must pass a skills validation for Echocardiography and Vascular as a requirement for credit transfer. The skills validation requirement will be waived if the student can show proof of a current national certification (e.g. RVT, RDCS-AE) from the ARDMS or CCI for each of the modality.
  5. A grade of “C” or better is required for credit transfer.

Transfer Credit Policy for the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BSDMS)

Aside from the General Policy, the BSDMS Program follows the following guideline:

  1. A total of 54 semester credits of General Education will be accepted for credit transfer
  2. Physics and Instrumentation courses (DMS 105 and DMS 106) will be accepted if it is equivalent to EIC’s credit requirement, course content, and must have been completed within the last three years from an accredited institution. The student may be asked to provide the course syllabus. The three years requirement may be waived if the student can show proof of passing the ARDMS SPI.
  3.  College level sonography courses completed in another school may be transferred after approval by an admission committee. A skills validation (scanning) will be required for OB/GYNE, Abdomen, Vascular. and Echocardiography as a requirement for credit transfer but may be waived upon submission of proof of national certification for each of the modalities.
  4. A grade of “C” or better is required for credit transfer.

Transfer Credit Policy for Diagnostic Medical Sonography with a Bachelor of Sciences (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Another Field

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.

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

Graduates of the EIC DMS Ultrasound Diploma Program

Graduates of EIC’s Ultrasound Diploma Program must pass a skills validation for Echocardiography, Vascular, Abdominal, and Obstetric and Gynecology as a requirement for credit transfer for the BSDMS Program. The skills validation requirement will be waived if the student can show proof of a current national certification (e.g. RDMS, RVT, RDCS-AE) from the ARDMS or CCI for each of the modalities.

Transfer Credit Policy for Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) Three-Year CODA Accredited Degree Program

Dental Hygiene follows the following guidelines for credit transfer:

  1. Dental Hygiene accepts a maximum of thirty-five (35) 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 regardless if the student took the class before. For the Fall 2021 admission, A & P I and II will be accepted for credit transfer if a student obtained at least an 80% cumulative score and 70% in the A&P section.
  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 regardless if 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 regardless if the student took the class before.
  6. A grade of “C” or better is required for credit transfer.

A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for United States 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion (RN to BSN) Online

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

A grade of “C” or better is required for credit transfer. All levels 300 and 400 courses must be taken at the college.


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/PSY 202 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
American Literature ENG 301 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.

 

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