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If you attended a post-secondary institution after graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student. In addition to completing an application for admission and paying the $30 non-refundable application fee, you must also provide the Office of Admissions with official transcripts from each institution of higher education you have attended. Official transcripts are those that are sent directly from the sending institution to Frostburg State University.
Your academic records will be evaluated by the Admissions Office following the guidelines listed below. Review your transfer credit evaluation carefully and bring any questions or concerns to the attention of the Transfer Coordinator and your advisor within your first semester of enrollment at FSU. If you still have questions about the evaluation of transferable credits or the appeals process for this audit, please contact the Director of Admissions.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission has set policies for students transferring within the public higher education system in our state. These policies allow students in other state colleges and universities to plan a total degree program and make un - interrupted progress toward finishing that program if they transfer.
The complete text of the Maryland Higher Education Commission General Education and Transfer Policy is reprinted in the Policies chapter at the end of this catalog. To summarize, when you first transfer to Frostburg State University, if you have earned credit for a course that meets the general education requirements at a Maryland public higher education institution, you will receive general education credit at Frostburg State University, up to a maximum of 36 credits (from a two-year institution). Once you are a degree-seeking student at FSU, you can only transfer equivalents of the specific courses in the FSU general education program for general education credit.
This general education transfer policy does not apply to students transferring from private institutions in Maryland or from non-Maryland institutions. Courses transferred from these institutions will be evaluated on a course equivalency basis.
If you have completed an associate’s degree or have completed 56 semester hours of credit at a Maryland community college with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0, and if the credit is from a college or university parallel course, you will be given direct transfer to FSU.
If you have taken courses at a Maryland com - munity college as part of a recommended transfer program leading to a baccalaureate degree, those courses will be applied to a related degree program at FSU.
Transfer credit may be awarded for successful completion of course work compatible with the Frostburg State University curriculum, as documented by official transcripts forwarded directly by the sending institution to the FSU Office of Admissions. Such credit normally will be transferred only from regionally accredited institutions or institutions that are candidates for regional accreditation and for course work completed during military service that has been evaluated in the American Council on Education’s Guide to the Evaluation of Educa - tional Experiences in the Armed Services.
Credit earned at degree-granting higher education institutions that are not region - ally accredited but that hold national or specialized accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; and at non-degree-granting institutions that are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, or a state or local government agency authorized to approve curricula, will be considered for transfer only if an articulation agreement exists between Frostburg State University and the other institution or, at student request, on a case-by-case basis. If an individual review is requested, the student must provide the FSU Admissions Office a copy of the institutional catalog or program of study, and copies of course syllabi for those courses for which transfer credit is desired. The Admissions Office will evaluate his transfer credit in consultation with the FSU departments offering the courses.