4A.3 The institution has policies that assure the quality of the credit it accepts in transfer.
Miller College’s Registrar’s Office, Admissions Advisors and School Deans are involved in the review of transfer credit accepted through traditional credit and prior learning credit. Miller College uses the following to evaluate credit
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- Accepted credit is determined by the Registrar. Such credit is transcribed without grades and will be applicable toward the credits required for the degree.
- Accepted credit is determined only from official transcripts and other appropriate documents which have been received directly from the originating school or organization where the student attempted the work.
- Academic forgiveness policies from other colleges are not recognized by Miller College. All credit awarded is considered based on the original grade (See Admissions Forgiveness).
- Completion of any course, either at Miller College or at another institution, which duplicates a course or courses previously accepted in transfer may result in the loss of the transfer credit accepted. Credit will be retained only for the most recent instance of the repeated course.
- Transfer credit is accepted from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning. Credit from other post-secondary institutions recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE) as qualified for federal financial aid is accepted.
- American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations are accepted for training provided by the military or other organizations. ACE credit recommendations are also used for determining acceptance of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) exam results, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) results and Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES) results.
- Transfer credit and non-traditional credit do not count toward the residency requirements of Miller College.
Miller College recognizes that students learn also from non-traditional means, so Miller College created the Non-Traditional Credit Program. The Non-Traditional Credit Program recognizes and awards academic credit for various types of higher level learning as follows:
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- Training programs and licensures not currently evaluated for credit recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE) will be considered for non-traditional credit with appropriate documentation, but the credit will be transcripted only after a student has completed 12 semester hours at Miller College.
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and credit in clock hours (not previously covered under transfer credit) will be converted to semester hours and considered for acceptance as non-traditional credit with appropriate documentation, but the credit will be transcripted only after a student has completed 12 semester hours at Miller College.
- Miller College also awards credit for Prior Learning. This is credit awarded for college level training, regardless of where the knowledge was acquired. This credit is evaluated through portfolio assessment or other means of evaluation which is overseen by academic personnel. Students may work on their Prior Learning Portfolio once accepted to Miller College. Prior Learning credit will not be transcripted until a student has earned 12 semester hours at Miller College.
- Non-traditional credit does not count toward the residency requirements of Miller College.
- Miller College cannot guarantee that any non-traditional credits it might accept or award will transfer to another institution.