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Admission with Advanced Standing (Transfer Credit)

Applicants for admission with advanced standing must satisfy the requirements as listed in the section on "Admission to Degree Curriculum." College credits completed at other accredited institutions recognized by the American Council on Education will be accepted for transfer if the course content is equivalent to that offered at Allegany College of Maryland.

A maximum of 12 semester hours of credit may be granted for nonequivalent courses. College-level work completed at an accredited agency such as the Armed Services, or recognition of prior learning through nationally recognized tests including CLEP, ACT-PEP and Advanced Placement, with minimum allowable scores, will be evaluated if appropriately documented and certified.

Transfer credits from accredited institutions will be accepted subject to the following guidelines:

  1. A student whose grade point average is at the 2.00 level or higher at a sending institution will receive credit for all transferable course work in which a grade of "D" or better was achieved.
  2. A student whose grade point average is below 2.00 level at a sending institution will receive credit for all transferable course work in which a grade of "C" or better was achieved.

In all cases, only the course credit is transferred, not the hours attempted or the quality points earned. Transfer students enter Allegany College of Maryland without a grade point average.

The maximum number of credit hours allowable in transfer or credit by examination to Allegany College of Maryland is one half the total number of semester hours required in the curriculum/program in which the student is enrolled and under which he/she intends to graduate with an associate degree or certificate.

More than the maximum number of transfer credits may be accepted only with the written approval of the Vice President of Instructional Affairs and the Director of Admissions and Registration.