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Appeals of Transfer Credit Decisions

A formal procedure for students to appeal transfer credit decisions should be established by receiving institutions. It is recommended that information on the appeal process be easily available to students, including what types of transfer-related decisions may be appealed, how an appeal can be filed, and how appeals will be adjudicated. Additionally, the decisions and reasons of the adjuticator(s) should be communicated internally, so that any recurring problems with institutional transfer credit processes can be identified and addressed. The process of each appeal also needs to be well-documented.

Students cannot wait indefinitely for decisions on applications for transfer credit. If a full assessment of a student's transfer credit has not been made after a specified period following the request, that situation should be included in the appeals policy as a valid reason for an appeal.