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Students may request transfer credit for courses already used to earn a credential, with the intent of using the credit toward completing a subsequent credential. Some receiving institutions will only accept completed credentials as meeting pre-requisites for admission, and will not accept individual courses within those credentials for transfer credit. If a receiving institution has no stated policy on granting transfer credit for courses within completed credentials, the institution's residency requirement may be used to uphold the credibility and integrity of its own credentials. For example, if a student enrolls in a 120-credit program with a 75% residency requirement, they could be granted any amount of transfer credit, but would only be permitted to apply 30 transfer credits toward completion of that program.