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Transfer Credit Policy

Students wish to transfer from other higher education institutions are required to file application for admission as described for the desired program above. Upon admission, the credits students earned from other institution previously attended will be evaluated. Appropriate credits will be granted if they are equivalent to courses offered at Kingston University.  For detail information on transferring credits from other higher education institutions, applicants are referred to review Transfer Credit Policy section in the Academic Policy.

| Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Program | Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program |

| Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) Program | Credit Transferability |

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Program

Students may transfer a maximum of 15 semester units. Only courses with G.P.A. of 2.0 or better can be evaluated for transfer. Units must be earned from an approved or accredited institution that has been accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education.

For units earned at institutions outside of the U.S., the student must submit an official transcript from the previous school attended for evaluation by an evaluation agency recognized and approved by the US Department of Education (see International Student section above). Units must be equivalent to units offered at Kingston.

To receive credit for previous learning, the student must submit an official copy of their transcript(s) of all previous graduate level work to the Academic Dean. Copies of catalogs will also be requested for schools attended if at the discretion of the Academic Dean, the catalog is needed to determine equivalency of graduate level course work. Only those courses for which learning goals and contents are similar to courses offered by Kingston will be considered for transfer. Only units earned within the previous 5 years will be considered for transfer. After submission of all transcripts and supporting documentation, the Academic Dean will determine the units to be awarded.

In order to receive credit for previous training, the student must maintain a minimum g.p.a. of 2.0 in all course work taken at Kingston.

Master in Business Administration (MBA) Program

Applicants who have earned units from an MBA program from a state-approved or regionally or nationally accredited institution may transfer up to six (6) semester units to Kingston University’s MBA program.

For units earned at institutions outside of the U.S., the student must submit an official transcript for evaluation by an evaluation agency recognized an approved by the US Department of Education (see International Student Admission section above). Units must be equivalent to units offered at Kingston. 

To receive credit for previous learning, the student must arrange an official sealed copy of their transcript(s) of all previous graduate level work be sent directly from the issuing institution(s) to the Dean.  Copies of catalogs will also be requested for schools attended if, at the discretion of the Dean, the catalog is needed to determine equivalency of graduate level course work.  Only those grades for which a student has earned a B- or better will be considered for transfer to the university.  Only those courses for which learning goals are similar to courses offered by KINGSTON will be considered for transfer.  Only units earned within the previous 5 years will be considered for transfer.  After submission of all transcripts and supporting documentation, the Dean will determine the units to be awarded. 

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) Program
Students may transfer coursework and clinical instruction completed successfully in other schools into MSOM program at KINGSTON as stated in the following:
1. For coursework completed successfully at other acupuncture schools or colleges approved by the board or under Article 4 (commencing with Section 94760) of Chapter 7 or Part 59 of the Education Code or by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

i. Up to 100% transfer credit may be awarded for courses completed successfully in General Sciences, Practice Management and Clinical Science.

ii. For courses in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Herbology and Clinical Training, the evaluation of the transfer credits may require students taking an examination administered and retained by KINGSTON in the subject(s) in which transfer credit may be awarded.

2. For coursework and clinical instruction completed successfully at other acupuncture schools or colleges which is not approved by the board or under Article 4 (commencing with Section 94760) of Chapter 7 or Part 59 of the Education Code or by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

i. For coursework and clinical instruction completed successfully at other acupuncture schools or colleges which  are not approved by the board, students are required to take an examination administered and retained by KINGSTON in the subject(s) in which transfer credit may be awarded.

ii. Up to 50% credit, by transfer or challenge exam for clinical practice coursework and instruction in acupuncture and Oriental medicine principles, theories and treatment procedures, completed successfully at a school which is not approved by the board may be awarded, provided that at least 50% of the course hours in individual subjects are completed successfully at a school approved by the board.

3. For units earned at institutions outside of the U.S., the student must submit an official transcript for evaluation by an evaluation agency recognized an approved by the US Department of Education (see International Student Admission section). Units must be equivalent to units offered at Kingston.  The transfer of credits for coursework and clinical instruction shall follow the procedures in 2 above.

To receive credit for previous learning, the student must arrange official sealed copies of their transcript(s) of all previous graduate level work be sent directly from the issuing institution(s) to the Academic Dean.  Copies of catalogs will also be requested for schools attended if, at the discretion of the Academic Dean, the catalog is needed to determine equivalency of graduate level course work.  Only those grades for which a student has earned a B- or better will be considered for transfer to the university.  Only those courses for which learning goals are similar to courses offered by KINGSTON will be considered for transfer.  Only units earned within the previous 5 years will be considered for transfer.  After submission of all transcripts and supporting documentation, the Academic Dean will determine the units to be awarded. 

In order to receive credit for previous training, the student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all course work taken at KINGSTON. 

Credit Transferability

Students may transfer from one program to another within Kingston upon approval of the Academic Dean who may approve credits transferred from the previous program to the new one.

 NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT KINGSTON UNIVERSITY

The transferability of credits you earned at Kingston University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree, diploma, or certificate you earn in any of Kingston University programs is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree, diploma or certificate that you earn at Kingston University are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at Kingston University will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Kingston University to determine if your credits or degree, diploma or certificate will transfer.

Kingston University makes no representation whatsoever concerning the transferability of any credits earned at Kingston to any institution other than those with whom Kingston maintain valid articulation agreements.

It is therefore the student’s responsibility to verify transferability of credits earned at Kingston by contacting the desired receiving school’s Registrar.


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