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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.
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Associate in Science in Business Administration (ASBA)

Students may transfer all of the General Education course works up to 21 semester units and a maximum of 15 semester units in the Business Foundation and Core Courses. 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 the level of 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.

Associate in Science in Healthcare Management (ASHM)

Students may transfer all of the General Education course works up to 21 semester units and a maximum of 9 semester units in the Business Foundation and Core Courses. 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 the level of 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.

Associate in Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Management (AAHT)

Students may transfer all of the General Education course works up to 21 semester units and a maximum of 9 semester units in the Business Foundation and Core Courses. 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 the level of 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.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

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.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Through the advance placement program, students are awarded 45 core credits and may transfer up to 45 general education credits earned at a regionally or nationally 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 Associate or higher 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.

Bachelor of Science in Oriental Medicine (BSOM)

Kingston University offers programs in two credit unit systems. While the business related programs are administered in the semester system and hence award credits in semester units, programs offered by the School of Health Science are delivered in the quarter system and award credits in quarter units.

Students may transfer all of the General Education course works up to 21 semester units or 32 quarter units. 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.

Students may transfer Oriental medicine major courses completed successfully in other schools into the BSOM program at KINGSTON as stated in the following:

1. For coursework completed successfully at other acupuncture school or college which is approved by California Acupuncture 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 completed successfully at other acupuncture school or college which is not approved by California Acupuncture 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 training completed successfully at other acupuncture school or college which is 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 copy of their transcript(s) of all previous graduate level work be sent directly from the issuing institution(s) to the Academic Dean. Copies of Academic Policies 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 C 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.

Associate in Health Science in Massage Therapy (AHSMT)

Kingston University offers programs in two credit unit systems. While the business related programs are administered in the semester system and hence award credits in semester units, programs of the School of Health Science (with exception of the RN to BSN program) are delivered in the quarter system and award credits in quarter units. Students may transfer all of the General Education course works up to 18 semester units or 27 quarter units.

Students may transfer course works related to massage therapy training completed at other schools into the AHSMT program at KINGSTON as stated in the following:

1. For coursework completed successfully at other massage therapy schools or colleges which are accredited 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 and practice management.

(ii) For courses which require Lab/Practical contact hours, the evaluation of the transfer credits may require students taking an examination with practical demonstration administered by KINGSTON in the subject(s) in which transfer credit may be awarded.

(iii) Credits earned for clinical internship or practicum courses are not transferrable.

2. 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.

3. Transfer credit for courses taken at massage schools is limited to 50% of each massage program and may be awarded if the following criteria are fulfilled:

(i) Coursework must have been completed within the last five years.

(ii) The student must have earned at least a 2.0 in the course.

(iii) The hour/unit count must be equivalent.

(iv) The student may be asked to provide a syllabus to the Registrar or Student Advisor so that the coursework can be determined whether it is comparable in scope and content to what is taught at Kingston University. If there is a concern about the equivalence of the scope and content of a course, the applicant’s/ student’s grade in the course will be weighed more heavily in the decision. The student may also be required to demonstrate relevant skills for credit consideration.

4. Kingston University does not accept coursework completed at other massage therapy schools or colleges which are not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Associate in Occupational Studies in Massage Therapy (AOSMT)

Transfer credits may be awarded upon review by the Dean based on the official transcript(s) received at Kingston University. Transfer credits, once awarded, will be counted towards the Maximum Program Completion Time Frame of the program.

Students may transfer course works completed successfully at other schools into the AOSMT program at KINGSTON as stated in the following:

1. For coursework completed successfully at other massage therapy schools or colleges which are accredited 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 and practice management.

(ii) For courses which require Lab/Practical contact hours, the evaluation of the transfer credits may require students taking an examination with practical demonstration administered by KINGSTON in the subject(s) in which transfer credit may be awarded.

(iii) Credits earned for clinical internship or practicum courses are not transferrable.

2. 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.

3. Transfer credit for courses taken at massage schools is limited to 50% of each massage program and may be awarded if the following criteria are fulfilled:

(i) Coursework must have been completed within the last five years.

(ii) The student must have earned at least a 2.0 in the course.

(iii) The hour/unit count must be equivalent.

(iv) The student may be asked to provide a syllabus to the Registrar or Student Advisor so that the coursework can be determined whether it is comparable in scope and content to what is taught at Kingston University. If there is a concern about the equivalence of the scope and content of a course, the applicant’s/ student’s grade in the course will be weighed more heavily in the decision. The student may also be required to demonstrate relevant skills for credit consideration.

4. Kingston University does not accept coursework completed at other massage therapy schools or colleges which are not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Associate in Science in Oriental Medicine (ASOM)

Kingston University offers programs in two credit unit systems. While the business related programs are administered in the semester system and hence award credits in semester units, programs offered by the School of Health Science are delivered in the quarter system (with exception of the RN to BSN program)and award credits in quarter units.

Students may transfer all of the General Education course works up to 21 semester units or 32 quarter units. 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.

Students may transfer Oriental medicine major courses completed successfully in other schools into the ASOM program at KINGSTON as stated in the following:

1. For coursework completed successfully at other acupuncture school or college which is approved by California Acupuncture 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 completed successfully at other acupuncture school or college which is not approved by California Acupuncture 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 completed successfully at other acupuncture school or college which is 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 copy of their transcript(s) of all previous graduate level work be sent directly from the issuing institution(s) to the Academic Dean. Copies of Academic Policies 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 C 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.

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)
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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