Students are encouraged to submit all transfer course work from regionally accredited
institutions at least three weeks prior to the start of the semester to allow for
evaluation time. Transfer credit may affect a student's pre-requisites and remaining
course requirements. This may require alteration of a student's course schedule once
transfer courses have been evaluated. It's the student's responsibility to monitor
how transfer credit is applied.
General Transfer Guidelines
- Snow College accepts college level credit in transfer from colleges and universities
accredited by any of the six regional accreditation bodies:
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Colleges and Schools
- Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Western Association of Colleges and Schools
- Grades in individual classes must be D- or higher to be eligible for GE except in the following GE areas which require a minimum grade of C-:
- American Institutions (AI)
- English (E1 & E2)
- Quantitative Literacy (MA)
- Courses must be college level (rather than remedial or developmental.) At Utah institutions,
this usually means courses numbered 1000 or higher.
- Transcripts received from a technical college, that has been accredited by the Commission
of the Council on Occupational Education, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Due to the age of coursework, some credit may only transfer as elective credit. Course
credit awarded is dependent on applicability and/or academic department discretion.
- There is no limit to the number of transfer credits which may be accepted.
- Transfer courses will not be accepted from other institutions for the purpose of posting
a grade change or repeating a course previously taken at Snow College.
- The transfer credit evaluation is subject to audit and reevaluation.
- Transfer credit should be received at least three weeks prior to registration.
- The transfer articulation process is how the college grants credit for courses Snow
College students have completed at other institutions. Proper transfer articulation
relies less on how a decision will affect a particular student and more on how a decision
will affect all students and the integrity of a Snow College education.
- It is the student's responsibility to order an OFFICIAL transcript from the previous
institution(s) and provide any Course Descriptions or "Master Course Content Syllabi
with Outcomes" that might be required to process the transcript. As a courtesy to
our students, the Transfer Articulation Specialist will research the necessary information
to complete evaluations and determine course equivalency. However, if the information
is not easily located, the student will be asked to provide it.
- Transcripts are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. A transcript sent electronically
is typically received within 2 to 3 business days. A transcript sent by mail can take
up to 2 weeks depending on the mail service and where it originated. Most transcripts
are articulated and credits posted within 1 to 2 business days depending on volume
and whether courses need to be evaluated by the department. If a transcript needs
to be sent for evaluation, the process of posting the credit may take 2 weeks or longer.
Students may check their BadgerWeb account or DegreeWorks to find out how their transfer
credit has been applied.
An OFFICIAL transcript is a transcript received by the Snow College Articulation Office
in one of the following ways:
- Paper transcripts can be mailed directly from the college or university to:
150 E College Ave.
Ephraim, UT 84627
- Paper transcripts can also be delivered in person to the Transfer Articulation Specialist
provided they are unopened in the original envelope bearing an official seal. Courses must appear on an official
transcript from the sending institution. Transcripts issued to the student will not
- Electronic transcripts are considered official if they are sent through a secure transcript
exchange company (such as National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment) or to firstname.lastname@example.org as a secured/certified official electronic transcript. (Not as a regular email attachment.)
Transcripts received by Snow College through fax, regular email, or outside of a sealed
envelope are considered UNOFFICIAL and will not be accepted for the purpose of admission
or posting of credit.
Official transcripts received from institutions that are among the Utah System of
Higher Education (USHE) are more easily evaluated. General Education (GE) degrees
and certificates received at any USHE school are honored by all other USHE schools.
In addition, GE credit granted by a USHE school is accepted by all other USHE schools.
Most out-of-state transcripts will require an evaluation as the courses may not be
in the Snow College database. Snow College does NOT automatically accept GE credit
granted by an out-of-state school because GE course requirements and expected outcomes
vary from state to state. Students may be asked to provide a "Master Course Content
Syllabus with Outcomes" for review by individual departments.
- International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluation
company. Snow College's preferred evaluation company is SpanTran. If you have already
had your international transcript evaluated by a foreign credential company, please
contact the Registrar's Office at 435-283-7230. Only courses that are equivalent to
Snow College's general education courses and direct equivalencies to a student's specific
program of choice will be accepted toward a degree. Granting elective credit may be
handled on a case by case basis. Select SpanTran Credential Evaluation to start your evaluation.
Credit for Prior Learning
Snow College provides opportunities for students to earn credit for prior learning
(CPL) for skills and abilities they have acquired through work, professional training,
military training, and other learning domains. Credits are awarded through assessments
that meet college level competencies. CPL may include departmental assessment, standardized
tests, military credit, and technical education articulation agreements.
CPL is determined by each department within the context of their mission, roles, student
needs, and academic program. The number of credits earned through prior learning awarded
may be limited. Limitations may be imposed by the student's degree plan.
Credit for Prior Learning is awarded through transfer credit and/or proficiency credit
(training certifications, 3rd party evaluations, standardized exams, institutional
exams, and individualized assessment/challenge exams.)
- A student must be currently enrolled at Snow College.
- CPL will not be considered for courses in which a student has attempted or completed.
(An Audit, Fail, Withdrawal, or Unofficial Withdrawal is considered an attempt as
well as any course registered for 0 credits.)
Costs Incurred for Prior Learning Credit
Tuition costs are not charged for awarded prior learning credit. However, there are
costs associated with assessing a student's knowledge and experience as well as the
processing fees for applying credit to a student's official record and transcript.
- All Standardized Tests will incur a non-refundable posting service fee of $10 per
- Departmental Assessments (Challenge Exam or Experiential Portfolio) will incur an
assessment fee of $100 per credit. This fee is non-refundable despite the outcome
of the departmental evaluation.
- Students who enroll in GNST 1000 - Prior Learning Assessment Prep will not incur the
$100 per credit charge for their first Prior Learning Assessment submission. However,
additional submissions will incur the $100 per credit fee.
Other Important Factors to Consider
- Credit will not be awarded for a course that Snow College does not offer.
- Credit will not be awarded if it duplicates credit previously attempted or completed.
- CPL is recorded as Transfer Credit and will receive a TR grade. This grade does not
impact a student's GPA.
- Awarded CPL credit will not meet graduation residency credit requirements.
- Federal financial aid and employee tuition reimbursement may not cover prior learning
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
- The College Board (an independent, not-for-profit organization) sends transcripts
for students who have completed exams for AP credit. Students may order their results
from the College Board website (collegeboard.org).
- By state agreement, if students pass an AP exam with a score of three or higher, they
will be awarded college credits for each exam passed.
- A student must receive a score of 3 or higher to receive AP credit on any accepted
exam. Credit is not accepted for AP Research nor AP Seminar.
- These credits will be either ungraded elective credit or ungraded general education
credit. Depending on the AP test score and on department agreements, the credits
given may be divided in varying amounts among these types of credit. Questions regarding
this credit should be addressed to the Transfer Articulation Office at 435-283-7196.
- AP credit is not considered resident credit.
- The fee for AP credit is $10.00 per credit and is posted to a student's financial
account at the time the credit is awarded.
- To see how AP credit will transfer, please reference the Utah Transfer Guide.
- Note: Many majors will not accept AP credit for courses that are required for major
preparation. AP Credit guidelines are subject to change without notice. See the chart
in the Academic Policies section (here).
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit
Successful completion of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams may yield
credit in general education or provide elective credits. CLEP course work is ungraded
and is not considered resident credit. A student may not receive credit for both the
exam and corresponding courses completed. Credit is not accepted for all CLEP Exams.
To see how CLEP credit will transfer, please reference the Utah Transfer Guide.
Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) Transcripts
- Snow College grants language credit to students who complete and pass BYU's FLATS
exam. Students are responsible for any and all actions required to register for the
test and transfer credits back to Snow College. The transcript is sent to Snow College
by BYU's Humanities Technology and Research Support Center.
- The scoring is either Pass (P) or Fail (F). The student receives credit for the language
in which they tested and passed. The language test covers 3 courses from 1st-Semester
Conversation & Grammar to Intermediate Grammar. Each course is 4 credit hours.
- Snow College grants up to 12 credits for the FLATS exam and the cost is $10.00 per
credit. The student may not take fewer credits than were earned on the test.
- To register for the exam, go to http://flats.byu.edu or contact the testing center.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Credit
- Students must be enrolled at Snow College in order to receive IB credit.
- Students who earn scores of 5 or above on Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL)
IB Examinations may be awarded up to 12 semester hours of credit for each exam (depending
on the department).
- If a student submits Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Credit, IB
credit will be awarded first. If AP credit duplicates IB credit already awarded, AP
credit will be reduced by the amount of credit awarded in the specific area.
- A posting fee will be assessed for each credit hour awarded ($10.00 per credit.) Credits
will be posted as transfer credit and are not graded.
- To see how AP credit will transfer, please reference the Utah Transfer Guide.
- Snow College accepts the recommendations of the American Council on Education for
training completed in the military, provided that equivalent courses are available
at Snow College.
- Snow College accepts a DD214 discharge document for PE elective credits.
- Military transcripts should be sent through the American Council on Education (ACE.)
ACE evaluates the courses and training the service member received thereby providing
a course description, equivalent recommendation, and determines how many credits each
course is worth.
- Military transcripts are evaluated by the Transfer Articulation Specialist and any
question regarding what credit may be granted is directed to the Registrar. You can
obtain a military transcript from one of the following sources:
- https://jst.doded.mil/ (Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy)
- http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp (Air Force)
- http://www.dliflc.edu/dlitranscripts.html (Defense Language Institute)
- Once the credit from a military transcript has been evaluated, an email is sent to
the student/service member informing them how their military credits will transfer,
advising them of the cost ($10.00 per credit), and then receiving the student's approval
to move forward.
- The student/service member must meet with an advisor prior to any military credit
being posted per Utah State Code 53B-16-107 Credit for Military Service and Training.
- A student is not required to accept any transfer credit from their military service.
A student may also decide to accept only partial credit. Credit and the fees will
not be posted to a student's account until the student gives their approval.
- NOTE: Transferring military credits can affect eligibility for veteran's benefits. Students
must talk with an Academic Advisor or the Veterans office before the credit can be
Police Office Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)
- Snow College accepts the recommendation of the State of Utah Department of Public
Safety Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) for training completed.
- The student must submit a copy of his/her State of Utah Department of Public Safety
Certificate of Completion which lists the training completed.
- Certification of training completed must be submitted to the Transfer Articulation
Office at Snow College.
- Snow College accepts P.O.S.T. for credit as follows:
- Five weeks of training (Phase I) are equal to 3 elective credits and 1 PE credit.
- Ten weeks of training (Phase 2) are equal to 6 elective credits and 1 PE credit.
- Fifteen weeks of training (Phases 1 & 2) are equal to 9 elective credits and 2 PE
- The maximum number of credits awarded for P.O.S.T. is 11 credits.
- There is a $10.00 per credit poisting fee.