If you’ve earned credits at another school, those credits may be eligible for transfer toward your program at UMA. We would be happy to review your academic transcripts, explain which credits may qualify for transfer, and discuss how that may result in graduating sooner or reduce your tuition obligations.
Transcript requests from other schools must be made by you. You are also responsible for any transcript fees charged by other schools associated with your request. Upon review and approval, UMA grants appropriate credit and notifies students accordingly within 30 days of the receipt of official transcripts.
UMA will consider previous education for transfer credit from these sources:
*Federal regulations require students to complete their educational program within 150% semester credits of their published UMA program’s total credits. For example, if a program is 60 semester credits, students must complete their program in no greater than 90 attempted semester credits. (e.g., 60 credits multiplied by 150%). Maximum Time Frame evaluations occur at the end of each grading period.
Enrolled UMA students may submit an unofficial transcript, course description and/or the school’s catalog from your previous school/school’s URL for an electronic catalog for initial evaluation. An official transcript must be received by UMA directly from your previous school before the start date of the course for which transfer credit is sought. Even though your official transcript may arrive, this does not guarantee your credits will be approved. Upon review, appropriate credits will be applied and you will be notified within 30 days of the receipt of official transcripts. Students who have graduated or are graduating from a UMA diploma program may be able to transfer their UMA diploma courses in their entirety to a UMA associate degree program in the same field of study.
UMA does not guarantee transfer of credits from UMA to another institution or from another institution to UMA. All potential credits are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and accepted credits are awarded at the discretion of UMA. UMA reserves the right to limit the age of transferable credits.