Graduating Transfer Students

adopted: Oct-1993
last revised: Aug-2010

Many students enter Richland after completing courses at other institutions. In order to give these students credit for previous college work and, at the same time, maintain Richland's standards for graduation, students must complete a total of 15 semester hours of an associate's degree or half of the credit for a certificate program (up to 15 hours) at Richland.

Richland students completing occupational certificate programs only offered within the Division of Correctional Education are exempt from this 15-semester-hour requirement.

If a transfer student completes a course at Richland that is substantially the same as a course for which the student received transfer credit, the hours of transfer credit will be replaced by the hours earned at Richland.