The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in the ACTS as “No Comparable Course.” Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website and selecting Course Transfer (http://adhe.edu)
Any student wishing to transfer from another college or university must submit, prior to or at the time of application, an official transcript of credits earned from all institutions previously attended and placement scores. If a transcript or placement scores are not available, the student should take the ASSET or COMPASS Battery administered by the College. Transfer - 24 - credit will be accepted for college-level work that fits the College of the Ouachitas educational program in which a "C" or higher grade is earned at other accredited colleges and universities. Transfer credit in computer applications courses will be accepted only if the course has been taken in the last five years.
Final approval of transfer credit rests with the Registrar. Credits earned at business colleges and other specialized schools must be evaluated and approved by the Registrar before credit will be granted. College credit earned while in military service must be reviewed by the Registrar. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores should also be forwarded to the Registrar. Transfer students must meet the general admissions requirements of the College.
To qualify for the:
Associate of Applied Science Degree - a student must complete 15 semester credit hours of the degree or diploma at the College. These credits must be earned as a regular student rather than by test-out or other means of advanced placement.
Associate of Arts Degree - a student must complete 15 semester credit hours of the degree or diploma at the College. These credits must be earned as a regular student rather than by test-out or other means of advanced placement.
Certificate of General Studies - a student must complete 15 semester credit hours of the certificate at the College. These credits must be earned as a regular student rather than by test-out.
Technical Certificate - a student must complete 15 semester credit hours of the certificate at the College. These credits must be earned as a regular student rather than by test-out or other means of advanced placement.
Certificate of Proficiency - a student must complete all semester credit hours of the certificate as a regular student of the College (no provision for transfer of credits from other institutions).
Students who are maintaining primary enrollment at another college or university may enroll in courses at College of the Ouachitas for transfer consideration. Students must complete an College of the Ouachitas application for admission and submit either a letter of good standing or an official transcript from the primary institution. The transcript will be reviewed for evidence of good standing to ensure proper course placement at College of the Ouachitas. College of the Ouachitas will not admit students who are on academic suspension from another institution of higher education. A student's term of academic suspension must be completed before enrolling at College of the Ouachitas in order to ensure acceptance of credits by the student's primary institution. Students must contact the College of the Ouachitas Registrar in writing with a valid signature to have an official transcript forwarded to another institution.