A satisfactory citizenship record, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale on all college work attempted, and eligibility to re-enter the institution last attended are required for transfer admission. Transfer applicants who were not eligible for admission to Kentucky State University when they graduated from high school must present a minimum of 24 semester hours of college credit. All transfer students who have completed 24 or more semester hours of college work must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Also a letter of good standing must be sent directly by the registrar of the college last attended (may be sent with official transcript).

Official college transcripts may be faxed directly to the Office of Admissions from the institution. The transfer student is not at liberty to disregard any part of his/her previous college or university records. Failure to report enrollment at another institution may result in dismissal and/or loss of credits earned at KSU. In the event of academic suspension/dismissal from any institution previously attended or currently being attended, an applicant must provide a letter of good standing from the last institution attended. Credits earned from a non-accredited institution will not count toward the degree but will be evaluated in the same manner as those earned at an accredited institution. However, final acceptance of such credits is contingent upon the equivalent of one semester of full-time study (12 or more semester credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above for all course work attempted.

The Dean of Students or the Vice President of Student Affairs, regarding the student’s social/disciplinary status at the previous college or university attended, must send a transfer letter of recommendation. This letter may be faxed to the Admissions Office from the sending institution.

Entrance examinations may be required of applicants transferring into Kentucky State University.


Kentucky General Education Transfer Policy

In an effort to promote a seamless transfer between Kentucky two-year and four-year public institutions, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) developed a policy to facilitate the transfer of credits from one Kentucky public college or university to another.  This policy implemented in 1996 and revised in 2011, is called the General Education Transfer Policy and allows for the automatic transfer of a block of courses to satisfy general education degree requirements.

Students who transfer from another Kentucky public college or university may be (1) category certified, (2) core certified, or (3) general education certified by the Registrar of the school where the course work was completed.  KSU will honor any of these designations and will apply the transferred general education courses to the student’s record at Kentucky State University in a manner that best serves the transferring student.

Transfer Policy – Undergraduate

  • Students transferring to Kentucky State University are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions as part of the admissions process.
  • Credits earned at a fully accredited institution may be transferred to KSU and applied toward a degree. A fully accredited institution is one in good standing and a member of one of the six regional academic accrediting associations.
  • Kentucky State University accepts transfer credits with a grade of “D” or better. Exceptions to this are transfer equivalents for ENG 101 and ENG 102, which must have grades of “C” or better.
  • Credits that do not fulfill requirements will be accepted as free electives if grades of “D” or better were earned. If a grade of “D” is transferred and the student attempts to use this course to satisfy the requirements for a major or minor, or an area of specialization, the student will have to take the course at KSU and earn a grade of “C” or better.
  • KSU will not give upper level credit for a course completed at junior or community colleges without validation that the course is equivalent to upper level university courses with the respective departments reserving final approval.
  • Regardless of the number of hours accepted for transfer, all candidates for an undergraduate degree must complete 30 of their last 36 hours toward their degree at Kentucky State University.

Transfer Policy – Graduate

  • Students transferring to Kentucky State University are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions as part of the admissions process.
  • Credits earned at a fully accredited institution may be transferred to KSU and applied toward a degree. A fully accredited institution is one in good standing and a member of one of the six regional academic accrediting associations. Any credits transferred in must be from a regionally accredited US institution or an officially recognized degree granting international institution. In the case of transferring credit from an international institution, official copies of evaluation and translation of the transcript must be sent directly by an accredited evaluation and translation agency to the office of the Graduate Studies at Kentucky State University.
  • A minimum grade of B is required for a graduate course to be accepted by KSU. Specific programs may require a higher grade in order for the course to apply toward degree requirements. Refer to the graduate program of interest to determine the specific requirements for that degree program.
  • Each program limits the number of credits earned in the non-degree status that will be transferred into the program. Per the Graduate Residency Requirements for Graduation, no program may allow more than one-third of the required credits to be transferred in from another institution.

 

Below is the link to the official policy as published by the Council on Post Secondary Education:

Council on Post Secondary Education General Education Transfer Policy

For the Council on Post Secondary Education’s KnowHow2Transfer, visit KnowHow2Transfer.