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Transfer Credit from Community Colleges
No more than 64 semester hours of transfer credit from community colleges will be accepted. No degree credit will be granted for courses that are identified at the 300 and 400 levels in the University of South Alabama curriculum unless approved by the appropriate college dean.
Courses not generally accepted from a community college may be considered for transfer credit on a selective basis. Such courses must be approved for degree credit by the student's academic dean based upon the recommendation of the appropriate department chair.
University of South Alabama students at any level of progress toward a degree are restricted, in terms of junior college transfer credit, only by the first and second items above.
Transfer Credit from Military Service Schools
Military service-school courses will be evaluated with reference to the recommendation of the American Council on Education when official credentials have been presented by the student to the Office of Admissions for new students, or to the Office of the Registrar for currently enrolled or former students. Such recommendations, however, are not binding upon the University. In no instance, however, may any of the hours of credit be substituted for specific courses, but they may be substituted for electives.
Students who have successfully completed basic training in the armed forces may receive four semester hours of elective credit and exemption from P.E. by presenting a DD214, DD295, a copy of a Community College of the Air Force transcript, or a certificate of training to the Office of the Registrar for currently enrolled or former students, or to the Office of Admissions for new students.
The Office of Veterans Affairs is located in Meisler Hall 2300 on the main campus of the University to facilitate veterans' programs and to provide counseling and other veterans' services.
  1. Students participating in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance
    Examination Board will be granted University credit in accordance with the current USA Bulletin. No more than a combined total of 32 semester hours of credit will be allowed for credit received through the Advanced Placement Program (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), credit by exam, correspondence courses, military service, or any other credit combination. 
  2. Students who score a minimum Enhanced ACT English score of 27 or SATI verbal score of 550 will be exempt from taking English 101. Official scores should be mailed to the Office of Admissions for exemption to be granted.
  3. A student can receive up to 32 semester hours of credit from the General Examination and certain Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The student should consult with the Office of Admissions for information regarding the minimum scores to receive credit.
  4. A student may receive credit for a course by passing a locally prepared examination and by paying appropriate fees. (See "Credit by Examination" section of the Bulletin.)
  5. A student may receive Military Science or Aerospace Science placement credit for prior military service or Junior ROTC training. Contact the Department of Military Science or the Department of Aerospace Studies for details.
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