Transfer Credit Policy
Transfer credit may be awarded for coursework completed at other institutions/organizations under certain conditions. All coursework will be evaluated by the admissions department under the guidance of the academic department and appropriate program director.
Transfer credit is typically awarded when courses were completed at an accredited institution, the coursework was completed within the past 5 years, the coursework is deemed equivalent, the student received a B- or higher, and the credit transfer is recommended by the appropriate program director and/or academic administrator. Courses completed more than 5 years prior to the student’s first day of class, and courses with a grade of C or C+, will not be eligible for transfer credit unless the student passes a “challenge” exam.
Foreign educated students seeking transfer credit must submit a course-by-course evaluation of their foreign credentials. In addition to meeting the requirements that apply to U.S. educated students, all foreign educated students will be required to pass a “challenge” exam.
Under certain circumstances transfer credit may be awarded to students who hold professional certifications or state licenses, or have passed certification exams in relevant fields. Professional certifications, licenses, and exams must be evaluated and approved by the director of education and appropriate program director in order to be awarded transfer credit.
AIMS does not award transfer credit for experiential learning or on-the-job training.
It is the sole responsibility of the student to initiate the credit transfer process. Students must notify the admissions department of the specific classes for which they are seeking transfer credit. An official transcript which shows the courses taken, credits/hours completed, and grades earned must be submitted for evaluation. The coursework must be equivalent to the courses in which the student is seeking transfer credit. Students may be required to provide additional documentation (detailed course descriptions, syllabi, etc…) to assist in the evaluation process.
Students seeking transfer credit based on a professional certification, state license, and/or examination must submit valid proof. The certification or license must be current. Currently AIMS offers transfer credit to students who hold a certification from The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or students who have passed the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) exam offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Certain state licenses may also be eligible for transfer credit. These credentials, however, do not guarantee a student will receive transfer credit.
The credit transfer process must be completed prior to the student’s first day of class. Meeting the minimum requirements for credit transfers does not guarantee a student will receive transfer credit. The director of education has final approval. Partial credit transfers are not permitted.
Program-Specific Transfer Credit Policies
Transfer credit for the EKG/Phlebotomy program is only awarded to students who graduated from the Phlebotomy program at AIMS. The Phlebotomy completion date must be within 12 months of the EKG course start date or the student will be required to submit proof of current phlebotomy skills.
Cardiac Monitor Technician
Students who are eligible for an EKG credit transfer must have completed the EKG course within 12 months of the Stress Testing course start date. If the EKG course was completed more than 12 months prior to the Stress Testing course start date, the student will be required to submit proof of current EKG skills.
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