Transfer Rights and Responsibilities
Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Students have the right to clear, accurate, and current information about their transfer admission requirements, transfer admission deadlines, degree requirements, and transfer policies that include course equivalencies.
- Transfer and freshman-entry students have the right to expect comparable standards for regular admission to programs and comparable program requirements.
- Students have the right to seek clarification regarding their transfer evaluation and may request the reconsideration of any aspect of that evaluation. In response, the college will follow established practices and processes for reviewing its transfer credit decisions.
- Students who encounter other transfer difficulties have the right to seek resolution. Each institution will have a defined process for resolution that is published and readily available to students.
- Students have the responsibility to complete all materials required for admission and to submit the application on or before the published deadlines.
- Students have the responsibility to plan their courses of study by referring to the specific published degree requirements of the college or academic program in which they intend to earn a bachelor's degree.
- When a student changes a major or degree program, the student assumes full responsibility for meeting the new requirements.
- Students who complete the general education requirements at any public four-year institution of higher education in Washington, when admitted to another public four-year institution, will have met the lower division general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer.
College and University Rights and Responsibilities
- Colleges and universities have the right and authority to determine program requirements and course offerings in accordance with their institutional missions.
- Colleges and universities have the responsibility to communicate and publish their requirements and course offerings to students and the public, including information about student transfer rights and responsibilities.
- Colleges and universities have the responsibility to communicate their admission and transfer related decisions to students in writing (electronic or paper).
All students — Meet regularly with your SCC/SFCC advisor or counselor.
- In the event of program elimination or change in requirements, the college will make arrangements to ensure that students enrolled in the program have an opportunity to complete their program in a timely manner.
- Students are responsible for consulting the appropriate academic unit or advisor for current and specific information.
Transfer students — Contact an advisor at your transfer university for additional requirements.
- Completion of recommended courses in a pre-major for transfer does not necessarily assure a student admission to a four-year university or a specific program.
- Some colleges use screening procedures (cumulative GPA, test scores, major GPA, etc.) for acceptance into certain majors and programs.
- Many four-year universities have an admissions requirement of two years of a single foreign language in high school or two to three quarters of a single foreign language in college.