Acsenda School of Management
ASM will acknowledge prior studies taken at other recognized and accredited post-secondary institutions by awarding transfer credits up to the maximum allowed under the residency requirement (see below for definition of Residency Requirement). Courses appropriate for transfer credit are those courses which can normally be applied to fulfill specific or general/elective requirements of a business or commerce degree.
Applicants may request transfer credit for courses successfully completed at any recognized and accredited post-secondary institution. Courses completed at B.C. colleges and universities are awarded transfer credits based on the principles of transfer in BC as described in the B.C Transfer Guide. Students are advised to check the Guide for current transfer agreements between BC institutions and ASM. Where a course has not yet been articulated, but is appropriate for transfer, credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. Similarly, transfer credit for courses successfully completed at accredited institutions outside the Province of British Columbia will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If students are applying from institutions where English is the language of instruction, they will be required to have a course catalogue or official course descriptions sent directly to ASM by the institutions offering the courses. Applicants from international schools, where the language of instruction is other than English or French, will be required to have their transcripts and course descriptions translated by certified translators. International applicants may also be required to have their academic credentials evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as ECE, ICES or WES.
Limitations, Restrictions and Residency Requirement
Students are advised that transfer credits will be granted only for approved courses in which passing grades have been obtained. Transfer credits are awarded both as assigned and unassigned credits. Assigned credits are awarded for courses with content acceptably similar to courses offered by ASM. Unassigned credits are granted where course-to-course equivalencies cannot be established. Such credits may be allowed as electives and may also be used to fulfill credit requirements for the degree. However, unassigned credits may not satisfy some specific program requirements.
ASM’s residency requirement (that is, the number of credits that must be completed at ASM) is 30 credits. Therefore, even if students are awarded more than 90 transfer credits toward a ASM BBA degree program, including both transfer credits and credits for PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition), only 90 of those credits can be applied to their program. Students must satisfy both the minimum residency requirement of 30 credits and all specified courses in one of the two areas of concentration required for the BBA degree.
Applicants for admission as transfer students must have completed, with a C average (a grade point average of 2.0), a minimum of 18 transfer credits, assigned and unassigned, appropriate to the BBA degree program. If fewer than 18 credits have been completed during previous studies or the credits earned for courses taken at other institutions cannot be applied to the BBA degree program, applicants will be required to submit official transcripts of their high school record as well.
Applicants who have been required to withdraw from a post-secondary institution previously attended for academic failure may be granted permission, one year after suspension, to attempt selected courses as an access student for one term. Students who are given this opportunity, but fail to meet the required standards to continue, will be placed on permanent suspension. Students who have been required to withdraw from previously attended post-secondary institutions for academic misconduct will not be admitted to the ASM BBA degree program.
Submission and Notification of Credits
Applicants requesting transfer credit must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Official transcripts are those sent directly to the Registrar at ASM by the Office of the Registrar at the institutions previously attended. Transcripts must be sent in a timely manner otherwise offers for admission may be withdrawn.
ASM shall notify students, in writing, of all assigned and unassigned transfer credits awarded and of assigned course credits offered for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. After a student has enrolled in the BBA degree program at ASM, courses for which transfer credits have been awarded will appear on the student’s transcript of academic record as assigned and unassigned credit toward the degree, but transfer credit will not be included in the calculation of the grade point average.
Appeal of Transfer Credit Award
Students who consider the evaluation of their academic credentials to be an inaccurate assessment of the number or types of credits earned, may submit to the Registrar a letter of appeal requesting a re-evaluation of transfer credits.
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