TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY
To request credit for previous coursework, a student must submit official documentation during the Admissions process. A $50 Pre-enrollment Transfer Evaluation fee must accompany the request for transfer credit. After admission into the MSOMA Program, a $50 Transfer Credit Processing fee is assessed to finalize the transfer of coursework into student records.
Transfer credit may be granted for coursework from another accredited oriental medicine curriculum, provided it is documented by official transcripts. Transfer courses must be equivalent to courses offered at SCUSOMA. Students must have received a grade of “C” (2.0 GPA) or higher in the coursework for it to be considered for transfer credit.
Transferable courses must have the same content as SCUSOMA courses for which transfer credit is being sought. The Academic Dean shall determine if this is the case.
Units earned at institutions approved by the Bureau, public or private institutions of higher learning accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, or any institution of higher learning, including foreign institutions, if the institution offering the undergraduate program documents that the institution of higher learning at which the units were earned offers degree programs equivalent to degree programs approved by the Bureau or accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
No more than 20% of graduate quarter units or equivalent in other units awarded by another institution may be transferred for credit toward Master’s degree. An institution may accept transfer credit only from the institution of higher learning described in subsection.
Regardless of the conditions cited above, transfer students are required to complete one year of the program (45 didactic quarterly units) to graduate from SCUSOMA.
Coursework taken at another institution after admission to SCUSOMA is not transferable unless approved in advance in writing by the Academic Dean.
Students who have completed coursework at a non-accredited institution may request to take a challenge examination for the equivalent course at SCUSOMA for which credit is being sought. There is a $100 charge for each challenge examination. A passing score of 70% is required per challenge exam. Only one challenge exam is permitted per subject.
Courses completed more than 10 years before the date of admission cannot be transferred unless the student currently works in a field relevant to the course.
Credits used to satisfy the minimum prerequisites for admission cannot be used for transfer credit.