Undergraduate Transfer Requirements
Applicants to the Bachelor of Sports Science programs are eligible to transfer equivalent degree level courses from other accredited colleges or universities. All such requests are subject to review and approval as outlined in the catalog.
Complete an online undergraduate admissions application and submit all required documents.
- 60 semester hours or more, up to 90 hours, of transferable credit
- 30 semester hours of general education component (GEC)
- 30 semester hours of electives
- Up to 30 semester hours of sports related courses
- Cumulative 2.0 GPA on all college coursework attempted
The general education requirements consist of the following:
- Six (6) semester hours of English
- Six (6) semester hours of Fine Arts/Humanities
- Six (6) semester hours of Social/Behavioral Sciences
- Six (6) semester hours of Natural Science
- Three (3) semester hours of Mathematics
- Three (3) semester hours of Computer Science
Transfer Request Procedures
- Students interested in transfer credit must be accepted into the program before the Academy will consider requests. Transfer credit must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
- Courses earned at a college or university that utilizes the quarter system will have hours converted to the semester calendar for the purpose of review and, if accepted, transfer.
- A cover letter explaining the request for transfer credit evaluation should be sent to the Dean of Academic Affairs, along with a copy of the official transcripts showing the grade earned, a catalog description of the course, and a copy of the syllabus outlining learning objectives and course content from the term in which the course was completed. In addition, the applicant should specify which of the Academy’s courses the transfer courses may be able to replace.
- In the case of international credits that a student requests to have reviewed for transfer, students must provide an official transcript and copies of all course syllabi outlining learning objectives and course content in English. If the institution does not produce the syllabi or transcript in English, the student must provide certified copies translated into English.
Transfer of coursework does not guarantee that transfer will satisfy requirement of a student’s chosen program. Students should check their program of study carefully to determine where any applicable transfer may satisfy degree requirements. Please visit the catalog for more information on conditional admittance or call the Admissions Office on (800)-223-2668.
Graduate Transfer Requirements
Any applicant to one of the Academy’s degree programs is eligible to transfer equivalent degree level courses from other colleges or universities. All such requests are subject to review and approval as outlined in the catalog.
- Maximum number of transfer credits accepted
- Master’s – 15 credit hours
- Doctoral – 24 credit hours
- A non-refundable $50 fee will be charged for each Graduate Credit Transfer Evaluation form submitted.
- The following documentation must be submitted: the official transcript(s) showing the grade earned, a catalog description of the course, and a copy of the syllabus outlining learning objectives and course content. In addition, the applicant should specify which of the Academy’s courses the transfer courses might be able to replace on the Graduate Credit Transfer Evaluation Form.
- In the case of international students, the official transcript(s) translated in English. In the case of the alternate for international courses, a certified transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services is required.
Transfer Credit Guidelines
- Course work transferred or accepted for credit toward a master’s degree must represent graduate course work relevant to the degree, with course content and level of instruction in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in the Academy’s own graduate degree program.
- In assessing and documenting “equivalent” learning, the Academy uses guidelines prepared by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO). If transfer courses are not substantially equivalent to courses in the specific degree program of the Academy, transfer credit will not be approved.
- The Academy accepts courses from all regionally accredited institutions that are equivalent to courses in the Academy’s curriculum.
- It is the policy of the Academy to accept transfer courses based on the requirements of various regulatory and licensure authorities to which the Academy must be responsive.
- The Academy accepts courses from all nationally-accredited institutions as recognized by the Department of Education that are equivalent to courses in the Academy’s curriculum.
- The Academy will accept courses from international institutions that are equivalent to courses in the Academy’s curriculum provided that the institution is approved by a foreign nation’s Ministry of Education (where that approval process is comparable to accreditation in the United States).
- The Academy will accept transfer credits from a credential-evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, provided the courses are equivalent to courses found in the Academy’s curriculum.
- The Academy may accept transfer credits from non-accredited institutions provided they are equivalent to courses found in the Academy’s curriculum. All such transfer credits must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- The Academy will not accept transfer courses unless the earned grade is a “B” or better.
- Under no circumstances may courses be used to fulfill degree requirements for more than one degree. For example, it the student has already received a master’s degree from another institution, those courses for which credit was received for the degree cannot be applied to the Academy’s M.S.S. or Ed.D. degree.
- If transfer credit is accepted for an Academy course, which has a required portfolio assignment, the student must complete that portfolio assignment and should see his/her portfolio advisor for instructions.
- The Academy will not consider or evaluate transfer course requests until the student has applied to and been accepted by the Academy.
Frequently Asked Question About Transferring
For undergraduates, any student who has already earned 60 or more semester hours of college credit from an accredited college or university.
For graduates, any Master’s student who has already earned at least 3 semester hours of sports related courses (up to 15 hours) and any Doctoral student who has earned at least 3 semester hours (up to 24 hours) of sports related course from an accredited college or university.
The Academy has open enrollment, registration dates are listed on the academic calendar.
Transfer of upper-division coursework does not guarantee that transfer will satisfy requirement of a student’s chosen program. Students should check their program of study carefully to determine where any applicable transfer may satisfy degree requirements. Each course will be evaluated to determine if it meets requirements.
Students can send in all official transcripts from previous colleges for review and an Admissions Counselors will review all college credits.
Contact the Admissions Counselor and they will make updates accordingly.
Please contact The Office of Admissions at (800) 223-2668.
- For undergraduate students, students can transfer up to 90 credit hours.
- Master’s students can transfer up to 15 transferable credit hours.
- Doctoral students can transfer up to 24 transferable credit hours.
International students must provide copies of all course syllabi outlining learning objectives and course content in English. If the institution does not produce the syllabi in English, the student must provide certified copies translated into English.
You must also provide copies of certified transcripts translated into English.
6 semester hours of English, 6 semester hours of Fine Arts/Humanities, 6 semester hours of Social/Behavioral Sciences, 6 semester hours of Natural Science, 3 hours semester hours of Mathematics, and 3 semester hours of Computer Science
Does USSA accept AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP (College Level Examination Program) of IB (International Baccalaureate) credit?
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit may be accepted towards the 60 hours of transferable credit. The applicant must have an official CLEP score report mailed directly to Undergraduate Admissions.
You need at least 30 semester college hours to be accepted into the program as an undergraduate student.
USSA operates on the semester system and grants credit semester hours. The academic year consists of three semesters, fall, spring, and summer.
If you earned a 1.5 quarterly in a course, an applicant earns 1 semester hour as transfer credit and if you earn 4.5 quarterly in a course, an applicant earns 3 semester hours as a transfer credit.
For information about entering USSA as a transfer student, please see information at the top of this page. Here you will find information on course evaluation and transfer of credits to USSA, articulation agreements between USSA and other institutions, admission requirements, steps for applying as a transfer student, and other important resources.
Please see the admissions requirements pages for this information.
You can apply for admission by visiting the apply now page.
Students transferring without all lower-division credit hours may be accepted on a conditional basis, but must earn any missing lower-division hours before the completion of their fourth core course and before being moved to full-standing status.
The conditional admission category is for students who do not meet one or more of the full admissions requirements. Please check the current catalogs or contact The Office of Admissions at (800) 223-2668.