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This Articulation and Transfer Agreement, dated as of September 1,1999 ("Agreement") is between Dallas County Community College District, (the "Institution") and Jones International University ("Jones International University").

The Institution and Jones International University hereby agree to the following policies and conditions governing the transfer of credit earned at the Institution into a Baccalaureate of Arts in Business Communication offered by Jones International University. The principles, polices and guidelines in this Agreement shall apply uniformly to all students attempting to transfer credits earned at the Institution into Jones International University.

For the purposes of this document, an AA or AS degree is defined as two-year degree program that averages 56 to 60 credits, as specified in this Agreement, 33-34 credits in the core curriculum, and the remainder from approved general education courses including; writing/speech, math, or computer science, arts, humanities, natural sciences, and behavioral sciences. This Agreement shall be published by the Institution and will determine the decisions made in regard to the transfer of credits to Jones International University.

I.  Admissions Criteria and Procedures

The admission standards, including the grade point average required for admission.

Students seeking admission to Jones International University must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), with a 2.5 GPA, for all college work attempted. All course work submitted for evaluation must be presented in an official transcript.

Admission to the undergraduate programs is competitive. While all students who have achieved a 2.0 GPA will be fully considered, Jones International University may offer admission to students based on their relative ranking of the college cumulative GPA. Courses in progress will not be used for calculating the GPA.

The treatment of the GPA earned at the previous institution in relation to the GPA established for graduation.

The GPA used to determine admission to a baccalaureate program will be based on the academic policies of Jones International University. Jones International University may choose to use the GPA that is calculated from all institutions previously attended or the GPA at the last attended college. In either case, Jones International University must calculate a GPA the same way for all incoming candidates.

Treatment of associate degrees as admission criteria.

Students who have completed and been awarded an Associate Degree at the Institution, and who have maintained a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.0 GPA in all transferable courses shall be fully considered for admission into the baccalaureate program[s] offered by International University. If the students are offered admission, the student will enter with junior standing, providing that all courses included in the degree carry a grade of "C" or better and follow the designed course of study listed in Section 3-E.

Students who have not earned a degree will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Note: Remedial/developmental or technical/vocational courses will not be included for transfer in this General Articulation Agreement from DCCCD colleges unless specified by individual colleges in a Program-to-Program Articulation Agreement.

Application procedures and deadlines.

The office of admissions at Jones International University has established application procedures and deadlines. A student should contact the office of admissions for details or consult the individual college catalog.

II.  Transfer of Credit

Polices for accepting grades in transfer.

The letter grade on courses form the Institution that are accepted for transfer into a baccalaureate program will be treated in accordance with Jones International University's grade policies.

Only academic courses with a letter grade of "C" (2.0) or better will be accepted for transfer; courses with grades of "F", ''D", "IP", "I", "S", "U", "AU", "Z", are not transferable.

Treatment of advanced placement and CLEP scores, other non-traditional methods of awarding credit, including credit for occupational courses.

Courses that are developmental are not transferable toward a four-year degree.

Students who have earned scores on Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests offered in high school may be awarded college credit. College credit granted will be recorded on a student's transcript in accordance with the grade policy, but in all cases will count toward graduation. Students should note that credit is not granted for an advanced placement score if the student completes a college course equivalent to an advanced placement course.

Credit depends on the test, the score and college policy. Advanced Placement credit is evaluated upon receipt of an official score report from the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Scores of 3, 4, and 5 are considered for credit. Students should note that colleges require different minimum scores, i.e., some accept a 4 while others accept a 3.

Students may earn college/university credit by examination in the College Level Examination program (CLEP) in general education subject areas in which they have demonstrated college-level proficiency. Official test scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions at Jones International University. Allowable credit will be posted to the student's transcript in accordance with the institutional grade policy.

Students may apply for credit for college level prior learning acquired through earlier schooling, work, or other life experiences. Prior learning credit may be awarded on the basis of an assessment of the following:

  • Students who have completed a credit for prior learning course at Jones International University or another institution are encouraged to submit a Portfolio of Learning Experiences to be reviewed by Jones International University faculty.
  • A maximum of 15 credit hours (equivalent to 5 classes) can be awarded for prior learning experiences. 15 credit hours is a cumulative maximum for both lower and upper level credits. However, these credit hours can be earned in addition to 30 credit hours transferred from another university or earned by examination.

Maximum number of hours accepted in transfer.

Jones International University has adopted a policy that sets the maximum number of credits that may be accepted and applied toward a four-year degree as 90 credit hours.

Residency and upper division course credit requirements.

In order to meet graduation requirements for an undergraduate degree, students must complete at least 30 credits (10 courses) of the required upper division credits (course number 300 or above) at Jones International University. No physical residency is required.

Programs where early transfer (prior to completion of an associate degree) is advised.

Early transfer is advised when students at the sending institution are unable to complete courses that are equivalent to specific degree requirements in a time period comparable to native student's completion of the courses.

Treatment of the AA and AS degree in awarding credit.

For the purposes of this Agreement, an AA or AS degree is defined as a two-year degree program of 56 to 60 credit hours with 33-34 of these in the core curriculum and the remainder in approved electives. Students who have earned a degree will be credited with the total number of credit hours for all courses that were completed, provided that the total number of credits does not exceed the maximum number of hours accepted in transfer (specified in Section 2-C) and carry a grade of "C" or better.

Maximum age of credit.

Jones International University will accept all earned within ten years of transfer. If a student earned credit hours which are required for graduation not more than ten years prior to transferring into an undergraduate degree program, these credit hours shall apply to the completion of the student's graduation requirements, provided the course covers equivalent material. Courses earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Treatment of core curriculum.

Students who completed the Institution's core curriculum, as certified on their transcript, are considered to have satisfied the Jones International University's lower division general education requirements. This condition applies to all transfer students regardless of whether they completed a degree at the Institution.

Accreditation requirements for transfer of credit.

This transfer credit is guaranteed only under the condition that the transferring institution maintains current accreditation by one of the six authorized Regional Accreditation Agencies.

III.  Degree/Program Requirements

Policies governing general education requirements:

For students who have not completed the Institution's core curriculum and whose transcripts do not certify core completion, Jones International University will evaluate the earned credits on a course-by-course basis.

Institutional graduation requirements including minimum number of hours and minimum grade average.

In order to graduate from Jones International University, all students must pass the minimum number of semester hours (varies from 120-128 credits depending on an institution's graduation requirements), attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all course work completed after the transfer.

Catalog that governs the transfer student's experience and expiration dates.

Students transferring into a baccalaureate program may follow the graduation requirements in effect at Jones International University specified in the catalog during the academic year the student is officially matriculated into the community college, provided that:

  • the student has maintained registration at the community college;
  • the student matriculates at Jones International University within one (1) year from the last registration date at the Institution.

If the student does not meet all the conditions listed above, the student shall follow the then current catalog policy of Jones International University.

Course number system explanations and credit hour conversion table.

At Jones International University, lower division courses are numbered 100-299; upper division courses 200-499; and graduate courses 500 and above. Courses listed below MAT 121 and ENG 121 are considered remedial and do not count toward graduation requirements.

Course-by-course equivalencies for all courses in disciplines in which both institutions have offerings.

The Institution will develop course-by-course equivalencies with Jones International University. Students are advised to contact the advising office of the Institution for this information.

IV.  Appeals Process

Identification of transfer appeals procedures.

The student has three opportunities to resolve transfer problems. The student may submit a written appeal to the designated office for transfer appeals requesting reconsideration of the course work in question. If Jones International University is unable to resolve the problem, the student may appeal to the President if the Academic Chair does not resolve the course under appeal. The college catalog of Jones International University describes the full transfer appeals process.

Office to contact.

If a student disagrees with the transcript evaluation of courses, the student should file an appeal to the following:

Jones International University, Attention: Academic Chair

V.  Term

This Agreement will remain in force until such time as the curriculum of a degree program changes or the other admissions practices change or the two-year colleges or four-year college request a reconsideration of one or more points. In May of each year, Jones International University shall provide curriculum changes to the Institution.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.
Dallas County Community College District      Jones International University  
Dr. William Wenrich                                        Pamela S. Pease, Ph.D.
Chancellor                                                    President
Updated 3/29/2012