Reinhardt University SACSCOC Compliance Certification
Part 3: Comprehensive Standards - Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Professional Programs
|3.6||Graduate and Post-Baccalaurate Programs|
|3.6.1||Post-Baccalaureate Program Rigor|
|3.6.3||Institutional Credits for a Degree|
|3.6.4||Post-Baccalaureate Program Requirements|
|Part 1||Signature Attesting Integrity|
|Part 2||Substantive Changes|
|Part 4||Inst. Summary Form|
|3.6.3 Institutional Credits for a Degree
At least one-third of credits toward a graduate or a post-baccalaureate professional degree are earned through instruction offered by the institution awarding the degree. (See Commission policy “Agreements Involving Joint and Dual Academic Awards: Policy and Procedures.”) (Institutional credits for a degree)
Reinhardt University maintains control of all academic credit requirements for graduate degrees. These are published in the Reinhardt University Graduate Academic Catalog 2016-2017. Reinhardt has no joint or dual academic awards in the graduate programs.
General transfer credit policies for all programs
Transfer policies ensure that a majority of credits for a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree are earned from the University. Although the number of hours allowed for transfer credit depends on individual program policy, there are general policies governing the acceptance of transfer credits, as published in the Reinhardt Graduate Academic Catalog 2016-2017 :
Individual program transfer credit policies
The Director of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing will consider up to a maximum of nine (9) credit hours of graduate transfer credit; however, 51 of the 60 required credit hours, or 85%, of the course work must be completed at Reinhardt University. The Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) will consider up to a maximum of six (6) credit hours of transfer graduate credit; however, 30 credit hours of the required 36 credit hours, or 83%, of the required coursework must be completed at Reinhardt University.
Both the MFA  and the MPA  have the same stipulations for transfer credit, as outlined above from The Reinhardt University Graduate Academic Catalog. In addition to the general policies listed above, they include the following:
Posting of Graduate Credit
Reinhardt’s policy is to clearly identify on a student’s transcript all transfer credits accepted toward the degree with reference to the specific institution from which the credits are transferred. Currently, there are no examples of graduate transcripts with transfer credits. The MPA and MFA programs are relatively new, and no one has applied for transfer credit.
Reinhardt University is in compliance with Standard 3.6.3.