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University Transfer Guide

In making plans to attend York Technical College, please use this publication as a guide for the transfer process.

Definition of a Transfer Student

Students who have taken college-level coursework after graduating from high school are classified as transfer applicants when seeking admission to York Technical College.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

Students planning to transfer need to complete the following steps:

o       Complete the York Technical College Admission Application.

o       Have official transcripts of all previous college credit earned sent to the College.

o       Contact the Admissions Office to determine if taking a placement test is necessary.

o       Have an interview with an Admissions Counselor and be admitted into a program.

o       Students who would like to be admitted in absentia should contact an Admissions Counselor.

Please Note:  Qualification requirements for some Health and Human Services programs may include additional testing and proof of high school or GED completion.  Students should contact Admissions for information about admission requirements for these programs.  

 Admissions Office Contact Information

Admissions Office Telephone: (803) 327-8008
452 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Toll-free in SC: 1-800-922-TECH
Fax Number: (803) 981-7237
For more information, contact Enrollment Services at (803) 327-8008.

The York Technical College Admission Application is available on the College's Web Site.

Transfer Credit Policies

Students planning to transfer credit from York Technical College to other postsecondary institutions are responsible for confirming the transferability of courses with those institutions.

Students planning to transfer courses from other postsecondary institutions to York Technical College must adhere to the following guidelines:

Students must have official transcripts of completed courses from postsecondary institutions attended sent to the College.

Course credit must have been earned at a postsecondary institution accredited at the college level by a nationally recognized regional accrediting agency or by a nationally recognized health accrediting agency for hospital-based transfer credit. Coursework completed at either hospital or college-sponsored accredited radiologic technology programs that are recognized by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology is eligible for consideration.

To receive transfer credit in a program, a course must be required or approved as an elective in the curriculum being entered.

A grade of "C" or better must have been earned in each course to be considered for transfer.

Course credits being transferred must have been earned within the last 12 years unless a degree or diploma was earned.  Shorter course eligibility time limits may apply to selected courses in certain programs.  

Credit for the courses to be transferred must show on an official transcript from the granting institution.

Credits transferred from other institutions may not exceed 75 percent of the total credits required by York Technical College for graduation.

Courses transferred into a curriculum must have equivalent or greater credits and be comparable to York Technical College courses which are required or approved as electives in the curriculum. These courses will be assigned a grade of  "TR" and will not be calculated in the grade-point ratio (GPR).

New students eligible to receive transfer credit must enroll within two semesters of the time the credit is approved.  Currently enrolled or former students may transfer credit back to York Technical College to graduate as long as the Transfer Credit and graduation guidelines are met.

Academic Fresh Start

The Academic Fresh Start procedure is designed to assist returning students, who meet specific conditions, to have a fresh start in how their previous academic records are applied toward meeting graduation requirements in credit programs leading to a degree, diploma or certificate.  Any student who meets the following conditions should contact the Registrar's Office for an application.

Academic Fresh Start is available only to students after re-entry to York Technical College following two years' absence. It is the responsibility of the student to apply in writing for Academic Fresh Start within the first two semesters following re-admission. In order to qualify, students applying for Academic Fresh Start must have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 for all course work. Students must also establish a term of progress (2.0 term GPA) before Academic Fresh Start will be applied.

Academic Fresh Start applies only to the course work taken prior to the term of re-enrollment. Under this process, all courses previously taken at YTC are removed from the grade-point average calculation but still appear on the student's transcript with the original grades earned.  Courses completed with grades of "A", "B", or "C" may still be used to meet program requirements, if applicable; however, grades of "D" may no longer be used.  Academic Fresh Start does not apply when determining eligibility for academic honors at York Technical College. 

All students are responsible for satisfying requirements for their academic programs and for maintaining the required GPA. Students should seek guidance from an advisor but the final responsibility remains that of the student.

Articulation Agreements and/or Bridge Programs

York Technical College has articulation agreements and/or Bridge programs with the following institutions: College of Charleston, South Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, and Lander University.  For more information about these programs or to access these agreements, please contact the Institutional Transfer Officer at York Technical College.

State-wide Transfer Agreements

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has established a list of technical college courses which are universally accepted by South Carolina's state-supported colleges and universities. The courses offered by York Technical College which may transfer for credit in various majors at the state-supported senior colleges are listed below with an asterisk preceding the course prefix. Students should contact the college to which they plan to transfer for information regarding course equivalencies and transferability towards specific programs.

 

Offered at YTC

Course #

Course Credits

*

ACC 101 Accounting Principles I

3

*

ACC 102 Accounting Principles II

3

 

ANT 101 General Anthropology

3

*

ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art

3

 

ART 105 Film as Art

3

*

AST 101 Solar System Astronomy

4

 

AST 102 Stellar Astronomy

4

*

BIO 101 Biological Science I

4

*

BIO 102 Biological Science II

4

*

BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I

4

*

BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II

4

*

BIO 225 Microbiology

4

*

CHM 110 College Chemistry I

4

*

CHM 111 College Chemistry II

4

 

CHM 112 College Chemistry II

4

 

CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I

4

 

CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II

4

*

ECO 210 Macroeconomics

3

*

ECO 211 Microeconomics

3

*

ENG 101 English Composition I

3

*

ENG 102 English Composition II

3

*

ENG 201 American Literature I

3

*

ENG 202 American Literature II

3

 

ENG 203 American Literature Survey

3

*

ENG 205 English Literature I

3

*

ENG 206 English Literature II

3

*

ENG 208 World Literature I

3

*

ENG 209 World Literature II

3

*

ENG 214 Fiction

3

 

ENG 218 Drama

3

 

ENG 222 Poetry

3

 

ENG 230 Women in Literature

3

 

ENG 236 African American Lit

3

 

ENG 260 Adv. Tech. Communication

3

 *

FRE 101 Elementary French I

4

 

FRE 102 Elementary French II

4

 

FRE 201 Intermediate French I

3

 

FRE 202 Intermediate French II

3

 

GEO 101 Intro to Geography

3

 

GEO 102 World Geography

3

*

GER 101 Elementary German I

4

*

GER 102 Elementary German II

4

*

HIS 101 Western Civilization to 1689

3

*

HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689

3

*

HIS 201 Am. History Discovery to 1877

3

*

HIS 202 Am. History 1877 to Pres.

3

*

MAT 110 College Algebra

3

*

MAT 111 College Trigonometry

3

*

MAT 120 Probability and Statistics

3

*

MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics

3

*

MAT 130 Elementary Calculus

3

*

MAT 140 Analytical Geo. and Calc. I

4

*

MAT 141 Analytical Geo. and Calc. II

4

*

MAT 240 Analytical Geo. and Calc. III

4

*

MAT 242 Differential Equations

4

*

MUS 105 Music Appreciation

3

*

PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy

3

 

PHI 105 Introduction to Logic

3

 

PHI 106 Logic II Inductive Reasoning

3

*

PHI 110 Ethics

3

 

PHI 115 Contemporary Moral Issues

3

*

PHY 201 Physics I

4

*

PHY 202 Physics II

4

*

PHY 221 University Physics I

4

*

PHY 222 University Physics II

4

 

PHY 223 University Physics III

4

*

PSC 201 American Government

3

*

PSC 215 State and Local Government

3

*

PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology

3

*

PSY 203 Human Growth & Development

3

 

PSY 208 Human Sexuality

3

*

PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology

3

*

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

3

*

SOC 102 Marriage and the Family

3

*

SOC 205 Social Problems

3

 

SOC 206 Social Psychology

3

 

SOC 210 Juvenile Delinquency

3

 

SOC 220 Sociology and the Family

3

 

SOC 235 Thanatology

3

*

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

4

*

SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II

4

*

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I

3

 

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II

3

*

SPC 205 Public Speaking

3

 

SPC 210 Oral Interp. of Literature

3

*

THE 101 Introduction to Theatre

3

 

Transfer: State Policies and Procedures

The Commission on Higher Education for the State of South Carolina coordinates postsecondary education in public-supported institutions, including policies and procedures for students and their course credits transferring among these institutions. The Commission has established transfer policies and procedures, which all public institutions must follow. The following Transfer information was required for inclusion by the Commission on Higher Education (CHE).  The College assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information provided by the CHE. 

Statewide Articulation of 86 Courses

The Statewide Articulation Agreement of 86 courses approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education for transfer from two- to four-year public institutions will be applicable to all public institutions, including two-year institutions and institutions within the same system. In instances where an institution does not have synonymous courses to ones on this list, it will identify comparable courses or course categories for acceptance of general education courses on the statewide list (See Table B).

Admissions Criteria, Course Grades, GPAs, Validations

All four-year public institutions will issue annually in August a transfer guide covering at least the following items:

The definition of a transfer student and requirements for admission both to the institution and, if more selective, requirements for admission to particular programs.

Limitations placed by the institution or its programs for acceptance of standardized examinations (e.g., SAT, ACT) taken more than a given time ago, for academic coursework taken elsewhere, for coursework repeated due to failure, for coursework taken at another institution while the student is academically suspended at his/her home institution, and so forth.

Institutional and, if more selective, programmatic maximums of course credits allowable in transfer.

Institutional procedures used to calculate student applicants' GPAs for transfer admission. Such procedures shall describe how nonstandard grades (withdrawal, withdrawal failing, repeated course, etc.) are evaluated; and they will also describe whether all coursework taken prior to transfer or just coursework deemed appropriate to the student's intended four-year program of study is calculated for purposes of admission to the institution and/or programmatic major.

Lists of all courses accepted from each technical college (including the 86 courses in the Statewide Articulation Agreement) and the course equivalencies (including "free elective" category) at the home institution for the courses accepted.

Lists of all articulation agreements with any public South Carolina two-year or other institution of higher education, together with information about how interested parties can access these agreements.

Lists of the institutions Transfer Officer(s) personnel together with telephone and FAX numbers, office address, and e-mail address.

Institutional policies related to "academic bankruptcy" (i.e., removing an entire transcript or parts thereof from a failed or underachieving record after a period of years has passed) so that re-entry into the four-year institution with course credit earned in the interim elsewhere is done without regard to the student's earlier record.

"Residency requirements" for the minimum number of hours required to be earned at the institution for the degree.

Coursework (individual courses, transfer blocks, statewide agreements) covered within these procedures will be transferable if the student has completed the coursework with a "C" grade (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above, but transfer of grades does not relieve the student of the obligation to meet any GPA requirements or other admissions requirements of the institution or program to which application has been made.

Any four-year institution which has institutional or programmatic admissions requirements for transfer students with cumulative grade point averages (GPA's) higher than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will apply such entrance requirements equally to transfer students from regionally accredited South Carolina public institutions regardless of whether students are transferring from a four-year or two-year institution.

Any multi-campus institution or system will certify by letter to the Commission that all coursework at all of its campuses applicable to a particular degree program of study is fully acceptable in transfer to meet degree requirements in the same degree program at any other of its campuses.

Any coursework (individual courses, transfer blocks, statewide agreements) covered within these procedures will be transferable to any public institution without any additional fee and without any further encumbrance such as a "validation examination," "placement examination/instrument," "verification instrument," or any other stricture, notwithstanding any institutional or system policy, procedure, or regulation to the contrary.

Transfer Blocks, Statewide Agreements, Completion of the AA/AS Degree

[Students planning to transfer credit from York Technical College to other postsecondary institutions are responsible for confirming the transferability of courses with those institutions.]

The following Transfer Blocks/Statewide Agreements taken at any two-year public institution in South Carolina will be accepted in their totality toward meeting baccalaureate degree requirements at all four-year public institutions in relevant four-year degree programs, as follows:

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Established curriculum block of 46-48 semester hours.

Business Administration: Established curriculum block of 46-51 semester hours.

Engineering: Established curriculum block of 33 semester hours.

Science and Mathematics: Established curriculum block of 51-53 semester hours.

Teacher Education: Established curriculum block of 38-39 semester hours for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education students only. Secondary education majors and students seeking certification who are not majoring in teacher education should consult the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences or the Math and Science transfer blocks, as relevant, to assure transferability of coursework.

Nursing: By statewide agreement, at least 60 semester hours will be accepted by any public four-year institution toward the baccalaureate completion program (BSN) from graduates of any South Carolina public associate degree program in nursing (ADN), provided that the program is accredited by the National League of Nursing and that the graduate has successfully passed the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and is a currently licensed Registered Nurse.

Any "unique" academic program not specifically or by extension covered by one of the statewide transfer blocks/agreements listed in #4 above must either create its own transfer block of 35 or more credit hours with the approval of CHE staff or will adopt either the Arts/Social Science/Humanities or the Science/Mathematics block. The institution at which such program is located will inform the staff of the CHE and every institutional president and vice-president for academic affairs about this decision.

Any student who has completed either an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree program at any public two-year South Carolina institution which contains within it the total coursework found in either the Arts/Social Sciences/Humanities Transfer Block or the Math/Science Transfer Block will automatically be entitled to junior-level status or its equivalent at whatever public senior institution to which the student might have been admitted.

Related Reports and Statewide Documents

All applicable recommendations found in the Commission's report to the General Assembly on the School-to-Work Act (approved by the Commission and transmitted to the General Assembly on July 6, 1995) are hereby incorporated into the procedures for transfer of coursework among two and four-year institutions.

The policy paper entitled State Policy on Transfer and Articulation, as amended to reflect changes in the numbers of transfer blocks and other Commission action since July 6, 1995, is hereby adopted as the statewide policy for institutional good practice in the sending and receiving of all course credits to be transferred.

Assurance of Quality

All claims from any public two- or four-year institution challenging the effective preparation of any other public institution's coursework for transfer purposes will be evaluated and appropriate measures will be taken to reassure that the quality of the coursework has been reviewed and approved on a timely basis by sending and receiving institutions alike. This process of formal review will occur every four years through the staff of the Commission on Higher Education, beginning with the approval of these procedures.

Statewide Publication and Distribution of Information on Transfer

The staff of the Commission on Higher Education will print and distribute copies of these Procedures upon their acceptance by the Commission. The staff will also place this document and the Appendices on the Commission's Home Page on the Internet under the title "Transfer Policies."

By September 1 of each year, all public four-year institutions will place the following materials on their internet websites:

A copy of this entire document.

A copy of the institution's entire transfer guide.

By September 1 of each year, the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education will place the following materials on its internet website:

A copy of this entire document.

Provide to the Commission staff in format suitable for placing on the Commission's website a list of all articulation agreements that each of the sixteen technical colleges has with public and other four-year institutions of higher education, together with information about how interested parties can access those agreements.

Each two-year and four-year public institutional catalog will contain a section entitled "Transfer: State Policies and Procedures." Such section at a minimum will:

Publish these procedures in their entirety (except Appendices).

Designate a chief Transfer Officer at the institution who will provide information and other appropriate support for students considering transfer and recent transfers.

Serve as a clearinghouse for information on issues of transfer in the State of South Carolina.

Provide definitive institutional rulings on transfer questions for the institution's students under these procedures.

Work closely with feeder institutions to assure ease in transfer for their students.

Designate other programmatic Transfer Officer(s) as the size of the institution and the variety of its programs might warrant.

Refer interested parties to the Institutional Transfer Guide.

Refer interested parties to institutional and Commission on Higher Education's websites for further information regarding transfer.

In recognition of its widespread acceptance and use throughout the United States, SPEEDE/EXPRESS should be adopted by all public institutions and systems as the standard for electronic transmission of all student transfer data.

In conjunction with the colleges and universities, develop and implement a statewide Transfer Equivalency Database at the earliest opportunity.

(As an electronic counseling guide, this computerized, on-line instrument will allow students and advisors to access all degree requirements for every major at every public four-year institution in South Carolina. Also, the Database will allow students to obtain a better understanding of institutional programs and program requirements and select their transfer courses accordingly, especially when the student knows the institution and the major to which he/she is transferring.)

Development of Common Course System

Adopt a common statewide course numbering system for common freshman and sophomore courses of the technical colleges, two-year regional campuses of the University of South Carolina, and the senior institutions.

Adopt common course titles and descriptions for common freshman and sophomore courses of the technical colleges, two-year regional campuses of the University of South Carolina, and the senior institutions. The Commission will convene statewide disciplinary groups to engage in formal dialogue for these purposes.

(A common course numbering system and common course titles and descriptions for lower-division coursework at all public institutions in the state can help reduce confusion among students about the equivalency of their two-year coursework with lower-division coursework at the four-year level. To this end, a common system leaves no doubt about the comparability of content, credit, and purpose among the lower-division courses at all public colleges and universities in South Carolina. It would also help eliminate institutional disagreement over the transferability of much lower-division coursework, thus clearing a path for easier movement between the technical colleges and senior institutions.)

The State of South Carolina's transfer policies and procedures may be found in their entirety on the Commission of Higher Education's home page on the Internet:
http://www.che.sc.gov/AcademicAffairs/TRANSFER/Transfer.HTM

It is the policy of York Technical College not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, veteran status, national origin or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies. The Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Officer is Dr. Marc Tarplee, Vice President for Business Affairs, York Technical College, 452 South Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730. Telephone: (803) 327-8000.

 



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