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The university I got accepted to does not accept my online credits, help?

Hi,

I just got accepted to the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and when reviewing my credits, they awarded me zero credit hours for online organic chemistry fro the University of New England. I called the school and they explained to me that the online lecture class is not transferrable. For me to complete the chemistry major I must re-take the course on campus. But this is ridiculous because now all of the University of Colorado classes are online.

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    That is exceptionally common that courses taken online are not accepted for credit elsewhere; not even courses taken in person are guaranteed to transfer elsewhere.  You can try to appeal - these decisions are usually made automatically, but with appeal they might look more closely at your course syllabus and give it more consideration.  But they may have hard and fast rules about what they will accept from other schools and what they will not, and there's nothing you can do about that.  This is why it's always a good idea to check on whether courses transfer BEFORE you take them.

    And the University of Colorado classes are only online right now because they HAVE to be.  This is an extreme circumstance and I guarantee that those courses are not likely being taught to their usual standards.  People are making do right now.  But just because those courses are okay online for now - at their own school - does not mean they should accept online courses from other schools.. 

    MS
    Lv 7 3 months ago 2 0
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  • That is exceptionally common that courses taken online are not accepted for credit elsewhere; not even courses taken in person are guaranteed to transfer elsewhere.  You can try to appeal - these decisions are usually made automatically, but with appeal they might look more closely at your course syllabus and give it more consideration.  But they may have hard and fast rules about what they will accept from other schools and what they will not, and there's nothing you can do about that.  This is why it's always a good idea to check on whether courses transfer BEFORE you take them.

    And the University of Colorado classes are only online right now because they HAVE to be.  This is an extreme circumstance and I guarantee that those courses are not likely being taught to their usual standards.  People are making do right now.  But just because those courses are okay online for now - at their own school - does not mean they should accept online courses from other schools.. 

    MS 3 months ago 2 0
  • It is very common for universities to not accept credits from other universities and colleges if they believe the content of the other university is not equivalent to that of the same course at the new university.  This is one of the realities of transferring--not all your credits or courses are likely to be accepted/

    The other thing you need to understand is that Spring Semester classes are currently finishing online.  That does not mean that Fall 2020 classes will be online.  Your options include:1. Appealing this decision. You'll have to figure out who makes that decision and how you can appeal it.

    2.  Find out if the issue is that you didn't perform a lab.  Most chemistry classes have two parts: the lecture with written assignments and tests, and the lab.  You can't do a O Chem lab online, so that may be reason.  At many universities these are completely separate courses and you might be able to take the lab.

    3. Accept that you'll need to retake O Chem and be grateful that you'll have a chance to really master the content and the course will be easier for you than students taking it the first time.  If you were hoping to go to med school, getting an A in Organic is pretty important.

    4. Decide not to attend this university and find one that will accept your credits.

    Mamawidsom 3 months ago 1 0
  • No it isn’t ridiculous.  They are sticking to their normal policies. That their enrolled students will get credit for their classes that had to go online is far different from  a normal online class from another university.

    When you transfer between universities it is common that not all classes/credits transfer. 

    drip 3 months ago 1 0
  • no thats no it. Each university is different. Your subject is from University of new england. Its organic chemistry subject doesnt fullfill the requirements for the organic chemistry subject at University of colorado. It happens with every uni. If maybe you had 2nd yr organic chemistry it would have most likely fullfilled the other unis 1st yr organic chemistry. Not everything is transferable.

    amy 3 months ago 0 0
  • Certainly I'd appeal it. 

    It might be that they won't accept the credit from the University of New England, period, but it can't hurt to ask, considering the changed circumstances.

    Sam Spayed 3 months ago 1 0
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