Acceptance of credits from other schools and institutions is at the sole discretion of SUNM. A student may obtain credit for previous academic degree study but is limited to 50% of the total doctoral credit required for the degree. The course work must be relevant to the student’s program of study and equivalent in both content and degree level of graduate study.
An applicant must provide documentation regarding the transfer of credit prior to the program start date. Students applying for transfer credit for courses taken at other institutions must observe the following guidelines:
- All requests for transfer credit must be received by SUNM prior to the program start date, but after the enrollment agreement has been signed and submitted.
- Technical skills courses, including externship credit, are not transferable into the school. SUNM will evaluate academic courses or programs from any accredited institution.
- Only credits from coursework with a grade of B/3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) may be transferable into the school.
- Student must provide official transcripts from the institution/ where the course was taken, along with course description from the school’s catalog.
- Prior coursework must have been completed within the past seven (7) years.
- If transfer credits are accepted, the total number of credits to be completed as well as the cost of tuition will be reduced accordingly, based on the per credit cost of tuition as outlined in the tuition and fee information addendum to this catalog.
Transfer credits are awarded as credits only. Transfer grades are not included in the calculation of the grade point average (GPA).
Prior Learning Assessment
Students who feel they meet or exceed the academic requirements for specific courses in the program, either through prior coursework or occupational experience, may choose to test out of some individual courses at SUNM. A Test Out Exam will be available for the following courses:
- ANAT 501 Anatomy I
- ANAT 502 Anatomy II
- ANAT 503 Anatomy III
- BCHM 501 Biochemistry I
- BCHM 502 Biochemistry II
- KINE 500 Kinesiology
- MPHE 500 Microbiology and Public Health
- MTGE 500 Medical Terminology*
- NEUR 501 Neuroscience I
- NEUR 502 Neuroscience II
- PHYS 501 Physiology I
- PHYS 502 Physiology II
- PHYS 503 Physiology III
A student may only receive ½ credit for MTGE 500 Medical Terminology. This course is divided into two parts. Part One is traditional medical terminology and Part Two is Naprapathic terminology. A student attaining a passing score on this test will be registered for the course, but only required to complete the assessments for Part Two Naprapathic terminology.
A minimum score of 80% is required to pass a Test Out Exam. If a passing score is attained, the student will receive credit for the course in the form of a pass reflected on the SUNM transcript. Students may only take a Test Out Exam for a course once. If the student does not pass the Test Out Exam with a minimum score of 80% on the first attempt, the student will be required to complete the course.
There are no additional fees associated with taking Test Out Exam. No more than 20% of the program (by number of quarter credit hours) may be completed via Test Out Exam. For each Test Out Exam a student passes, a reduction of tuition per quarter credit hour ($290.26) will be reflected in the student’s program cost. Addendums to the student Enrollment Agreement and Payment Plan will be executed to reflect the adjusted program tuition due.A student may only receive ½ credit for MTGE 500 Medical Terminology. This course is divided into two parts. Part One is traditional medical terminology and Part Two is Naprapathic terminology. A student attaining a passing score on this test will be registered for the course, but only required to complete the assessments for Part Two Naprapathic terminology.
Transfer Of Credit To Other Schools
SUNM does not imply or guarantee that credits completed at the school will be accepted by or transferable to any other institution, and it should not be assumed that any credits for any courses described in this catalog can be transferred to another institution. Each institution has its own policies governing the acceptance of credit from other institutions. Students seeking to transfer credits earned at SUNM to another institution should contact the other institution to which they seek admission to inquire as to that institution’s policies on credit transfer