.08 Number of Credits Accepted for Transfer.
A. Required Award of Credit by Public Senior Higher Education Institution for Courses Completed at Community College.
(1) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation and subject to §C of this regulation, a public senior higher education institution in the State shall accept for transfer at least 60, but not more than 70, credits that were earned toward an associate's degree at any community college in the State.
(2) A Program Transfer Agreement between a community college and a public senior higher education institution may allow for the transfer of more than 70 credits earned at the community college.
B. Required Award of Credit by Community College for Courses Completed at Public Senior Higher Education Institution.
(1) Subject to §C of this regulation, a community college shall accept for transfer at least 30, but not more than 45, credits that were earned at any public senior higher education institution in the State.
(2) A student may transfer credit under §B(1) of this regulation without enrolling in the community college if:
(a) The student earned at least 15 credits at the community college prior to attending the public senior higher education institution from which they desire to transfer credit; and
(b) The transfer of the credits will satisfy all remaining requirements to receive an associate’s degree from the community college.
C. Awarding and Application of Credit by Receiving Institution. An institution accepting the transfer of completed courses and credits under §A or B of this regulation shall award credit for those courses and apply the awarded credit toward academic program requirements as follows:
(1) For any course determined to be equivalent to a course at the receiving institution under this chapter, credit shall be awarded for the equivalent course.
(2) Credit awarded for an equivalent course shall be applied toward any general education, elective, major, or other program requirement that the course would fulfill for a non-transfer student.
(3) For any completed course that has no equivalent at the receiving institution, if the student earned a passing grade in the course at the sending institution, general credit or discipline-specific credit shall be awarded, as appropriate.
(4) Credit awarded for a course with no equivalent at the receiving institution may be applied toward any general education or elective requirement, if the institution has a written, publicly available policy regarding such an application that ensures the equitable treatment of all transfer students.