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Transferring Credit

Fort Hays State University accepts transfer credit from all regionally accredited U.S. institutions. FHSU also accepts military credits evaluated by the American Council on Education. AP, CLEP, and DSST (formerly DANTES) examination credits are also accepted based upon the evaluation. International credits may also be evaluated when completed by NACES members.

Transcript Types

Transcript Evaluation Process

Sending Transcripts to FHSU

Transfer Credit Appeal Process

 


Transcript Types


High School Transcripts/GED

If you are a first-time freshman student or a transfer student with less than 24 college hours, you must submit a final, official high school transcript or GED to complete your admission file.

College Transcripts (domestic)

If you have completed hours at another post-secondary institution, you must send final, official transcripts from every school that you have attended to complete your admission file.

College Transcripts (international)

If you have completed hours at another post-secondary institution outside of the United States, you must send final, official transcripts from every school that you have attended to complete your admission file. Fort Hays State University does not evaluate international credentials for transfer of credit. Once you are admitted, you may choose to have your prior international coursework evaluated by a credential evaluation company. FHSU accepts evaluations from any member of NACES:  http://www.naces.org/. If you elect to do this process, choose the course-by-course evaluation and have the evaluating company send a copy of its evaluation to Fort Hays State University.

ACT/SAT Profile Transcripts

If you are a first-time freshman student under the age of 21, or a transfer student under the age of 21, with less than 24 college hours transferring, you need to submit an ACT or SAT profile sheet to complete your admission file.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessments, such as AP, CLEP, and DSST (formerly DANTES) are accepted based upon the evaluation. If you would like to earn college credit for your exam scores, you must send official transcripts/score reports to FHSU.  Kelly Center Testing Services has additional information and specifics on the standardized exams they offer (CLEP, DSST, Prometric) as well as score requirements for the awarding of FHSU credit. For additional information on Credit for Prior Learning, click here.

Military Service Credits

Students enrolled at FHSU may earn college credit for educational experiences in the armed services. Credit is awarded based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. For more information click here or send an email to military@fhsu.edu.

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Transcript Evaluation Process

For an official transcript evaluation, follow the steps below:

  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Send official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to the  Registrar's Office.
  3. Once admitted to FHSU, request a transcript evaluation from your academic advisor or degree analyst in the Registrar's Office.
  4. If you have questions regarding the transfer of specific courses after the evaluation is complete, refer to the transfer of credit appeal process.

Once formally admitted to FHSU, the Registrar's Office will perform a transcript evaluation at your request (or at the request of your academic advisor). The transcript evaluation will show which courses transferred into the program and which courses remain in order to complete your degree. Upon the completion of 60 credit hours, every degree-seeking student will be provided with an official degree summary. Once the advisor signs off, the degree summary will be loaded into the student's TigerTracks account.

If you have attended area community colleges or universities, visit our community college transfer database or four-year college/university database to see how your previous classes might transfer to FHSU.

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Sending Transcripts to FHSU

If you are transferring credits, all official transcripts from your previous institutions must be sent to FHSU.

Undergraduate Programs
Fort Hays State University
Registrar's Office
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601

If you have questions about where your transcripts are in the process of being reviewed, please contact the Registrar's Office at 785-628-4222.

Graduate School Programs
Fort Hays State University
Graduate School
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601

If you have questions about where your transcripts are in the process of being reviewed, please contact the Graduate School at 785-628-4236.

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Transfer of Credit Appeal Process

We want to maximize your transfer credits to the best of our ability; however, some courses may need further evaluation.  It's an easy process, just be prepared to plan ahead if further evaluation is needed.  Please review our appeal process below:

  1. Contact your academic advisor or degree analyst to start the appeal process.
  2. Send course description(s) and/or syllabi (email or fax for quicker turn around) to your academic advisor or degree analyst.
  3. Your academic advisor or degree analyst will forward the course description(s) and/or syllabi to the department for evaluation.
  4. Typically, this evaluation takes up to two weeks.
  5. Once evaluated, your academic advisor or degree analyst will contact you to discuss how the course will or will not transfer.

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