Registrar's Office - Transfer Credit & Evaluations

Missouri Valley College accepts courses and hours from regionally accredited colleges and universities. In order to have a transcript evaluated for credit the college must receive an official transcript from the original college or university. All transcripts should be mailed or delivered to the Admissions Office or Registrarís Office.

Transcripts are evaluated course by course by the Registrarís Office. Only bachelorís credible courses with a grade of C or better are accepted. The transcript evaluation shows the course number, course title, credit hours, grade earned, MVC equivalent, and indicates if the course meets a core requirement. Sometimes MVC will not have an exact match for a course, but accepts the course as 000. The course will count as a core requirement, major elective, or general elective.

Upper division credit is also transferable and is counted by the way the course was taken - not as it is accepted. For example, a student might take BNSS 342 - Business Management at York College and it will be accepted as BA 212 - Principles of Management and the student will receive upper division credit for the course. On the same note the student might take BNSS 205 - Business Statistics and it will be accepted as BA 302 - Statistics; in this case the student would not receive upper division credit.

Associate of Arts degrees from regionally accredited Missouri institutions will be accepted as a whole meeting the MVC core requirements. Grades of D are accepted with the AA degree. Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees are accepted on a course-by-course basis and many AS courses are considered occupational and not accepted in transfer.

Students that have military training might be eligible for academic credit. Those students should provide a copy of their ACE Registry Transcript to the Registrar for review. If the ACE Registry Transcript is not available a copy of the DD 214 form (discharge papers) can provide some information.

Occasionally the Registrarís Office is asked to make an evaluation on an unofficial or student copy of a transcript. While this is done, it is in no way to be considered official or a final evaluation.