Transfer Policies

Core Exceptions for Eligible Students UMM General Education Block
External Transfer Credit WCCC Course Equivalencies
Internal Transfer Credit Foreign Credentials
UMS Transfer Policies & Practices

Prospective transfer students can check posted course equivalencies at the new Transfer Equivalency Facility.  No login is required to use the system.  The system is a work in progress and does not yet contain all the courses from all the institutions which UMM has reviewed.  Please contact UMM's Transfer Officer if you have questions about courses or institutions which do not yet appear in this facility.

Guests can also use the new Transfer Portal on the University of Maine System website to see how courses they've taken at other colleges might transfer to degree programs at UMM.  The new facility allows users to indicate which college courses they've taken outside the UMaine System and lets the user select a degree program and run a degree audit which shows which requirements those transfer courses might satisfy.  Students at other UMS institutions can also use this facility by selecting "Evaluate My Transfer Credit" from the MaineStreet Self-Service menu.  Please contact the Registrar's Office if you need any help using this system.

Core Exceptions for Eligible StudentsTransfer students who enter with an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from a regionally accredited institution will receive some core exceptions, as will students who enter with 60 or more credits in transfer, but who have not completed an AA or an AS degree.  For details on the core exceptions that apply to these two groups of transfer students (matriculating after January 1, 2011), please click here.

Transfer credit is awarded on the basis of the following principles.

External Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is awarded for all college-level (numbered 100 and above) courses from regionally accredited institutions in which the student has earned a grade of C- or better. All acceptable credits will transfer; however, grades and grade point averages will not. Students hoping to receive transfer credit for work done at foreign institutions should see requirements below under Foreign Credentials.

Internal Transfer Credit

In accordance with UMS Board of Trustees' revised policy (11/17/2003), all undergraduate degree credit successfully completed with a grade of C- or better at any unit of the System will be transferable to any other unit of the University System, but will not be automatically applied to the specific academic degree program a student has chosen. Grades earned in courses which transfer from other UMS campuses will appear on the student's Transfer Credit Report; they will not affect the student's GPA at UMM.

University of Maine System Transfer Policies & Practices

1.      Transferring students must provide official transcripts reflecting all previous post-secondary coursework.

2.      An evaluation of transfer credit will be prepared by the Transfer Officer for each accepted transfer student, and will be available in the student’s MaineStreet Student Center.  The transfer student should meet with an academic advisor at the receiving university to review how the transfer credit will be applied toward the student’s degree program.  Transfer evaluations will be prepared based on the following principles: 

 

a.     Within the University of Maine System.  Undergraduate courses completed with a C- or higher, including P grades, will transfer from one UMS university to another.  Grades will be recorded on the student’s transcript but not computed into the cumulative GPA.

b.      Outside the University of Maine System.  Credit earned with a C- or higher in courses from regionally accredited colleges/universities outside the UMS will be considered for transfer.  Pass-fail courses taken outside the UMS must have “pass” defined as a C- or higher in order to transfer.

c.      Generally, course grades do not transfer from one college/university to another.   Semester and cumulative GPA’s reflect only those courses taken at the home university.  Students in cooperative degree programs should inquire about any exceptions that may apply.

d.      Coursework defined as developmental by the university to which the student is transferring will not be awarded degree credit.  Developmental courses are considered preparatory to college-level work, and will not count towards a degree.

e.      Courses from colleges and universities outside the United States will be accepted for transfer consistent with established university policies and practices.
 

3.      Credit may be awarded for high school Advanced Placement (AP) exams, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, or college-level knowledge gained through life experience (e.g., prior learning, such as military or other training) when validated through the approved campus processes. 

4.      Students with coursework from non-regionally accredited schools may inquire into the possibility of validating some or all of their learning through testing and/or approved university credit for prior learning processes.  Students interested in this option should contact the university Transfer Officer for more information.

5.      If a student has concerns about the transfer evaluation, the student should contact the Transfer Officer at the receiving university.  After such conferral, the student may appeal through the academic appeals process at the receiving university. 

6.    Transfer students should consult the university’s catalog and/or meet with an appropriate advisor to determine requirements regarding the number and distribution of credits that must be completed at the university to earn the desired degree. 

7.      Students must meet the established requirements of the academic program or college into which they are transferring.  Transfer credits do not necessarily count towards these requirements. 

8.      Students may also confer with the Transfer Officer and/or academic advisor regarding possible flexibility in the application of their credits to their program, through approved campus processes.

9.      Current UMS students who plan to take courses at another university, inside or outside of the UMS, are strongly encouraged to seek prior approval of their plans from the university where they are matriculated. 

  

University of Maine at Machias General Education Block

UMM Students Transferring to another UMS Institution.  UMM students who have met the following core/general education requirements will be considered to have completed Machias’ “General Education Block” and will be eligible for exemption from the courses designated as the General Education Block at any other University of Maine System institution, unless that course is also a program requirement.  Up to 10 additional general education credits may also be required at the other UMS institution. 

Students who have completed the UMM General Education block and who are transferring to another UMS institution should notify the UMM Registrar (ummreg@maine.edu) so the Registrar's Office can confirm completion of the General Education Block to the new UMS institution.

Students Transferring to UMM from another UMS Institution.  Students who have been matriculated at another UMS institution and who have completed the “General Education Block” at that institution at the time they transfer to UMM will be considered to have met all UMM core requirements except ELA 342 Humans & Nature to complete the core.  If any of the courses listed below are program requirements, the student will need to complete the requirement. 

Students who have completed the General Education block at another UMS institution and who are transferring to UMM should ask the other college's Registrar to confirm to the UMM Registrar that the other college's General Education Block has been completed.


Category


UMM Core Requirements

Credit Hours

Aesthetic Perspectives

Complete 4 credits from at least two of the following areas:

Art, Music, Creative Writing,
Theatre, Fine Arts, Dance

At least  1 credit must be in studio or performing arts.

  4

Scientific Inquiry

Complete one of the following:

BIO 117 This is Life
CHY 101 General Chemistry
ELA 113 Natural Environments
ENV 103 Oceanography
MTR 101 Meteorology
PHY 111 Physics I

  3-4

Communication Skills

Complete each of the following:

ENG 101 Composition
SPE 104 Public Speaking

  6

Mathematical Literacy

Complete any two math courses at or above the 100-level.  One of them may be MAT 102 or its equivalent.

  3-8

Global Perspectives

Complete one of the following:

ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology
BUS 334 International Business
CMY 220 Soliya
ENG 224 Masterpieces of World Literature
GEO 101 Intro to Geography
HTY 115 or HTY 116 World History I/II*
Any foreign language course

* Must be different course than used to meet
Historical Perspectives requirement

  3

Literary Perspectives

Complete one of the following:

ENG 113 Intro to Humanities
ENG 114 Topics in World Literature
ENG 117 Intro to Literary & Cultural Studies
ENG 118 Topics in Contemporary Literature

  3

Historical Perspectives

Complete each of the following:

HTY 115 or HTY 116 World History I/II
HTY course at 200-level or higher

  6
 

Maine Coastal Odyssey

Complete each of the following:

FYS 101 First-Year Seminar
ELA 101 Recreation & Wellness Seminar
ELA 112 Community & Place

 

  1-3
  3
  3

Social Sciences & Environment

Complete one of the following:

ANT 212 Environmental Anthropology
ANT 313 Political Ecology
ECO 223 Environmental Economics
ENV 112 Environmental Issues
POS 305 Environmental Policy
PSY 317 Environmental Psychology
PSY 334 Community Psychology & the Environment
REM 327 Recreational Behavior & the Environment

  3

  Total

 

38

Washington County Community College Course Equivalencies

UMM has coordinated articulations with WCCC programs. Click below for details on transferring into:

The full listing of WCCC current course equivalencies is below:

WCCC COURSE WCCC COURSE TITLE UMM COURSE
     
ADV 105 INTRO TO SEA KAYAKING REM 101
ADV 110 TERRESTRIAL & AQUATIC ADVENTURES I REM 121
ADV 112 INTRO TO SAILING REM 101
ADV 115 OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP REM 225
ADV 120 TERRESTRIAL & AQUATIC ADVENTURES II REM 122
ADV 125 TOURISM APPLICATION SEMINAR GEL xxx
ADV 130 MAP AND COMPASS REM xxx
ADV 131 NAUTICAL NAVIGATION REM xxx
ADV 132 GPS & ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION REM xxx
ADV 150 MAINE GUIDE HUNTING PREPARATION REM xxx
ADV 160 MAINE GUIDE FISHING PREPARATION REM xxx
ADV 170 MAINE GUIDE RECREATIONAL PREPARATION REM xxx
ADV 175 PRACTICUM IN ADVENTURE RECREATION COE 201
ADV 180 COAST GUARD LICENSE PREPARATION REM xxx
ADV 225 TERRESTRIAL AND AQUATIC ADVENTURES III REM xxx
ADV 230 SCUBA PHE 103
ADV 240 ORIENTEERING & ROPES REM xxx
ADV 250 CAPSTONE PROJECT GEL xxx
BIO 120 GENERAL BIOLOGY BIO 111
BIO 125 A&P I W/LAB BIO 110
BIO 135 ANATOMY & PHYS II W/LAB BIO xxx
BIO 220 MICROBIOLOGY BIO 221
BOA *** BOAT CONSTRUCTION GEL xxx
BUS 110 INTRO TO BUSINESS BUS 111
BUS 119 ADVANCED OFFICE PROCEDURES SES xxx
BUS 132 BUSINESS LAW BUS 221
BUS 140 ACC PRINCIPLES I ACC 201
BUS 150 BUS COOP INTRNSHP COE 201
BUS 153 DOC EDIT & PROOF SES xxx
BUS 160 ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW VENTURE PRACTICE MAN xxx
BUS 170 COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING ACC xxx
BUS 178 ACCOUNT II w/SOFTWARE APPS ACC 212
BUS 185 BUSINESS MGMT MAN 301
BUS 218 BUSINESS FINANCE MAN 211
BUS 230 SUPERVISORY MGMT MAN 232
BUS 233 BUS EQUIP TECH BUS xxx
BUS 240 ADVERTIS & MARKET MAR 101
BUS 255 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BUS 334
CHY 110 FUND OF CHEM CHY xxx
COM 100 TECHNICAL COMM BUS 212
COM 200 PRINC. OF INTER GEL xxx
CON 240 ELECTRICAL WIRING METHODS GEL xxx
CPT 112 DOCUMENT FORMATTING I SES xxx
CPT 123 ELECTRONIC SPRD CSE 115
CPT 140 WORD PROCESSING CSE 110
CPT 205 ELECT MEDIA MSY 331
CPT 212 DOCUMENT FORMATTING II SES 202
CTT 145 WEB PAGE DESIGN CSE 109
CTT *** COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CSE xxx
DRG 106 BLUEPRINT READ GEL xxx
DRG 115 DRAFTING FOR MECHANICAL OCCUPATIONS ART xxx
DRG 120 ARCH DRAFTING I ART xxx
ECE 101 INTRO EARLY CHD ED EDU xxx
ECE 103 MGT, PRO & PERS DEV EDU xxx
ECE 203 CHILD LITERATURE EDU 223
ECE 210 CHLD GUID & DISCIP EDU xxx
ECE 220 ED YNG CHLD/SPEC N EDU xxx
ECE 230 CURRIC (BRTH-3Y) EDU xxx
ECE 235 CURRIC AGES 3-8 EDU xxx
EDU 102 &
EDU 290

INTRO TO EDUC, SCHOOL & COMMUNITY &
INTERNSHIP

EDU 112
EDU 140 EDU COM & TECH EDU xxx
EDU 190 EDU FIELD EXP EDU xxx
EDU 195 FIELD EXP II EDU xxx
EDU 215 LEARNING & BRAIN EDU xxx
EDU 220
EDU 225
CYBER RES. FOR ED
TEACHING, LEARNING & TECHNOLOGY

EDU xxx
EDU 213

EDU 260 SCHOOL LAW EDU xxx
EDU 275 &
EDU 215
MULTIP INTELLIG &
LEARNING & THE BRAIN
EDU 210
EDU 290 INTERNSHIP EDU xxx
EMS 105 EMER MED TECH AMB GEL xxx
EMS 112 WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER REM 124
EMS *** EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES GEL xxx
ENG 099 INTRO COLG COMMUN ENG 12 #
ENG 100 COLLEGE WRITING ENG 12 #
ENG 101 COLLEGE COMP ENG 101
ENG 112 INTRO LITERATURE ENG 113
ENG 201 TECHNICAL WRITING WRI 208
ENG 203 LIT SPECIAL TOPIC ENG 212
ENG 204 DYNAMICS/POETRY ENG xxx
ENG 205 ADVANCED BUSINESS WRITING WRI 208
ENG 206 SPEECH SPE 104
ENG 208
ENG 219
INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING
SHAKES PRODUCTION
ENG 210
THE 116
ENV 210 FIELD NAT. HIST. REM xxx
ENV 220 FIELD NAT. HIST. REM xxx
ENV 250 CONSERV & PRESERV & ENV 251 LAB ENV xxx
FDS *** FOOD SERVICES GEL xxx
HIS 110 MARITIME HISTORY HTY xxx
HIS 112 AMERICAN HISTORY TO RECONSTRUCTION HTY 201
HIS 113 AMERICAN HTY FROM RECONSTRUCTION HTY 202
HIS 115 MAINE HISTORY HTY xxx
HIS 117 WORLD CIV TO 1715 HTY 115
HIS 119 WORLD CIV 1715 PRS HTY 116
HIS 170 HISTORY OF WORLD FOOD & CULTURE GEL xxx
HUM 210 ETHICS PHI 201
HUM 212 ENV. ETHICS ENV 213
MAT 090 PREPARATORY MATH MAT 9 #
MAT 100 COLLEGE MATH MAT 9 #

MAT 106

COL MATH TECH

MAT 9 #

MAT 109

ALGEBRA I

MAT 12 #

MAT 115
MAT 118

STATISICS:  CONCEPTS & METHODS
INTRMD ALGEBRA
MAT 113
MAT 102
MAT 124 BUSINESS MATH BUS xxx
MAT 127 COLLEGE ALGEBRA MAT 102
MDT 100 MED OFFICE PROC I SES xxx
MDT 121 INSURANCE CD & BL BUS xxx
MDT 125 MEDICAL TERMIN SES 215
MDT *** MEDICAL OFFICE GEL xxx
MET *** MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY GEL xxx
NEC 111 NATIONAL ELECTICAL CODE GEL xxx
NGP 110 BASIC PRINCIPLES/PRACT/PROPANE/NAT GAS GEL xxx
NUT 170 NUTRITION & NUT 171 LAB GEL xxx
PHI 101 INTRO PHILOSOPHY PHI 101
PLU *** PLUMBING GEL xxx
PSC 101 AM NAT GOVT POS 215
PSY 101 INTRO PSYCHOLOGY PSY 110
PSY 195 CHILD & ADOL DEVEL PSY 212
PSY 210 HUMAN DEV PSY 201
PSY 211 HUMAN RELATIONS PSY 102
REY *** RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL ELECTRICITY GEL xxx
SED 220 SPEC NEEDS SED 310
SED 230 BEHAVIOR MGMT EDU xxx
SOC 101 INTRO SOCIOLOGY SOC 114
SOC 102 SOCIOLOGY FAMILY SOC 208
SPA 101 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH SPA 101
TEC 121 INTRO TO COMPUTER APPLICATION CSE xxx
TEC *** TECHNOLOGY GEL xxx
WEL *** WELDING GEL xxx
     

# UMM courses numbered below 100 are considered developmental and do not count toward degree credit.

Foreign Credentials

The University of Maine at Machias requires applicants hoping to receive college credit for work done at foreign institutions to submit their credentials to either World Educational Services in New York or the Centre for Educational Documentation in Boston.

World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087

Tel : 212.966.6311
Fax: 212.739.6100

Center for Educational Documentation
P.O. Box 170116
Boston MA 02117

Tel:  617.338.7171
Fax: 617.338.7101

Original documents to UMM

Students need to have original transcripts from foreign educational institutions sent directly to UMM's Admissions Office.

They also need to complete an application for credential evaluation and submit with copies of the requested documents and payment directly to one of the above agencies. Students should request a course-by-course evaluation. The credentialling agency will forward one copy of their evaluation directly to UMM and one to the student.

The Registrar's Office will award appropriate transfer credit based on the report of the foreign credentialling agency.

·  Core Exceptions for Eligible Students

·  External Transfer Credit

·  Internal Transfer Credit

·  UMS Transfer Policies & Practices
·  UMM General Education Block

·  WCCC Course Equivalencies

·  Foreign Credentials

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