DETC-Accredited Graduate Credits Transferring to RA Schools?

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by basrsu, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. basrsu

    basrsu Member

    Hello, all.

    Does there exist a magic list somewhere of RAs that accept DETC-accredited graduate credits in transfer?

    I did a search on degreeinfo, and I found an old list of RAs that would take DETC degrees for acceptance (a DETC bachelors, for instance, going into an RA masters)...but how about simple credit transfer?

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

  2. imalcolm

    imalcolm New Member

    Unfortunately, I suspect that this list will be quite short.

    One place to start might be AMU/APU. They do state that they will accept NA credits:
    What's Accepted-Undergraduate-Academic

    Also, it seems to me that in general, for-profit RA schools are more likely to accept NA credits.
  3. jek2839

    jek2839 New Member


    Take a look at Liberty University and Trident University International (TUI).

    Online University, Accredited Online College Degrees, Distance Learning, Military Education - Trident University International

    Liberty University
  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The closest thing that you will find to a magic list is this thing: HETA Membership Directory. However, in reality, schools vary as to how much or little they will accept in DETC transfer, and this list says nothing about grad school admissions.

    I have heard, but have not confirmed through research nor correspondence nor anything meaningful, that you can try American Public University, Liberty University or Western Governors University.
  5. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Wile WGU is not accepting any transfer graduate credit their degree is competence based, so if you know a subject and can prove it you will be able to advance faster toward your goal.

    Some times I seen people who instead of going for Masters degree initially earned Masters / Graduate diploma it can be 12 to 18 credits to ward Masters degree.

    For example our Director of HR earned such Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Development .

    He had a BSBA degree.
    He is now in the MBA program and all of his graduate credit ( 20 Quoter points) was accepted toward the MBA.
  6. CHEA stance on transfer credit to its member accreditors hasn't changed much over the year. They would like to see a more liberal policy but each agency has its own policy that boils down to: it is up to the accepting institution whether or not to accecpt the transfer coursework. Remember, the accepting institution is loosing tuition payment for each course transfered.

  7. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    Why not just try it?

    At the risk of sounding cavalier, I say-- take a course and try submitting it to an RA school. I hear more positives than negatives lately about DETC transfer in general. Some schools won't advertise, and won't even admit to it if asked directly but will take them anyway.
  8. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    In this days the issue is that some programs at RA universities are also specialty and / or Professionally accredited.

    For example Exclsiour college may accept DETC credit in to BS degree but it will reject DETC credit in to BSIT, BSEET etc because the DETC credit is not ABET accredited.

    The same for Nursing and other specialty, professional accreditation.
  9. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    Sullivan University will accept applicable DETC and ACICS graduate credit into its masters programs.
  10. PilgrimPastor

    PilgrimPastor New Member

    When I transferred to Liberty from Global University Liberty took all my credits (Global is DETC), all my credits from a certificate I had earned from Thompson Learning Direct (now Penn Foster College) (Also DETC), in addition to a ton of military transfer credits from military schools. They allowed me to transfer in about 60 credit hours of generals, some fine arts (I was a photographer in the military), business courses, etc.

    This was a while ago (about 10 years) and as I understand it they have tightened up on transfer credits a bit. I have heard this from applicants since the time they dropped TRACS accreditation and went solely with SACS Regional accreditation, but I don't think that is directly connected. Liberty would still definitely be a good place to start for credit transfer, depending on the type of online program a person is looking for.

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