Gaining Credit for Transfer Coursework

Prior college-level coursework completed at either a two-year or four-year institution will be evaluated only after a student is admitted to Henderson State University and once all prior transcripts are submitted. All transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office in Womack Hall 103A.

As part of the admissions process prior transcripts will be evaluated for courses capable of counting toward the state mandated Liberal Arts Core. Once this initial evaluation is complete new students will be invited to meet with a professional advisor, who will guide them through the process of having prior work evaluated to count toward major and/or minor program requirements. Accepted transfer work will be added to the student's Henderson State transcript with notations reflecting determined equivalencies. Henderson State University proudly honors transfer course equivalencies established under the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS).  Henderson State does not permit lower division courses to transfer in as the equivalent of upper division courses regardless or course title or content. 

Transfer Agreements 

Note: The nature of some agreements may not require a course equivalency table.

Nationwide -  Associates in Nursing -  B.S.N HSU (Upper Division Hours)

Arkansas Statewide -  A.S. in Business 

Arkansas Statewide - A.A. in Teaching 

National Park College -  A.S. Liberal A&S - B.F.A. Studio Art at HSU 

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National Park College -  A.S. Liberal A&S - B.F.A. Digital Art & Design at HSU 

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National Park College -  A.S. Liberal A&S - B.S. Human Services at HSU 

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National Park College -  A.S. Liberal A&S - B.S. Education Art Education at HSU 

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National Park College -  A.S. Recreation - B.S. Recreation Leisure Services Management at HSU 

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National Park College -  A.S. Recreation - B.S. Recreation National Resources Management at HSU 

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National Park College - A.S. Nursing - Dual Enrollment B.S.N. at HSU

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National Park College - HSU B.S. Elementary K-6; B.S. Middle-Level 4-8; B.S. Special Ed. K-12

CLEP, DSST, AP and IB College Credit

Henderson State welcomes students who have earned college credit by examination. Exam scores for CLEP, DSST, AP & IB should be submitted directly to the Registrar’s Office in Womack Hall 210B. Credit will only be transcripted after a student earns 15 credits at Henderson State with grades of "C" or better. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar’s Office and request transcription of credit. The university does not transcript A-F letter grades for CLEP, DSST, AP & IB college credit. In all cases credit will be transcripted as CR (Credit Earned). Exam scores not meeting minimal standards as determined by the awarding organization will not be transcripted. Henderson State reserves the right to require scores greater than the minimal standards.

Other Concurrent Credit

The university recognizes there are a variety of programs today allowing students to earn college credit before graduating from high school. Credit will only be transcripted after a student earns 15 credits at Henderson State. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar’s Office and request transcription of credit once 15 hours in residency have been earned. Such prior work is subject to all university transfer evaluation policies. 

Other Important Information

  • Maximum Allowed Transfer Credit Hours Toward Undergraduate Degree = 90
  • Minimum Required Credit Hours Completed at HSU (in residency) = 30
  • Maximum 60 Transfer Credit Hours From Two-Year School
  • Of the maximum 90 transfer credits allowed 60 may be from two-year schools.

Process Overview of Transfer Articulation for Faculty and Staff