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. For information regarding transfer admission requirements, please visit Henderson's transfer admissions page. 

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 - Any A.S. or A.A. (complete L.A.C. - writing across curriculum, non-western and major WI still needed)

Arkansas Statewide -  A.S. in Business 

Arkansas Statewide - A.A. in Teaching 

National Park College - A.S. Business - B.B.A. Accounting at HSU 

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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.E. Education Art Education at HSU 

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National Park College - A.S.E. - B.S.E. Elementary Education (K-6)

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National Park College - A.S.E. - B.S.E. Middle Level Education (4-8) Language Arts/Science

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National Park College - A.S.E. - B.S.E. Middle Level Education (4-8) Language Arts/Social Studies

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National Park College - A.S.E. - B.S.E. Middle Level Education (4-8) Math/Language Arts

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National Park College - A.S.E. - B.S.E. Middle Level Education (4-8) Math/Science

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National Park College - A.S.E. - B.S.E. Middle Level Education (4-8) Math/Social Studies

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National Park College - A.S.E. - B.S.E. Middle Level Education (4-8) Science/Social Studies

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National Park College - A.S.E. - B.S.E. Special Education (K-12)

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

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National Park College - A.S. Liberal A&S - B.A. Music

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National Park College - A.S. Liberal A&S - B.M. Vocal Performance

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National Park College - A.S. Liberal A&S - B.M. Keyboard Performance (Piano)

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National Park College - A.S. Liberal A&S - B.M. Keyboard Performance (Organ)

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National Park College - A.S. Liberal A&S - B.M. Instrumental Performance (Wind, Percussion & Strings)

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National Park College - A.S. Liberal A&S - B.M. Choral Education

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CLEP, DSST, AP, IB, & Microsoft Certification College Credit

Henderson State welcomes students who have earned college credit by examination. Exam scores for CLEP, DSST, AP, IB & Microsoft Certification 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, & Microsoft Certificaton 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.

Note: As of May 15, 2017 Henderson State University no longer accepts credits from StraighterLine. 

Other Important Information

  • Only transfer courses earning a "C" grade or better will be considered for credit at HSU. As an exception, students may petition for up to 7 hours of "D" level work to be accepted toward Liberal Arts Core requirements. 
  • Transfer credits will not be calculated into a student's cumulative GPA at HSU. 
  • 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.
  • Transfer credits earned while academically suspended from Henderson will be accepted pending proper evaluation. 
  • If the credit hours for a transfer course differ from a HSU equivalent course, the student will be awarded the number of credit hours offered by the originating institution. 
  • Transfer courses completed at the lower division level will NOT be accepted as the equivalent to an upper division HSU course. 
  • Transfer courses completed at the upper-division level may be used to fulfill requirements met by similar HSU courses taught at the lower division level. In these cases because the student completed the course at the upper division level, corresponding credits may count toward the 42 upper-division hours required for graduation. 
  • Concerning schools on a quarter-term system, credits awarded by the originating institution will be multiplied by 1.5 to determine appropriate semester hours. 
  • International transfer credits must be evaluated by a member organization of Association for International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) or National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
  • Students with a prior Bachelor degree from a U.S. accredited school will be considered to have met the state-mandated LAC requirement - not including writing across the curriculum, non-western, and writing intensive course within a major. 

Process Overview of Transfer Articulation for Faculty and Staff