Transfer Course Equivalencies
A tentative credit evaluation may be processed by an Enrollment Counselor at the time of acceptance. An official transfer evaluation is only released by the Office of Registration and Records and will be posted within the student's portal (my.king.edu). In determining which credits may transfer, every effort is made to match courses with their King degree equivalents.
King University Credit Transfer Policy
Only college-level courses with grades of C or better are eligible for transfer credit. Courses taken for a pass/fail grade will be eligible for transfer only if it can be documented that the pass signifies a grade of C or better. There is no time limit for coursework being transferred in for general education credit. Some King programs may not accept transfer courses deemed out-of-date based on when the student completed the coursework.
King University accepts applicable transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities. All transfer coursework is evaluated based on the educational quality of the coursework, the comparability of the nature, content, and level to King University coursework, and the appropriateness and applicability of the coursework to programs at King University.
- Students wishing to request transfer of credit from a non-regionally accredited institution should complete and submit a Petition for Acceptance of Transfer Credit, along with official transcripts, course syllabi, and catalog descriptions for courses for which approval is sought, to the Office of Registration and Records. Additional information may be requested from the student during the review process.
- Students wishing to request the transfer of credits designated as “not designed for transfer” from a regionally accredited community college should submit Petition for Acceptance of Transfer Credit, if requested by the Registrar after a review of transcripts.
General Education Requirements
All transfer students, even those who have a degree from another institution, must demonstrate that they have taken a total of 30 semester hours of general education in the arts and sciences either at King or another regionally accredited institution.
Students must have at least one course in each of the following categories (Core Curriculum categories are explained in detail in the Core Curriculum section of the academic catalog):
2. College-level Mathematics
3. Science with Lab
4. Human Culture
6. US and Global Citizenship
Students with 30 or more semester hours, who do not have an earned degree from another college or university, will be required to meet the King Core Curriculum as described.
Previous college work will be evaluated on criteria including level, content, quality, comparability, degree of program relevance, and institutional accreditation. Only college-level courses with grades of C or better are eligible for transfer credit. Courses taken for a pass/fail grade will be eligible for transfer only if it can be documented that the pass signifies a grade of C or better.
King University has course equivalencies listed with several colleges and universities.
Cleveland State Community College
Columbia State Community College
Motlow Community College
Mountain Empire Community College
Nashville State Community College
Northeast State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College
Roane State Community College
Southwest Va. Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College
Volunteer State Community College
Walters State Community College
Transfer credit is not given towards course requirements within a student's intended major. Is you wish to have prior coursework reviewed for your major requirements, you will need to fill out the 'Prior Coursework Approval' form, and submit back to the Office of Registration and Records along with a course description or syllabus. Otherwise, transfer credit outside of general education requirements, will be counted towards general elective hours.
Click here for Undergraduate Prior Coursework Approval Form
Click here for Graduate or Doctoral Prior Coursework Approval Form
At least 67% of your major coursework must be completed at King University. Accepted credits will be applied to the new degree being sought up to a maximum of 76 semester hours. All transfer students must meet the residency requirement by completing 48 semester hours at King. Total semester hours for graduation are 124.