Transfer of Credit

Transfer of Credit

Transferring credit at The College.

CFP® Certification, ChFC®, CLU®, REBC®, CLF®, and CASL® Programs

The credit transfer policy for Huebner School courses permits a student who completed comparable courses at an accredited college or university, or in The American College's Irwin Graduate School, to apply for transfers of credit into certain Huebner School programs, provided the courses were completed within seven years prior to the application date, and the student earned a grade of "C" or better in each course. In addition, students who recently earned any one or more of the pre-approved professional designations below are eligible to apply for transfer of credit.  Students may transfer courses into the ChFC®, CLU®, CFP® Certification, REBC®, CASL®, and ChHC® programs. The RICP® and ChSNC® programs are ineligible for transfers of credit.

Students who complete selected Irwin Graduate School courses may apply for transfer of credit into Huebner School programs.

 

If student completed:

They may obtain transfer credit for:

GS 811

 

HS 328

 

GS 815

 

HS 330

 

GS 816

 

HS 334

 

GS 817

 

HS 321

 

GS 836

 

HS 331

 

GS 842

 

HS 342

 

GS 930 + GS 960*

 

HS 382 + HS 384**

 

MBA

 

HS 384**

 

 

* If you have completed GS 930 and GS 960, you can receive a reverse transfer of credit for HS 382 and HS 384.

** If you have earned the MBA degree within the past seven years of applying for a transfer of credit, you can receive a transfer of credit for HS 384.

 

Transfer of Credit Application Downloads

Transfer of credit application

Transfer of credit applications are available to students with these credentials: 

ALHC
AIRC
APA
CEBS
CFA
CFP®
CPA
CPC or QPA
FALU
FLMI
FSA
HIA
MHP

Graduate Programs

MSFS Program

A maximum of six (6) credits toward the MSFS degree may be transferred from other accredited colleges or universities. The credits must be at the graduate level with courses similar in content to those of The American College of Financial Services; they must have been earned within seven years of the date of admission to the MSFS degree program; and the student must have earned a grade of B or better in each course.

A request for credit transfer must be submitted in writing to the Dean of the Graduate School and should include a description of the course for which transfer is being sought and the name of the college or university where the credits were earned. The student must also have that college or university forward an official transcript to the Registrar's Office at The American College of Financial Services. Transferred credits apply to distance courses only.


MSM Program

A maximum of six (6) graduate credit hours (the equivalent of two 3-credit courses) may be transferred into the MSM in Leadership program. Determination of the credit transfer will be made on a case-by-case basis by the Dean of the Graduate School.


PhD Program

Incoming students may apply for credit transfer of up to twelve (12) graduate-level credits toward the financial services core requirement of the PhD program.* The credits must be from courses taken at other accredited colleges or universities and similar in content to those of The American College of Financial Services. Courses must have been completed within seven years of the date of admission to the PhD program; and the student must have earned a grade of “B-“ or better in each course.

A request for credit transfer must be submitted in writing to the associate director of the Graduate School and should include a description of the course for which transfer is being sought and the name of the college or university where the credits were earned. The student must also have that college or university forward an official transcript to the Registrar's Office at The American College of Financial Services. Transferred credits apply to distance courses only.

*The maximum number of transfer credits for students who have not taken a graduate course in general principles of financial planning is nine (9) credits. Students will be required to take GS 898 (Survey of Financial Planning) to fulfill the Financial Services Mastery component of the PhD Program of Study.

Transfer of Credit Agreements

The College has transfer of credit agreements the following partner institutions:

Creighton University

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)