NCMC General Transfer Policy

NCMC considers the “transferability” between colleges and universities as a matter of considerable importance and practice. NCMC also believes the relationships among academic disciplines and between levels of coursework require clear understandings about content and purpose so that students may make progress toward their educational objectives without unnecessary disruption or duplication of coursework.

An articulation agreement is a formal arrangement for transfer of a defined set of academic credits between an academic program at NCMC and a program at another college or university. Transfer guidelines facilitate cooperation between colleges and universities for the purpose of accommodating the needs and interests of students who earn credit at one institution and choose to transfer to another. Successful transfer minimizes loss of time and duplication for students and optimizes the use of institutional resources. The following NCMC transfer policies recognize that each college and university has a separate and distinct mission and that each has the responsibility to establish and to maintain academic quality within that mission. Underlying the policy is an attitude of mutual respect and cooperation among the institutions and recognition that the primary objective of articulation agreements is to benefit students.

North Central Missouri College maintains a list of established articulation agreements with other institutions for the transfer of the associate in arts and associate in applied science degrees, available on the NCMC website.

For further information on articulation and transfer policies between institutions contact:

Megan Pester – (660) 359-3948 Ext. 1405 or or view the online transfer guides.

Transferring In Credit to NCMC

NCMC accepts credits earned from institutions accredited by agencies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Transfer course equivalencies may be viewed through the transfer course search. A login is not necessary to use the search function.

Transfer Coursework must be:

  • lower division academic courses equal in content to current NCMC coursework.
  • lower division courses that fulfill general education requirements.
  • lower division career or technical courses equal in content to current NCMC coursework.
  • lower division academic courses with a grade of “D” or higher.

Coursework from institutions on a quarter hour system will be converted to semester hours using a two-thirds conversion factor for transfer to NCMC.

Transferred-in credit is not used to calculate a student’s NCMC grade point average for academic standing at NCMC. Grades received at other institutions may be considered for eligibility in some financial aid programs. Athletic eligibility will be based on the calculated cumulative grade point average including coursework at any previous institutions. Cumulative grade point averages for associate in arts in teaching degree candidates will be calculated, including applicable transfer credit, to meet the minimum GPA degree requirement at time of graduation.

Transfer limitations

There are some courses that do not count toward degree requirements and do not transfer to NCMC. These are as follows:

  • Career & technical (CTE) courses not equivalent to content and/or level of NCMC courses
  • Courses with upper-division level course numbers (300 and above)
  • Courses in which a grade of “F” (or equal to “F” level work) or an incomplete was received
  • Physical education activity credits in excess of two credit hours
  • Religion courses in excess of 6 credit hours
  • Applied music courses in excess of 6 credit hours

Foreign College and University Credit

North Central Missouri College staff does not evaluate foreign transcripts. Students seeking credit must have their foreign transcripts evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service, nationally accredited in the United States, and submit an official copy of the results to the NCMC registrar’s office. Credit may be granted for foreign coursework based on the results of such evaluations if substantially similar to courses offered by NCMC. The same requirements and limitations apply to foreign credit as those applicable to credit earned at U.S. colleges and universities.

Appeal Procedure

Transfer students have the right to appeal institutional decisions on the acceptance of transfer credit toward graduation requirements at NCMC. Students may complete the transfer credit appeal form and submit to the Registrar’s Office. Instructional department chairpersons will review submitted appeal forms and supporting documentation and forward decisions on transferability to the NCMC Registrar.

A student whose appeal is denied may file a request for review with the appropriate instructional Dean who will make a final decision.

For further information, contact (660) 359-3948, ext. 1206 or .