You are considered a transfer applicant at Capitol Technology University if you have enrolled in a college or university after receiving a high school diploma and have earned 15 credits or more.
However, if you have earned less than 15 credits, you are considered a first-time freshman.
At Capitol Technology University we make it easy for you, whether you're transferring 15 credits or 50 credits. And in addition to accepting transfer credits from other colleges, Capitol can also give credit for some non-college educational and life experiences, such as military courses and work experience.
During the admissions process, your credits will be evaluated. Once you are enrolled, an official determination is made by the Office of Registration and Records in consultation with the academic departments and approved by the dean of academics.
Capitol Technology University will consider credit for transfer from coursework completed at a regionally accredited institution, an ABET-accredited program or, in special cases, other qualified institutions acceptable to the standards of the university. We'll consider transfer credit for courses taken at an unaccredited institution on a probationary status, pending your completion of a minimum of 24 credits at Capitol with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
Coursework must also meet the following requirements:
Capitol Technology University can award credit for educational and life experiences that have occurred outside a college environment. Generally, we will transfer a maximum of 70 semester-credit hours from any combination of the following:
Capitol Technology University will award credit for military courses based on the American Council on Education's Guide to the Evaluation for Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces. Applicants must present a joint service transcript to Capitol's Office of Admissions. For more information please visit: https://jst.doded.mil/
Successful coursework completed at a community college is transferable to Capitol with a grade of C or better. Call the Office of Admissions at 301-369-2800 ext. 3629 and ask to speak to a transfer specialist for specific course transfer information.
For more information about ASE programs, please visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.
Students may receive transfer credit through CLEP exams and should coordinate these with the Office of Registration and Records.
Capitol awards credits for Advanced Placement tests. To receive credit, students should have a score of 3 or higher. See your high school counselor for more information.
Capitol Technology University will consider transfer credit for industry recognized certifications that are relevant to the program curriculum (A+, N+, S+, CISSP, OWSP)
Any PLTW Engineering, Computer Science or Biomedical Science course can count as an engineering elective, general elective, or free elective. The number of transferred credits for each course depends on its content and length of its delivery (e.g. contact hours). Only a passing grade of C or higher will be considered for transfer.
If you can demonstrate competence in a subject without having completed the specific coursework, you may take a validation examination. The appropriate department chairperson and academic dean will assist you through the validation process.
Students who pass the validation examination receive a “V” on their transcript and the appropriate number of semester credits. No quality points are awarded with validation credit.