Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Wongu accepts transfer students in good standing (a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75) who meet Wongu University’s admissions requirements. Transfer students must follow the same application and admissions procedures as required of new students. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 120 units/credits and 100 percent of their clinical training at Wongu University.

Transfer students from foreign institutions must have their educational credentials evaluated by a credential evaluation agency that is a member of The National Association of Credential Services (NACES), such as World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Educational Records Evaluation Services (www.eres.com). A list of approved agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services website: www.naces.org. All transfer credits are subject to review and must be approved by the Academic Department.

All transcripts for undergraduate and graduate work must be submitted directly from all institutions attended by the transferring student. Additionally, transfer students may also be required to submit further items such as documentation of clinical training hours, course syllabi, and/or course descriptions to ensure proper analysis of transfer credit.

No credit is given for “life experience” or “experiential learning”. Likewise, no credit is granted for military or corporate training, nor through portfolio assessment. Wongu University accepts only transfer credits judged to be equivalent in content and quality to the University’s graduation requirements.

Transfer credits that are awarded will reduce the graduation requirement by the equivalent number of credits, and thereby will reduce the overall length and cost of the program accordingly.

TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION

Once a student has enrolled in the program, the student may request transfer credit for specific classes that are essentially similar in description, content, level, and credit/hours and were taken at an accredited college or university. Students must fill out a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form and submit catalogs and syllabi to ascertain the alignment of course content.

The Academic Department will inform the student in writing of any award of transfer credits. The Registrar will maintain records of transfer credits granted in the student’s file. The evaluation of transfer credits shall be completed within the term that the official transcript and Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form were received. If, after receiving transfer credit verification, a student still feels that additional transfer credits should be granted, the student must appeal in writing to the Academic Dean.

Evaluation Guidelines:

  1. The student must have been fully
  2. Official transcript(s) from all previously attended colleges or universities must be
  3. Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form, available in the Academic Department, must be completed.
  4. Transfer credit is awarded for courses completed at an accredited college or university with a grade of “C” or
  5. Western medicine courses must have been completed within eight (8) years of matriculation into the program (exceptions to this policy may be made for actively practicing medical professionals). Western medicine courses are transferable only from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or ACAOM-accredited institutions. Natural science credits from non-accredited or vocational schools are non- transferable.
  6. Transfer credits of Oriental medicine and acupuncture courses will only be offered for courses taken at ACAOM- accredited If the course was completed more than eight (8) years prior to the date of matriculation into the program, the student must repeat the course (exceptions to this policy may be made for practitioners with appropriate licensures).

ADVANCED STANDING

Advanced Standing is available for individuals with medical doctorates (MD, ND, DC, DO), and in some cases for nurse practitioners, whose significant Western science transfer credits allow for a reduced total amount of tuition and fees.