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2011-2013 Catalog

Resolution of Transfer Disputes


Resolution of Transfer Disputes

Frank Phillips College encourages its students to take advantage of the Coordinating Board guidelines for the resolution of Transfer Disputes that may exist occasionally between courses earned at Frank Phillips College and another institution in Texas. The Coordinating Board guidelines implement SB 457 of the Texas Legislature and apply to the transferability of all academic courses offered as lower division courses.

1.      If an institution of higher education does not accept course credit earned by a student at another institution of higher education, that institution shall give written notice to the student and the other institution that the transfer of the course credit is denied.


2.      The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with Board rules and/or guidelines.


3.      If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the institution at which the credit was earned within 45 days after the date the student received written notice of the denial, the institution that denies the transfer of the course credit shall notify the Commissioner of its denial and the reason for it.


a.      The Commissioner of Higher Education or The Commissionerís designee shall make a final determination about a dispute concerning the transfer of course credit and give written notice of the determination to the involved student and institutions.


b.      The student who wishes to exercise his or her rights under these provisions needs to notify both the sending and the receiving institution of the intention to ask for a dispute to be resolved within 15 days of being notified that a transfer credit has been denied.


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