Transfer Students

Transfer your credits

UBIS shall accept college level credits earned at colleges and universities with good academic standing. Students who apply for admission and submit official transcripts may have coursework evaluated for transfer of credit after having attended other post-secondary institutions. Transfer credit shall be awarded based on the applicability of the credit toward satisfying UBIS degree requirements for the student’s declared major. All credit accepted will be recorded as part of a student’s permanent academic history and will not be removed.

The age of transfer credit may affect course content equivalencies and fulfillment of specific degree requirements (i.e., computer classes).

  • No time limit applies to General Education courses
  • Limit of 10 years applies to Masters and Bachelors core courses. Exceptions granted at the discretion of the Chief Academic Officer or Academic Dean

Transferring undergraduate level credits will only be accepted from courses in which the student has achieved a ‘C’ or better. All transfer credits must be relevant to the coursework at UBIS. The age of transfer credit may affect course content equivalencies and fulfillment of specific degree requirements (i.e., computer classes).

Undergraduate students will be allowed a maximum of 90 US / 180 ECTS transfer credits from similar studies or 60 US / 120 ECTS transfer credits from programs other than business schools. UBIS will accept general education transfer of an associate program if the student has graduated from a recognized accredited two-year school.

UBIS candidates for the Master’s Degree can transfer up to 50% of the credits required for a master’s degree program through transfer credit. The courses accepted for transfer credit must be relevant to the program of study and equivalent in both content and degree level. Transfer credits are accepted from courses in which the student achieved a ‘B’ or better.

UBIS candidates for the Doctorate Degree can transfer a maximum of 9 US / 18 ECTS credits for courses that are relevant to the program of study and equivalent in both content and degree level to waive (including credit for work experience) of doctoral coursework taken at other universities. Transfer credits are allowed for courses with a minimum grade of ‘B’ from institutions with good academic standing.

No transfer credit credits will be accepted for Micro degrees, Nanodegrees, or Pico degrees.

Acceptance of transfer credit is always a decision of receiving institutions. UBIS does not guarantee transferability. Any student interested in transferring UBIS credit to another university should check directly with the receiving institution.

To ensure that prospective students are fairly and consistently awarded TC, UBIS will reference international grade equivalency standards specific to country or region to evaluate international transfer credit.

The UBIS Vice President of Academics and Chief Academic Officer shall oversee the establishment of transfer policies and transfer articulation agreements with colleges and universities. The Registrar’s Office shall determine transfer course equivalencies according to UBIS’ procedures and as directed by academic leadership. As the receiving institution, UBIS shall determine the transferability of credits earned from other educational institutions or organizations.

Applicants Impacted by the War in Ukraine 

UBIS University supports Ukraine and the pursuit of global peace. Given the difficulty faced by the people of Ukraine, we realize it may be impossible for an applicant to obtain documentation of his or her completion of a secondary school education or college-level work for transfer credit, UBIS will accept the following in lieu of official transcripts or diplomas.

  • A signed and dated statement that indicates that the applicant completed his or her secondary school education in Ukraine with the name and address of the high school where the applicant completed the secondary school education and the date when the Ukrainian high school diploma was awarded.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts if available for evaluating transfer credits into UBIS programs.

Students are normally required to complete a minimum number of courses at UBIS. UBIS will offer some flexibility to this rule to students affected by the war in Ukraine leaving them with very little options for successful completion of their programs in their country.

Credit for Work Experience

Students are expected and strongly encouraged to gain some work experience prior to entering the Bachelor program, to optimize their applied learning capacity throughout their academic journey.

UBIS accepts credit for work experience for candidates applying to the graduate program. Candidates must demonstrate five years of verifiable work experience in a business field at the decision-making level to waive a maximum of 6 US / 12 ECTS credits (including course transfer credit). Candidates seeking credit-for-work-experience should submit a Prior Learning Assessment evaluation to the Dean or Chair of their department for approval.

Credit for prior learning experience must be documented and verifiable on a resume with five (5) years of experience in a business field at a decision-making level.

Waivers

The number of credits necessary to graduate from a program can be reduced by waivers, granted based on work experience (graduate or executive) or through examination. If the total number of credits for a program goes below the minimum residency per term (3 courses for undergraduate students and 2 courses for graduate students), additional courses will be added to the student’s program to fulfill the requirement.

Credit by Examination – (Waiver Examinations – Undergraduate Program Only) 

Students can earn credit in courses without any formal classroom enrollment by passing a Waiver Examination (CLEP exam) if they have completed at least two semesters at UBIS and have also maintained a GPA of at least 2.5. This fee must be paid at registration.

A maximum of 2 courses (6 US credits, 12 ECTS credits) can be earned through credit by examination or waiver examination. Students may not take the examination more than once for the same course. Waiver requests can be addressed to the Registrar’s office. Students must obtain permission for the waiver examination from the Academic Dean.

Acceptance of transfer credit is always a decision of receiving institutions. UBIS does not guarantee transferability. Any student interested in transferring UBIS credit to another university should check directly with the receiving institution.