General education courses taken at regionally accredited colleges, universities or other recognized institutions may be submitted to the FHTC Dean of Enrollment Management for evaluation and possible acceptance. The Vice President of Instructional Services will make the final determination of transferability. Students requesting acceptance of general education coursework must submit a Transfer Request for Academic Credit form (found in the Student Services Office) along with an official transcript (not issued to student) from each former educational institution. A course description, course outline or course syllabus may be requested for each course the student wishes to be considered for acceptance by Flint Hills Technical College.
All accepted transfer credit hours and grades will be posted to the student’s FHTC transcript upon approval by the Vice President of Instructional Services. General education coursework will be added to a student’s FHTC transcript upon verification of enrollment in associate degree level courses. General education courses that are accepted for transfer will be used to calculate the student’s cumulative grade point average. General education coursework must be at the 100 level or above for which the student received a grade of D or better or the equivalent of 1.0 on a 4.0 scale.
If a student has completed an associate or higher-level degree from an accredited institution of higher education, prior to entering a program of study at FHTC, the general education courses will be accepted in total for the FHTC general education requirements. These courses must meet the general education requirements of FHTC’s accrediting body, including sixteen (16) credit hours of general education courses. Students may apply to transfer up to nine (9) credits of general education through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
The Dean of Enrollment Management will consider up to six (6) credits of Advanced Placement courses to be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree. All transfers of credit are subject to approval by the Vice President of Instructional Services.
Technical education courses taken at another accredited post-secondary or higher education institution may be submitted to the FHTC Dean of Enrollment Management for evaluation and possible acceptance. The program instructor and appropriate Division Chair will make the determination of transferability with final approval by the Vice President of Instructional Services. Students requesting acceptance of technical education coursework may be required to submit a Transfer Request for Academic Credit form (found in the Student Services Office) along with an official transcript (not issued to student) from each former educational institution. A course description, course outline or course syllabus may be requested for each course the student wishes to be considered for acceptance by Flint Hills Technical College. Technical education coursework transferred will not exceed the number of credit hours required in the first semester of the freshman year. All accepted transfer credit hours and grades will be posted to the student’s FHTC transcript upon receipt and will be used to calculate the student’s cumulative grade point average.
Technical education coursework eligible for transfer must have been completed within five (5) years prior to enrollment. Technical education coursework taken at FHTC may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree for up to five (5) years from the date such coursework was completed. Technical education coursework taken more than five (5) years before a request for transfer of credit is made, or FHTC coursework taken more than five years before a request is made, may be submitted to the Vice President of Instructional Services and the appropriate Division Chairperson for evaluation.
With approval from the program instructor and Vice President of Instructional Services students may transfer program-specific courses in one program of study to other FHTC programs of study. General education coursework may be transferred from program to program within the institution.
Students wishing to transfer credit from Flint Hills Technical College to another higher education institution may request a transcript be sent from the Registrar to the receiving higher education institution. The receiving institution will determine acceptance of FHTC coursework for transfer of credit.
There are many courses that have guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions denoted with a T symbol. A student who completes these courses at any Kansas public community college, technical college, or university can be certain that he or she can transfer that course to any other public institution in Kansas in pursuit of a degree or credential. Beginning with the 2014 summer term, the following courses qualify for guaranteed transfer:
Visit the Kansas Board of Regents Transfer & Articulation page and select the Transfer Kansas Portal for more detailed information.
Students who transfer to a Kansas public university from a Kansas public community college or technical college (or vice versa) are eligible for Reverse Transfer, which allows for the attainment of any associate degree for which one is eligible along the way to additional certificates and degrees. Within a student’s first semester, those who transfer coursework from a public university, community college or technical college will be notified if they are eligible to be considered for reverse transfer degree status, and which courses are needed to finish the related degree. Students who then complete the coursework for a given associate degree will be eligible to receive that degree, administered automatically by correspondence between the new institution and the university, community college or technical college the student last attended.