EC-Council University, to further its goal of higher education opportunities for all, enables leveraging the benefits of the credits transfer. The university helps students exchange their credits earned from previous institutions towards the graduate and undergraduate degree programs at EC-Council University.
A study by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) found that nearly 35% of undergraduate students transfer credits at least once and 11% transfer twice. The study also pointed out that about one in 50 students transfer credits three times or more.
Benefits of transferring credits at EC-Council University:
The credits earned from other programs can be brought and exchanged at EC-Council University for degree certifications. The benefits that students can avail at EC-Council University are –
Save time: Attain a waiver to a specific part of the course or degree program. The course will be considered passed, thus saving your time and efforts.
Save money: You will no longer have to pay for the credit hours or courses for which you are exchanging credits.
EC-Council University accepts credits from over 23,000 programs: EC-Council University accepts credits from institutions recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which has a running list of 7600 degree-granting and non-degree granting institutions and more than 23,000 programs accredited by U.S. accrediting organizations which are again recognized by CHEA or U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or both. Thus, many students can avail of the opportunity to transfer credits to EC-Council University.
Block transfer is supported: You can bring two years or 60 credits lower level from community college or trade school, and the upper two years can be availed as a continuation of the program from EC-Council University. By applying for block transfer, you can have the benefit of earning an American degree from EC-Council University.
Don’t leave your credits behind, bring them to EC-Council University
The more credits you transfer, the fewer courses you study, thus saving your time and effort. A study, the Community College Route to the Bachelor’s Degree, by David Monaghan and Paul Attewell, revealed that those transferring credits (90% or more) are 2.5% more likely to graduate than those who transferred less than 50%. They also revealed that only 58% of students can transfer all or more of their credits and the critical thing is that about 14% of students lose almost all previously earned credits. For such students, they must start once again from scratch.
The credit transfer policy at EC-Council University
EC-Council University awards appropriate credit to their students for their demonstrative knowledge gained from industrial certifications. There are certain norms on credit transfer that the university upholds, they are –
- College-level courses should be accredited by the US Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or foreign equivalent institutions.
- The credits earned from the computer technology courses should be obtained within the last ten years to be considered.
- The credits must be from the educational institutions recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or any other equivalent agency as listed in the International Handbook of Universities.
- For the masters and graduate certificate programs, the students must have earned grade B or higher, and for the bachelors program, the students must have grade C or better.
- The student must submit an official transcript or NACES/NAFSA evaluation.
- The student may receive a maximum of 18 graduate credit hours of transfer credit in the graduate program and 30 credits hours of transfer, additionally to the required 60 credits for admission, for a total of 90 transfer credit hours in the undergraduate program.
- All credits that are transferred should be mapped to ECCU program requirements.
- The student’s cumulative GPA is not based on the credits transferred.
- EC-Council University may accept credits from military and other non-traditional sources on a case-to-case basis.
- Students cannot claim transfer for the same certification for both graduate and undergraduate programs.
- In all cases, 25% must be general education credits (15 of the 60, etc.) in humanities, math, English, science.
Broadly, EC-Council University offers the following programs –
- Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
- Master of Science in Cybersecurity
- Graduate Certificate Programs
All the programs are online, self-paced, and instructor-led to enable reaping the benefits of e-learning without delay in completion.
EC-Council University is dedicated to creating superior educational programs in the discipline of cybersecurity. The programs will equip graduates with the knowledge to assess the latest IT security risks and expert skills to handle them successfully. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s programs. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCS) gives required exposure, builds cybersecurity skills, and develops leadership abilities that help any candidate to grow as a cybersecurity professional. Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCS) makes you an expert in desired skills and helps you in gaining domain knowledge to stand ahead in the competition.
ECCU is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)., The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
ECCU has industry practitioners as faculty members who also serve as mentors for the students when they aspire to get into cybersecurity. The iLabs facility from the university helps in gaining hands-on practice for students.