Maybe you have realized that the four-year college that you have enrolled in is not a good fit and therefore, seeking other options. Or is it that you have taken a break and are now looking to continue your studies at a different university?
While enrolling at a new university, selecting the right institute is a challenging task. But as a transfer student, that means asking for transfer of credits to save your time, efforts and money.
How Does Credit Transfer Work?
Credit transfer can be confusing and complicated task, but it is worth the effort and time. Every university has their own credit transfer policy. Few insist on a minimum number of credits from the previous university, whereas almost every university restrict on maximum number of allowable credit transfer.
The credit transfer policy also varies based on the type of degree that you opt for. The basic principle is that the more closely related the historic credits to the new degree, the higher the credits accepted. Universities also comes up with the limitation of grades, years since originally earned, etc. to ensure the validity of the credits. The expiration of the credits varies from university to university.
Because of the varied policies on credit transfer from one university to another, it is advised that students conduct extensive research, review state transfer websites, study the details given by the university, understand the relevant articulation agreements and then apply with the request for credit transfer. The entire process takes determined planning and work. When done right, you will make attaining your degree more comfortable and easily attainable.
Break the Myth: College Transfers are Common
If you are thinking you are the only student involved with the task of credit transfer – not true. According to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about one-third (35%) undergraduates transfer at least once and 11% transfer twice. The study further reports that as about one in 50 students (2.3 percent) transfer three times or more. 
Regardless of the situation, all students who opt for a transfer of credits go through a basic challenge which is worth the effort. With so many students in the same water, you have a lot of company.
Don’t Leave Your Credits Behind
The more credits you transfer, the fewer courses you take and that is an obvious method to save time and effort. According to a study performed by David Monaghan and Paul Attewell – “The Community College Route to the Bachelor’s Degree”, revealed that those transferring credits (90% or more of your credits) are 2.5% more likely to graduate than those who transferred less than 50%. The study also revealed that only 58% of students are able to 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. 
Benefits of Transferring Credits to ECCU –
1. Transfer Credits from Any Recognized Institute
When you transfer credits from your previous university/ college for the part or full education received in the previous one, you can avail waiver of specific content of the course/ degree program. EC-Council University accepts accredited U.S. or foreign equivalent institutions which are recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education and /or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent as listed in the International Handbook of Universities.
The database of CHEA lists more than 7600 degree-granting and non-degree granting institutions and more than 23,000 programs that are accredited by U.S. accrediting organizations that are either recognized by CHEA or U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or both.  That means you have got ample opportunity to transfer credit to ECCU from any of these institutions recognised by CHEA9.
2. Save Time, Effort, and Money
By exchanging credits, you directly transfer credits to your course. This means that you will no longer have to attend the class or prepare or attempt the exam of that particular course. The respective subject(s) will be considered passed based on your eligibility from the institute in forgoing that subject. Those credit hours are also exempted from your overall fee.
EC-Council University accepts block transfer of 60 credits for your two plus two degree program. You can bring 2 years/60 credits lower level from community college or trade school and the upper two years you can avail from EC-Council University. You can also assemble 60 credits from multiple schools without any earned degree, however, this will not be considered a block transfer. The credits can be mapped together to form the lower 60 credit hour requirement. ECCU also accepts exchange of 90 credits hours of transfer credit but the 30 beyond the lower 60 should map to our courses in similar content. In all cases 25% must be general education credits (15 of the 60, etc.) in humanities, math, English, science.
Also certificates earned (both EC-Council and other industry-recognized certifications) can be transferred as Prior Learning assessment credit. This is a form of transfer credit too.
How to Apply to Transfer Credits to EC-Council University
To apply to transfer credits to EC-Council University you must submit an official transcript or NACES evaluation. This will then be evaluated and checked to see if the potential transfer credits align with the courses offered at ECCU.
Students may receive a maximum of 18 graduate credit hours in the graduate program and 90 credits in the undergraduate program.
For more details visit https://www.eccu.edu/student-services/transferring-credit/