Transfer of Credit

Transfer of Credit

If The Soma Institute determines, through a review of educational records (transcripts, catalog, syllabi or course outlines), that an applicant has had adequate previous education and attained at least a 70 percent grade in one or more of CMT1, MSA1, MSA2, MSA3, CA1, CA2, PHYS1, PHYS2, KINES1 or KINES2 completed at an institution or in a program accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the applicant may apply in writing to the Program Director to write an equivalency examination. Requests will not be accepted once the program has commenced.

There will be a $50 fee for each equivalency examination. The grading will be done on a pass/fail basis. If the applicant passes the examination(s), a grade of TC (Transfer of Credit) for the course(s) will appear on any transcript issued to them by The Soma Institute.

The qualified applicant will be exempted from the course(s) and the tuition fees reduced accordingly. If the successful applicant has already filled out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year with another institution and has received a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR), they would simply ask the School to obtain a copy of the Institutional Student Information Report, commonly referred to as an ISIR. There may, however, be additional paperwork and financial aid applications required. The student should arrange a meeting with the Financial Aid Office to discuss their particular requirements.

If the applicant fails the examination, they may appeal in writing to the President within seven (7) calendar days of receiving the results. The President will provide a decision in writing to the applicant within ten (10) calendar days of receiving the appeal. Transcripts of Veterans who have had a previous post secondary education, prior to training at the Soma Institute, will be reviewed. The Soma Institute will determine whether credit can be given for previous training at another institution. Failure of a veteran to provide transcripts for evaluation of transfer credit may result in the loss of VA Educational Benefits. If a Veteran is awarded credit for previous training at another institution, a grade of TC (Transfer Credit) for the course(s) will appear on any transcript issued to them by The Soma Institute.

Transcripts of Veterans who have had a previous post secondary education, prior to training at The Soma Institute, will be reviewed. The Soma Institute will determine whether credit can be given for previous training at another institution. Failure of a veteran to provide transcripts for evaluation of transfer of credit may result in the loss of VA Education Benefits. If a Veteran is awarded credit for previous training at another institution, a grade of TC (Transfer Credit) for the course(s) will appear on any transcript issued to them by The Soma Institute.

Students who are awarded a grade of TC (Transfer of Credit) will be exempted from the course(s) and the tuition fees reduced accordingly. These students must also arrange a meeting with the Financial Aid Office to make appropriate adjustments, if necessary, to their financial aid package as a result of being awarded a TC.

Transfer of Credit from The Soma Institute

For students or alumni who may wish to apply for credit at another institution, Student Services or Career Services will assist with the provision of course syllabi and, for graduates, the provision of official transcripts which are not released until the program is completed.

Applicants for transfer of credit to another institution should be aware that it is completely at the discretion of the other institution whether to accept credits from The Soma Institute.

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