University Transfer Program
The University Transfer Program enables students to begin in Marbella much of the basic coursework required by all North American universities. Students then transfer their credits to universities in the USA from which they intend to earn a degree. This is known as the 2+2 program: 2 years in Spain and 2 years in the U.S.
The System works in the following way:
- Credits for courses taken at one institution are transferred and accepted as credits toward the degree of another institution. Universities in the USA will generally accept credits from other accredited institutions if the student has earned a minimum of a “C” grade in the course and if the student’s current institution has equivalent class work in its curriculum that meets the receiving institution’s degree requirements.
- Each institution has different requirements for its degrees, which all students must meet. Many universities insist that all specialized requirements for a degree be completed at the degree – awarding institution, a fact, which limits the amount a receiving university will award in transfer credits.
- Some institutions have residency requirements, which state that a certain portion of the courses must be done at the degree awarding university. All of these factors must be taken into consideration at the time of planning for a student’s transfer.