American Samoa Community College

II.A.10. The institution makes available to its students clearly stated transfer-of-credit policies in order to facilitate the mobility of students without penalty.  In accepting transfer credits to fulfill degree requirements, the institution certifies that the expected learning outcomes for transferred courses are comparable to the learning outcomes of its on courses.  Where patterns of student enrollment between institutions are identified, the institution develops articulation agreements as appropriate to its mission.

The College has in place transfer-of-credit policies to address transfer of coursework internally and externally.  These policies are available to students via the college catalog and are communicated through the Transfer Counseling Services. The ASCC 2014-2016 catalog is available online. 1 When accepting transfer credits to fulfill degree requirements, the Registrar certifies the transfer credits through the approval process. This process involves students’ submission of official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Division for review and articulation, and the final review and approval of transferred courses by the Department Chairperson and the Dean of Academic Affairs.  This confirms course equivalency through review of course descriptions to ensure courses are similar in scope and content, review of course syllabi if available, and course articulations.

The College assures the quality of transferred courses through ASCC transfer policies. The Curriculum Committee and respective divisions review these policies biennially during the catalog review cycle.

These transfer of credit policies are stated in the 2014-2016 Catalog.  2

  • Credit for Transfer Courses:
  • Credit for Work/Life Experience:
  • Credits Earned at Foreign (non U.S.) Colleges and Universities
  • Distance Learning Courses
  • Transfer Credits to Private and Public Off-Island Colleges and Universities

ASCC continuously updates and renews articulation agreements with off-island colleges and universities, through the DOAA. All articulation agreements are documented on ASCC website and available in the DOAA. 3 Articulation agreements have been established with regional institutions where ASCC students are most likely to transfer. Other institutions have initiated some articulation agreements. ASCC administrators meet regularly with regional counterparts to initiate, review and renew articulation agreements. Course articulations with off-island colleges require a thorough review of General Education Outcomes, Core-foundational outcomes and Co-foundational outcomes through submission of ASCC course syllabi and the ASCC catalog.

The following table summarizes all currently approved Articulation Agreements with Off-Island Universities and colleges.  4

Off-Island  Colleges/Universities

Contact information

Status of MOU

Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI

MOU signed Spring 2014

Brigham Young University, Laie, HI

2008 MOU still stands

Hawaii Pacific University, HI

Renewed MOU Spring 2014

University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI

MOU signed Summer 2014

University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI

Currently updating course articulations

Kapiolani Community College, HI

Updating articulation of GEO & Core foundational courses

Alfred State College, NY

Provided link to Transfer equivalency courses.

Dixie State University, UT

Link to Transfer equivalency courses.

Southern Utah University

Articulations are initiated by the University

North Park University

Articulations are initiated by the University

Status:  Expand articulation agreements

1 - ASCC Catalog: AA/AS/COP degrees and certificates, p. 39-43
2 - ASCC Catalog: AA/AS/COP degrees and certificates, p. 39-43
3 - ASCC Website:
4 - Articulation Agreements with Off Island Universities and Colleges