The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recognizes relevant external learning that may be acceptable for transfer credit toward a USU degree or certificate program. Transfer credit is described as any external work that meets the rigor of academic outcome requirements toward a USU degree that is not taught by USU faculty.

The College of Allied Health Sciences, Graduate Education programs within School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing accept transfer credit toward USU degrees and certificates.

Instruction XXX Transfer Credit (coming soon) provides further detail and outlines the procedures for transfer credit evaluations.

To initiate a transfer credit evaluation: the registrar or other appropriate official at the host post-secondary institution or other learning environment must send an official transcript directly to the USU Office of the University Registrar (OUR).  International transcripts should follow the same procedure along with a translation in English of a course-by-course evaluation which includes the cumulative grade-point-average.

To appeal a transfer credit evaluation: a formal appeal request must be sent to the OUR with additional information, including an extended course description and course syllabus. The appeal will be reviewed by the school/college with a final decision and report issued to both the student and OUR for the student file and/or updating of the original evaluation which should not exceed 90 days. The appeal form can be found on the ACADEMIC SERVICES tab on this page.


college of allied health sciences pre-admissions

The undergraduate admission for Respiratory Therapy, Cardiopulmonary, and Occupational Therapy Assistant require pre-college coursework to determine eligibility.  Evaluations are conducted by the Uniformed Services University (USU) Office of the Registrar (OUR).

Pre-admission selection criteria:

Respiratory Therapy (Army):  Applicants are required to have earned a minimum of three (3) semester hours or five (5) quarter hours of college credits in each of the following subjects: English Composition, Speech / Oral Communication, Mathematics (college level), Social Science, and Humanities.

Respiratory Therapy (Navy):  Applicants are required to have earned a minimum of three (3) semester hours or five (5) quarter hours of college credits in each of the following subjects: English Composition, Speech / Oral Communication, College Algebra, Social Science, and Humanities.

Respiratory Care Practitioner (Air Force):  Applicants are required to have earned a minimum of three (3) semester hours or five (5) quarter hours of college credits in each of the following subjects: English Composition, Speech / Oral Communication, Mathematics (College Algebra, College Geometry, Statistics, or higher level Mathematics, such as Precalculus, Calculus, etc.), Social Science, and Humanities.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Army and Navy): Applicants are required to have earned a minimum of three (3) semester hours or five (5) quarter hours of college credits in each of the following subjects: English Composition, Speech / Oral Communication, Mathematics (college level), Social Science, and Humanities.

Applicants Responsibilities:

  1. Complete this google Pre-Admission Screening Request Form. An auto response will be sent acknowledging that the form was successfully submitted.   
  2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions (colleges, universities, test scores) for evaluation by USUHS to determine your eligibility to attend your desired program.

NOTE: Transcripts and score reports are considered official only if they are delivered directly from the issuing institutions electronically (emailed), by postal mail or other delivery services.  If hand delivered, envelopes from the issuing institutions must be unopened.

Mail Transcripts To:    USU College of Allied Health Sciences

Attn: Office of the University Registrar

                                        2787 Winfield Scott Rd. Bldg 2398, Ste 220

                                        JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Email To: transcriptsubmit@usuhs.edu

Evaluation: Applicants’ transcripts will be evaluated for applicable credits.  Only courses completed with a grade of C or above will be accepted for credit. Evaluations are completed within 3 to 5 business days after receipt of all transcripts submitted by an applicant.  NOTE:  Electronic submissions are recommended and process time for transcripts varies by institutions.

Notification Procedures: Following evaluation of an applicant’s submitted official transcripts, the Office of the University Registrar will send a memo via email to the applicant, applicable Program Director and Service Component Representative indicating if the applicant is eligible or ineligible.  The notification will include ineligible applicant’s shortfalls. Questions about the evaluation can be sent directly to the appropriate recruiter (see below).

Respiratory Therapy Contacts (Navy):

HM1 Phillip Tinker (Army/Navy Program Director):  phillip.j.tinker.mil@mail.mil

CAPT Chavez, Laurie Elizabeth CAPT USN laurie.e.chavez.mil@mail.mil

Mr. Oscar Lopez-Martinez (Army/Navy Program Director) oscar.lopez-martinez.civ@mail.mil

Respiratory Therapy Contacts (Army):

HM1 Phillip Tinker (Army/Navy Program Director):  phillip.j.tinker.mil@mail.mil

Eric Serrano (Service lead) eric.j.serrano2.mil@mail.mil

Mr. Oscar Lopez-Martinez (Army/Navy Program Director) oscar.lopez-martinez.civ@mail.mil

Respiratory Care Practitioner Contacts (Air Force):

Jones, Robert M SSgt USAF (USA): robert.m.jones86.mil@mail.mil

Ward, Michael R CIV DHA EDUCATION-TRNG (US) michael.r.ward40.civ@mail.mil

Dr. Migdalski @ 59th MTW - Migdalski, Scott T CIV USAF (USA) scott.t.migdalski.civ@mail.mil

Occupational Therapy Assistant Contacts (Army):

LCDR Parkes, Melissa (Program Director): melissa.k.parkes.mil@mail.mil

Ruiz, Cheri M MAJ USARMY (Army/Navy Program Director): cheri.m.ruiz.mil@mail.mil

Occupational Therapy Assistant Contacts (Navy):

Ruiz, Cheri M MAJ USARMY (Army/Navy Program Director): cheri.m.ruiz.mil@mail.mil

CAPT Chavez, Laurie Elizabeth CAPT USN laurie.e.chavez.mil@mail.mil

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DC Consortium

USUHS is part of an agreement with other participating Washington DC Universities that allows our GEO and GSN students to register and take courses through their participating schools.  

Any GEO or GSN student interested in taking a class through the Consortium must meet with their respective school’s Program Director/Advisor.  Below is the established process:

  1. Students will seek approval from their USU Program Director to register for a course through the Consortium and obtain approval from the faculty member at the host institution. 
  2. Once the approval is obtained, the Program Director must submit both the DC Consortium Registration Form and the USU Consortium Registration Form (see below) to OUR with all signatures with indication on how this course will fulfill USUHS degree requirements:

DC Consortium Registration Form

Graduate Level Transfer Credit Form (OUR-1110TCP)

  1. OUR will then submit the signed DC Consortium Registration Form to the Registrar at the Host Institution, for final approval. 
  2. OUR will notify the Program Director and student when a decision from the Host Institution is received, and if approved, the student will be registered for the course(s) through the Host Institution. *The Host Institution can approve or reject any requests based on different variables.
  3. After a student completes the course, the student must send an official transcript (with final grades) to USU OUR:

Electronic official transcripts can be sent to: registrar@usuhs.edu

Hard-copy official transcript can be mailed to:

                        Uniformed Services University

                        Attn: Office of the University Registrar

                        4301 Jones Bridge Road

                        Bethesda, MD 20814

  1. After receipt of the official transcript, OUR will post the course(s) in the student information system as indicated on the Course Equate form (Empower) with the grade of “Credit” (CR) if they earned a grade of 'B' or higher.

*There is a separate handbook from the DC Consortium if further information is required.*

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Course Numbering & Degree Requirements

Graduate Level Elective Course Numbers

RSCH

5901+

Research Elective

THRY

5901+

Theory Elective

MTDS

5901+

Methods Elective

ANYS

5901+

Analytics Elective

BSCI

5901+

Basic Science Elective

BBHS

5901+

Bio-behavioral Science Elective

SOSC

5901+

Social Science Elective

LDSP

5901+

Leadership Elective

 

Undergraduate Level General Education and General Elective Course Numbers

Please refer to Transfer Credit Course Numbering & Degree Requirements for course learning outcomes for those listed below.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH SUBSEGMENT:

ENG

1301

English Writing I

ENG

1302

English Writing II

SPEECH SUBSEGMENT:

SPCH

1315

English Oral I

SPCH

1311

English Oral II

GENERAL EDUCATION QUANTITATIVE SCIENCE REQUIREMENT

NATURAL SCIENCES SUBSEGMENT:

SCI

1300 

Natural Science

HEALTH SCIENCES SUBSEGMENT:

HSCI

1300

Health Science

MATHEMATICS SUBSEGMENT:

MATH

1314

Mathematics

GENERAL EDUCATION HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT

HUMA

1300 

Humanities

SSCI

1300

Social Sciences

GENERAL ELECTIVES REQUIREMENT (Commonly Accepted Include):

BUSI

1300

Business

COSC

1300

Computer Science

CRIJ

1300

Criminal Justice

ECON

1300

Economics

EDUC

1300

Education

GEOG

1300

Geography

GEOL

1300

Geology

HUMS

1300

Humanities

LANG

1311

Language

MTHM

1300

Mathematics

PHIL

1300

Philosophy

PHED

1103

Physical Education

 

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Forms

DC Consortium Registration Form

Graduate Level Transfer Credit Form (OUR-1110TCP)

Transfer Credit Course Appeal Form (OUR-1110TCA)

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