2020-2021 Catalog

Office of the Academic Transfer Specialist

The Academic Transfer Specialist provides guidance, access and advocacy to prospective and current SKC students and academic advisors.  The Academic Transfer Specialist assists students to navigate the transfer evaluation process by reviewing official transcripts to determine course equivalencies and credits that fulfill the established curriculum of the declared major.

The Academic Transfer Specialist reviews transcripts from other college/universities and consults with SKC faculty/advisors to determine appropriate course transfers.  

To begin the transfer process, prospective student should:

  • Apply and complete the SKC admissions process
  • Request official transcripts from all past colleges you have attended (please note courses will be transferred in, only when, the official transcript is verified with admissions)

The following guidelines apply to students who transfer credits to Salish Kootenai College:

  • Courses being transferred into SKC must be from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Only courses with a grade of “C” or above can be transferred into SKC.
  • Transfer courses are not included in the SKC Student's grade point average (GPA).
  • The number of credits that must be earned at SKC in addition to transfer courses: 15 credits for Certificates of Completion, 30 credits for Associate Degrees, and 60 credits for Bachelor Degrees.
  • Academic departments may have specific time limits as to whether a course taken previously will apply to the degree.
  • All students who have not previously completed 30 or more college credits with a grade of “C” or better are required to take the college placement assessment. 
  • As with all postsecondary institutions, SKC reserves the right to determine which courses transfer into SKC.


The Academic Transfer Specialist is located in the Robert DePoe III Building, Enrollment Services, office #115.  Call (406-275-4774) for further information.

Visit the following SKC website for for detailed information:  www.skc.edu/transferring-credits/