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Transferring Credits

Transferring the credit to your college is easy. Our partner University is University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global), which is regionally accredited by W.A.S.C.  Regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation a university can have, and your college will most likely require it for transfer. UMass Global has 25 campuses throughout California and Washington, and is part of the University of Massachusetts system.

When you are finished with the course(s), you will order a transcript directly from UMass Global’s records office and have it sent to your college. 
View our partnership with UMass Global on their web site.
View UMass Global's accreditations.

Will my college accept the transcript from UMass Global?

Your college will verify three important criteria when determining if they will accept a transcript from an outside college:

1)  Is the transcript coming from a regionally accredited university?
      Yes. UMass Global is regionally accredited by W.A.S.C. senior.
      View a full list of UMass Global's accreditations.

2)   Are academic semester credits awarded?
      Yes. UMass Global grants academic semester credits for our courses.

3)  Does the course description meet your college's requirements?
     Yes. We have written our courses to meet or exceed all U.S. college   
     curriculum standards. This ensures our courses will most likely be
     approved by all other colleges, which enables the student to transfer
     the credits back to their home university.

Transferring Credits

Westcott Courses (WC) provides the course instructor and the online content. Students enroll with WC, complete their coursework and then we send the student’s grade to UMass Global. Students can then order an official transcript from UMass Global’s records office, and have it sent to their home and/or their school. The transcript provides transferable academic semester credits.

Since WC is the course instructor and content provider, we do not appear on the transcript. The transcript from UMass Global will show our course the same way it would show a traditional class taken on their campus.

Taking a course through WC does not require being enrolled at UMass Global. Anyone can receive university credits through UMass Global via this program.
Preapproval from your College

If you would like preapproval from your college, you can find the exact block of text that you can send to your counselor to ask for the preapproval on the course page under the tab "Transcript & Preapproval".  This link has everything your counselor or registrar's office needs for preapproval. Your transcript is coming from UMass Global and not WC, so make sure you ask for approval for the course through UMass Global and not WC. 

Here is an example of the block of text you can send for preapproval.
Dear counselor,
I would like to request preapproval to take ENGU 103 - English Composition through UMass Global. UMass Global is regionally accredited by W.A.S.C.. You will find the course description for this course, as well as other pertinent information on UMass Global's web site at this URL: https://www.umassglobal.edu/westcott

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