SD Board of Regents proposes revision to transfer policy
VERMILLION, S.D. — On Tuesday, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced that they have begun the process in revising its transfer policy to improve students’ ability in moving earned credits between South Dakota’s public universities and technical colleges.
The revision stems from the board’s newly adopted plan objective to increase transfer enrollment through improved access.
“The overall goal of these proposed changes is to make our transfer policies and guideline more student-centered,” said South Dakota BOR System Vice President for Academic Policy and Planning Dr. Janice Minder.
The proposed revisions include credit hours earned through the South Dakota Regental system, external accredited universities or colleges, and non-accredited universities or colleges. Additionally, the board states that the prior learning and validated credit policy transfer, which reflects test scores or military experience, is also included in the proposed revisions.
“Right now, transferring within our Regental system is pretty accessible, but we needed to expand the conversation,” said South Dakota BOR Executive Director Dr. Brian Maher. “By identifying a strategic partnership with the Board of Technical Education, we can continue improving higher education opportunities in our state.”
After the June Board of Regents meeting of the first reading for the proposed revisions, additional stakeholder meetings will take place in July.
A final reading being held in August in Yankton.