Transfer Credit Guidelines

GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS at Sacramento Ultrasound Institute

The following general course descriptions are to assist applicants in selecting college-level courses that
are equivalent to SUI’s transfer credit requirements.


The course(s) must be a minimum of 10 (ten) quarter credits or 6 (six) semester credits and is designed to provide students with a knowledge of the human body and cover all major body systems. Colleges may offer these courses as individual courses (Anatomy, Physiology) or two or more consecutive classes (Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II). In this case, all courses/classes must be completed to satisfy the transfer credit requirements. The lab is optional.


The course(s) must be a minimum of 3 (three) quarter credits or 2 (two) semester credits and will introduce
medical terminology foundations including word roots, suffixes, and prefixes. It must cover terms associated with each body system and deliver a thorough grounding in basic medical terms, abbreviations, and relate the terminology to names, locations, and functions of the major organ systems and the major processes including symptoms, diagnosis, diagnostic testing, surgeries, and therapies. Examples of courses that fulfill the transfer credit requirement are Medical Terminology, Comprehensive Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Healthcare Providers, Basic Medical Terminology.


The course(s) must be a minimum of 5 (five) quarter credits or 3 (three) semester credits and can be either written or oral communication. The oral communication course must contain the principles of good communication, with attention given to research, delivery techniques, and critical evaluation of public communication. The written communication course must contain a curriculum that involves intensive training in critical reading, expository and argumentative writing, and library research. Examples of courses that fulfill these requirements are Public Speaking, College Composition, English Literature, Analytical and Critical Thinking in Writing, English Second Language (ESL), or equivalent.


The course(s) must be a minimum of 5 (five) quarter credits and include the following mathematical components:
the real numbering system, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations; second-degree equations and inequalities, functions, conic sections, systems of equations, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Examples of courses that fulfill the transfer credit requirement are Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Precalculus Mathematics, Statistics, or equivalent.


The course(s) must be a minimum of 5 (five) quarter credits or 3 (three) semester credits. The course should
include but is not limited to topics concerning the biological basis of behavior, neurodevelopment,
ersonality/behavior development, parenting, cultural understanding, and patient care. The course may also
include sociological and anthropological perceptions of health, medicine, and illness. Examples of courses that may fulfill the transfer credit requirement are Intro to Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Medical Sociology, Social Psychology, Cultural Anthropology, and Healthcare Education.

Transfer Credit Guidelines

Credit granting from U.S. Higher Education Institutions

Transfer credit towards a specific program may be given for previous related education if the credits were granted within the last five (5) years from an institution accredited by an agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Credit granting from Foreign Institutions

All foreign transcripts and degrees must be evaluated and translated by a NACES member evaluator. The evaluation must indicate that the degree is equivalent of a United States High School Diploma, Associate, or Bachelor’s Degree to be accepted by SUI. (Information regarding NACES and its members can be found at
The cost associated with any transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the student. Transfer credit towards a specific program may be given for previous related education if the credits were granted within the last five (5) years from the application.


Official transcripts for eligible transfer courses must be sent directly from the other institution to SUI electronically at Transcripts must be sent for review and evaluation before the end of the application window that the applicant intends to apply. The transfer credits will be evaluated for all applicants that are accepted or placed on the waitlist for their intended program.

Fees and Tuition Credit

There is a $75 non-refundable service charge for transfer credit evaluation. All decisions on transfer credits are final. All hours attempted will count toward the Title IV, HEA funding 150% quantitative requirements, not just the hours accepted as transfer hours. If Transfer Credit is granted, the applicable course credit hour charges will be deducted from the student’s total tuition cost, and the corresponding course will be listed on the student’s transcript with a grade of “T.R.” Transfer credit courses are not counted in the CGPA.


A letter grade of “B” or better is required to receive credit for that particular course. Courses taken as Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit will not be accepted.

Recency of Credit Requirement

“Recency of credit” refers to the requirement that credits earned from courses completed at outside institutions must be recent or within a specified time frame to be eligible for transfer to this program. This policy ensures that the knowledge and skills acquired in those courses are still relevant and up-to-date when applied to this degree program. SUI requires transferable courses to have been completed within 5 years of the date that you are applying.


SUI accepts courses from the following online platforms:

  • Straighterline: To learn more, please use this link. Find SUI’s accepted courses by clicking here.
  • CLEP: To learn more, please click here. Find SUI’s accepted courses by using our school code 6732 and clicking here.

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