Aeronautics Course Transfer Policy
- Transfer of flight courses shall be governed by the following principles:
- Incoming students shall receive credit for academic courses in both flight theory and practical flight if they completed their flight course work and obtained their flight certificate in an FAR Part 141 program at a regionally accredited college or university. This credit applies only to the Private Pilot course. Any additional flight courses completed outside of Kent State will not be accepted towards the completion of the Flight Technology major or minor; students must declare Aeronautical Studies as their area of concentration. The courses can be used to satisfy elective requirements. This means that students who wish to transfer, and who already have their Instrument certificate, must choose the Aeronautical Studies area of concentration, or repeat the course within Kent State’s program (please see letter “d” below).
- Incoming students who complete flight training and secure the pilot's certificate outside a regionally accredited college or university based FAR Part 141 program shall receive credit for the corresponding flight course, but not the theory or ground school course. Such students shall, however, have the opportunity to test out of the associated flight theory or ground school course.
- Important Note: The policies above apply to new transfer students only. Once admitted to the Aeronautics program, students will not receive transfer credit for future courses or training taken outside Kent State University, because admitted students are expected to receive their flight education at Kent State University.
- In order to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics with a sub-major (referred to as a concentration) in Flight Technology from Kent State University, a student must complete flight training for at least the instrument rating, commercial pilot certificate, flight instructor certificates and multi-engine rating at Kent State University. If these courses are not completed at Kent State University, a student may elect a sub major in Aeronautical Studies.
- Incoming Aeronautics students shall be allowed to transfer and substitute up to six hours of Technology electives with technology courses that have technology content.
- Students entering the Aeronautics Program with the Airframe and Power plant (A&P) license from other regionally accredited post-secondary institutions may receive credit for the following courses towards the Aeronautics degree in the Aeronautical Studies or Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology sub majors of Aeronautics.
- Kent State University utilizes the Graduation Planning System to track student progress to graduation. For each area of concentration within Aeronautics, there is a roadmap that ensures student completion in four years (listed in the following pages). It is important to note that each roadmap assumes a student begins study in the fall semester and each roadmap assumes students adhere to the plan as it is given. Any deviation from the plan (i.e. a student begins in the spring or takes courses out of sequence) means that some students may not complete their studies in four years; this also applies to transfer students, who will often begin their studies off-cycle. Given the specialized nature of courses offered by the Aeronautics program, transfer students should expect to add at least one, if not two, semesters to their overall collegiate career.