Transfer Credit Policy
Transfer credit is granted for any course taken at a regionally accredited college or university in which the student has earned a grade of “D” or better or in the case of a course taken on a “Pass/Fail” basis, a grade of “P”, provided that the course is deemed comparable to a course offered for academic credit at Huntingdon College or is of such a nature that it would carry academic credit if it were offered by the College. Courses that do not have an equivalent at Huntingdon College and are of such a nature that they would carry academic credit if offered by the College will receive an appropriate prefix and be numbered “000.” In some cases, following the appropriate prefix, the course level will be represented by the first digit with “xx” to follow (e.g. 1xx, 2xx, 3xx, 4xx). In either case, such courses granted as elective transfer credit will count toward the total number of academic credits required for the degree but are not necessarily applicable toward the core curriculum, major, or minor requirements. A grade of “C“ or higher is required for courses fulfilling a major or minor requirement.
Transfer credit will not be granted for courses which belong in one or more of the following categories: (a) courses in professional, vocational, or sectarian religious study, or (b) courses below the level of introductory courses at Huntingdon College. The College does not grant credit for attendance in service schools or training programs in the Armed Forces unless it can be demonstrated that such attendance is the equivalent of a course or courses offered at Huntingdon College. Academic courses taken while on military service at accredited colleges, universities, or language institutes may be transferred in the normal manner. Based on a review of an official transcript, credit may be awarded for general military training. Academic credit will not be granted for work done while a student was placed on academic suspension or the equivalent at a previous institution.
Evaluations of credits earned from other institutions are made after a student has been selected for admission and has indicated an intention to enroll. No student may assume that credit will be given for work at other institutions until a written statement of credit accepted from the Office of the Registrar is received. Grades and credits from other institutions are not included in the student’s grade point average at Huntingdon. The only grade average recorded on the student’s permanent record is that which he or she earns at Huntingdon College.
- A maximum of 64 semester hours earned at two-year institutions may be credited toward the 120 hour degree requirement.
- A maximum of 90 semester hours of transfer work may be credited toward the 120 hour degree requirement.
- Courses used to meet teacher certification requirements must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution.
- Initial transcript evaluations are subject to change for students who do not matriculate within the academic year of admission to the College.
- Other criteria for matriculated students regarding transferring credit from other institutions is available in the College catalog.
- A list of institutions with whom Huntingdon College has an articulation agreement is available on the College’s Consumer Information page.