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Transfer Policies

Policy on Transfer Credit for Students Holding an Associate Degree

Transfer students who have been admitted to the College as matriculated students and who have completed an associate degree at a regionally accredited institution may be granted at least 60 semester hours. For these students, grades of D may be accepted for transfer if necessary but may not be applied toward the major. In no case can more than 72 semester hours be accepted from colleges authorized to grant only an associate degree. Transfer students are expected to meet all graduation requirements for the major and in general education, including all residence requirements. CLEP credits are considered part of the 72-credit maximum.

Advanced Credit

Roberts Wesleyan recognizes work done beyond standard high school achievement in any of the following four programs by granting either credit or a waiver of requirements. No more than 30 semester hours may be accepted from all of these programs combined, and credits earned through these programs are included in the 72-semester hour limit noted above.

  1. Advanced Placement - AP (College Entrance Examination Board - CEEB): Credit is awarded for scores of 3 or higher for the Advanced Placement examinations.
  2. College Level Examination Program - CLEP (College Entrance Examination Board - CEEB): Credit is awarded for successful completion of subject examinations only. (Students must take Freshman College Composition with essay for Principles of Writing, and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature with essay for Introduction to Literature.) (See Miscellaneous Fees for the charge for posting exam credit.)
  3. Excelsior College Examination (New York State Education Department): Credit is awarded for successful completion of the examinations. (See Miscellaneous Fees for the charge for posting exam credit.)

Particulars on these programs may be obtained from the College Registrar.

International Baccalaureate

Students can receive college credit at Roberts Wesleyan College in their higher-level subjects. Three semester hours are granted for each higher-level subject in which a grade of 5 or higher is earned. Further information is available from the College Registrar.



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