Greensboro College welcomes transfer students and will transfer credit on an individual basis for courses successfully completed at regionally accredited universities, senior colleges, junior colleges, community and technical colleges. (See also Transfer Credit from Non-regionally Accredited Institutions). Official evaluation of transfer credits from other institutions, presented by students expecting to transfer to Greensboro College, is made by the Registrar. Transfer credits are accepted with the following conditions:
Transfer students must complete a minimum of 31 hours at Greensboro College to graduate from Greensboro College. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 52 hours at Greensboro College to be eligible for honors at graduation. Transfer students must also satisfy all other graduation requirements for a B.A., B.B.A., B.M.E., or a B.S. degree from Greensboro College including the general education requirements, the requirements for an academic major with at least 12 hours in the major at Greensboro College applicable to the degree (in Allied Health, a minimum of eight hours of upper level biology will suffice), approval for competency in written English, approval for oral competency and a minimum of 124 semester hours.
The following policies govern the acceptance of transfer credit in English:
TRANSFER CREDIT FROM NON-REGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS
Greensboro College accepts transfer credit from institutions that are not regionally accredited if the coursework is relevant to the student’s degree program, is comparable in content and level of instruction to coursework offered by the College and is taught by faculty with the appropriate credentials. Students who intend to request transfer credit for coursework from an institution that is not regionally accredited are responsible for submitting all appropriate documentation, as specified by the Registrar. The determination of whether the credit meets Greensboro College requirements is made by the appropriate faculty member or the Registrar on the basis of policies approved by the Curriculum and Instruction Committee. A student seeking credit for coursework from an institution that is not regionally accredited has the right to request a review of the decision of the faculty member or the Registrar. Such a request shall be considered by the Academic Council.
PRIOR APPROVAL FOR COURSEWORK AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS
Current Greensboro College students wishing to enroll in a course or courses at another institution and transfer the credits to Greensboro College should receive approval before taking the course or courses. Prior Approval forms may be obtained in the Registrar’s Office. Credits are accepted from regionally accredited institutions. (See Also Transfer Credit from Non-regionally Accredited Institutions). Transfer credit is awarded for courses in which a student earns a grade of C- or better. As with other transfer credit, the credit hours are added to the student’s record, but the gradepoint average is not affected. Students cannot remove themselves from academic probation by attending summer school at an institution other than Greensboro College, nor can they replace a Greensboro College course grade by repeating that course at another institution.
(Per the 2012-13 Academic Catalog)
TRANSFER CREDIT FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS
To receive credit for courses taken at institutions outside of the U.S., students must provide an official academic transcript with an official English translation and an evaluation from a NACES approved evaluation service. In the extremely rare case that students are unable to obtain an official transcript from their country, the College will accept a certified copy of the transcript that is accompanied by an official English translation and an evaluation from a NACES approved evaluation service. Transcripts from international institutions that are already in English must still be accompanied by an official evaluation from a NACES approved evaluation service. A complete listing of NACES approved evaluation services can be found online at www.NACES.org.
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