Transfer of Undergraduate Credits | Cincinnati Christian University

Transfer of Undergraduate Credits

Cincinnati Christian University will accept credits from schools accredited by institutional and professional agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education on the basis of equivalency for work bearing a grade of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Credits from schools accredited by the Transnational association of Christian Colleges and Schools or from non-accredited schools will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to assure that instructional qualifications and instructional rigor meet widely accepted standards for higher education.

Credit may be transferred for courses completed at military schools if the credit is recommended in *A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services*. DD forms 295, 214, or other course completion certificates are required to obtain proper credit applicable to one’s degree program.

A minimum of 32 hours of full-time resident study must be completed at CCU to earn an undergraduate degree. A student who is contemplating transferring credits to CCU should do so as early as possible because of the unique requirements of each program.

An evaluation of credits for transfer is conducted after a student has officially applied to CCU and has submitted official transcripts. Grades of transferred courses do not become part of the student’s cumulative grade point average.

Applicants who have been placed on Academic Probation or Academic Suspension, Disciplinary Probation, or Disciplinary Suspension by another institution must submit a letter of appeal to the CCU Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. This letter should indicate the nature and current status of the censure. The applicant also should identify factors that have changed that ensure academic and social success at CCU.

*Traditional Undergraduate Credit Transfer* – CCU will accept all credit that meets the minimum standards for transfer noted above. *Not all transferred credit will meet a degree requirement. Student status will be calculated based on the number of credits that apply to the student’s declared degree program.* Application of credit to the student’s declared degree program will be based on comparability of the nature, content, and level of the course. Credits earned through online or correspondence courses at accredited institutions may be evaluated separately to ensure adherence to instructional standards.

*Center of Adult Learning and Leadership Credit Transfer* – With the accelerated nature of the CALL program, the initial entry into the program is designed to provide students a path to maximize success. While most courses from a student’s transcripts will be reviewed for acceptance as transfer credit, the following exceptions apply:

– Students will be required to take both *Attitudes & Strategies for Life* and *Research & Writing*.
– College Writing
– Students who have not had an equivalent course within the last five years will be required to take *College Writing*.
– Students who have had an equivalent course within the last five years and earned a satisfactory grade (C or above) will be permitted to submit a writing sample to the English Department for consideration. (Information regarding the process of submitting the writing sample will be sent to the student directly from the CALL Office.) If the English Department deems the writing sample satisfactory, the student will be granted transfer of credit for *College Writing*.

All other courses will be eligible for transfer credit review as noted above.