TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICY
Evaluation of Transfer Credit
The following regulations govern the evaluation of transfer credit at Waynesburg University:
1. The amount of transfer credit and course equivalencies will be determined by the Registrar in consultation with Department Chair and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
2. The maximum number of hours allowed for credit earned at a two-year institution will not exceed the number of hours required in the first two years of the student’s program at Waynesburg University.
3. Transfer credit will be given only for those courses that were completed with a grade of C- or above and that are certified as being applicable toward a comparable degree at the regionally accredited institution that offered the courses.
4. Transfer credit will not be posted to a student’s permanent record until an official copy of the transcript, issued directly from and bearing the seal of the institution awarding the credit, has been received in the Office of the Registrar.
For additional information regarding transfer credit, see Transfer Policies for General Education Requirements, page 88 in the University Catalogue.
Validation of Credit Policy
Academic credit granted outside the University by an institution that is not regionally accredited must be validated by examination (see Departmental Examination/Credit by Examination under Alternative Credit Opportunities, page 90) before the work can be transferred and applied toward the requirements of a degree program. To be validated, the work must be acceptable as transfer credit in lieu of a Waynesburg University course.
The following procedure shall be used to validate credit:
1. The student must receive permission of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Chair of the department in which the course is offered to validate the course credit.
2. The Department Chair shall make appropriate referrals to faculty member(s) (an individual or a committee) teaching the course to request that an examination be prepared and evaluated. Before the examination, the faculty member(s) shall inform the student of the area of knowledge
of course content on which he or she is to be examined.
3. After the examination has been completed, the credit by examination form shall be filled out, signed by the Department Chair and forwarded to the Office of the Registrar.
4. Upon receipt of the completed form, the Registrar shall enter credit for the validated course on the student’s permanent record. A copy of the completed form shall be sent to the student.
5. Validation for any given course can be sought only once.