Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Admission and Transfer Policies

The Distance Education Program adheres to the regular University admission and transfer policies.

The Registrar is responsible for transfer credit evaluation.  Transcripts are reviewed to determine which academic credits will transfer and their applicability to degree requirements.  Course credits earned from regionally accredited colleges and universities will be accepted as transfer credit subject to the following guidelines:

  1. Courses with grades of C- or higher will transfer.
  2. Concurrent enrollment for transfer credit must be approved prior to registering at another college or university.  The student must file a request with the Distance Education office, and the course(s) must be approved for applicability of credit for degree requirements.
  3. A limited amount of transfer credit from certain unaccredited schools may be accepted upon review by the faculty.
  4. Courses considered technical, developmental/remedial, continuing education, co-operative education, extension, English as a Second Language, and non-credit classes will not transfer.
  5. Even though credit hours are transferable, the transferred hours may not necessarily apply toward a particular degree program or general education.
  6. Religion courses will be considered for transfer.
  7. Transfer students' cumulative grade point averages will include both grades earned in courses accepted in transfer and grades earned in courses taken in the Distance Education Program.
  8. Transfer of experiential credit is described below in the section on Alternatives for Acquiring Credit.

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