Credit Transfer Policy
Updated December, 2012
The following policy was updated in December, 2012 and supercedes the policy that is currently listed in the Course Catalog.
Transfer of Credit
Central Penn provides opportunities for students to transfer credits into their identified program of study. Central Penn accepts only those credits which can be applied to your degree program. To validate the transfer of credits, a transfer evaluation is conducted and clearly outlines credits that have been accepted and applied to the program of study and what credits remain for degree completion.
Central Penn does have a residency requirement for transfer students. Students seeking a bachelor degree must fulfill a minimum residency requirement of 48 credits. Due to the specific nature of associate degrees, transfer students must fulfill one-half of the degree program requirements at Central Penn. Students will receive an individualized transfer evaluation that clearly indicates what courses were accepted and how the credits were applied to the degree program.
If you are interested in transferring credits from another institution, please speak with your enrollment representative. Only grades of “C” or higher will be considered for transfer credit and each situation is handled on a case-by-case basis. Central Penn has established agreements with other postsecondary institutions that identify the transferability of credits. English Composition courses can be transferred provided they are from a regionally accredited college or university. Otherwise, English Composition courses will be considered for potential transfer credits once the student has taken and passed the College placement examination.
If a current student is currently enrolled in an associate degree and wishes to enroll in a bachelor program, they must complete a change of major form. Students will also complete a change of major form to add a second major. Many credits transfer within the College; however, it is wise to consult with your College Advisor prior to the change.
You may appeal a final credit transfer decision by forwarding a written request to the Provost within 45 days of receipt of the decision. Written requests should be explicit in identifying the credit hour or course transfer decision that is being appealed. The decision of the Provost is final.
Students seeking an Associate in Science degree and transferring into the Paralegal program must take 12 credits of the Specialty courses required by the American Bar Association (ABA) at Central Penn College.
Transfer Student Application Procedures
If you are interested in transferring credits to Central Penn from your high school or another accredited post-secondary institution, follow this procedure:
- Send your completed application, noting the extent of your academic training beyond high school.
- Ask your high school and each college/university attended to mail an official transcript directly to our Admissions office.
- After your application and all college transcripts have been received, a transcript evaluation will be conducted. An evaluation can be conducted with unofficial transcript but transfer credits will only be applied to the student record when an official transcript(s) is received.
- Courses which are parallel to courses offered at Central Penn will be counted as transfer credits if a grade of “C” or better was earned in at least a 100-level course. Advanced placement, college in high school, articulated courses, CLEP, and Dantes testing may also transfer.
- You will receive a listing of the credits accepted and courses remaining for degree completion. The transfer credits will be made a part of your permanent record after official college transcripts are received.
- We reserve the right to administer an appropriate examination for transfer credits. You may be asked to verify if any of your transferable credits from your former institution were earned online.
Should you have any questions about this process, contact Records and Registration.
Additionally, while attending Central Penn, if you wish to take a course off campus and transfer those credits, you should make an appointment with the Transcript Evaluator in the Records and Registration office, who will help you to determine if that course credit may be transferred to Central Penn.
The college to which you intend to transfer determines acceptance of transfer credits. If you plan to transfer to another institution after graduation, you are urged to consult that institution’s catalog as early as possible and confer with the appropriate office regarding transfer.