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Transfer Credit

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Transfer Credit

A maximum of 94 semester credit hours may transfer from all institutions attended. Credits from regionally accredited two-year institutions, with grades of “C-” or above, are evaluated on a course-by-course basis. A maximum of 64 undergraduate semester hours will be accepted for transfer from two-year institutions. Within that 64 hour limit, Nebraska Wesleyan University may accept up to 16 semester hours for courses of a technical nature.  Although courses taken at a two-year institution may be equated to 3000-level or 4000-level courses, those courses are not counted as upper-level for the NWU degree.  (An additional 29 undergraduate hours may be transferred for graduates of NLNAC-accredited or state-approved collegiate nursing programs.) Undergraduate credit is accepted from all regionally-accredited four-year institutions for courses with a grade of “C-” or above.

Nebraska Wesleyan students who wish to enroll in one or more courses at another institution should secure in advance the approval of the student's advisor and/or the appropriate department chair(s) to ensure that credits are transferable. Students must earn at least 32 credit hours at Nebraska Wesleyan, of which a minimum of 12 must be in the major. To ensure transferability of credits earned while studying abroad, students should secure written permission from the Director of Global Engagement and their advisors before leaving the United States. For more information and special advising on study abroad programs, contact the Director of Global Engagement. Students transferring from other institutions will have their transcripts evaluated by the Registrar to determine which credits Nebraska Wesleyan will accept.

Transfer credits count toward the total number of hours earned but are not included in GPA calculations. No undergraduate transfer credits are given for courses with a grade of “D+”, “D” or “D-” or the equivalent. No graduate transfer credits are given for courses with a grade or “C+” or lower or the equivalent.

Transfer course equivalencies from local colleges may be found on WebAdvisor (may use Guests menu).

Advanced Placement (AP)

Students may earn college credit for satisfactory performance on AP tests. Refer to WebAdvisor (may use Guests menu) for the list of required AP test scores to earn NWU course credits.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students who have participated in an International Baccalaureate program may earn up to 32 college credits at Nebraska Wesleyan. Credit is granted for those who receive an IB diploma with a score of 30 or higher and have no score less than four in any one of the six examination groups, or for those who have achieved a score of five to seven in individual IB courses taken at the Higher Level (HL).

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students may earn college credit for satisfactory performance on CLEP tests. Refer to WebAdvisor (may use Guests menu) for the list of required CLEP test scores to earn NWU course credits.

 

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