Criteria for the Acceptance of Transfer Credit
Westminster College awards transfer credit for coursework that meets the following criteria:
- The transfer institution must be regionally accredited; some programs require professional accreditation in addition to regional accreditation;
- Only graduate-level course work can be applied to a graduate program
- In most cases, transfer credit is approved upon Admission
It may not be possible to transfer credit into some graduate programs. Consult with your individual program advisor for questions related to previously completed course work. Program directors must notify the Registrar in writing of any approved credit.
All foreign transcripts are evaluated by Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI), which determines the level of coursework taken and the semester hour and grade equivalents. Only coursework that is determined to be equivalent to graduate college-level academic work that meets the criteria noted above will be considered for transfer. Equivalencies to Westminster courses will be determined by graduate program directors.
Converting Quarter Credit Hours to Semester Credit Hours
A quarter hour is equal to two-thirds of a semester hour, so one quarter hour transfers as .67 credit hours. Students transferring from institutions using the quarter system do not lose credit, because semesters are longer than quarters.
Quarter Hours and Westminster Hour Requirements
To be accepted as meeting Westminster College requirements, courses must not only have equivalent academic content, they must also equal at least two-thirds of the Westminster required hours, e.g., a language class must be 2.68 credit hours or more.