Transferring College Credit Standards

CCU will accept credits for relevant subjects from schools accredited by institutional and professional agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education on the basis of equivalency for work bearing a grade of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Credits from schools accredited by the transnational association of Christian Colleges and Schools or from non-accredited schools will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to assure that instructor’s qualifications and instructional rigor meet widely accepted standards for higher education.

Credit may be transferred for courses completed at military schools if the credit is recommended in a Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services. DD forms 295, 214, or other course completion certificates are required to apply applicable credit(s) to a degree program.

The amount of credit transferred from another institution will vary according to the courses required in the student’s declared degree program. CCU requires students to fulfill a minimum of thirty-two hours of full-time resident study for every undergraduate degree.

CCU will transfer from an approved institution only those credits that are applicable to the student’s selected degree program. Transfer credits will be evaluated and applied only from official transcripts received directly from the respective institution(s). The nature, content, and level of courses will be considered to determine whether or not credit will be applied to the CCU degree. Credits earned for online or correspondence courses at accredited institutions may be evaluated individually in order to assess adherence to instructional standards.

A tentative evaluation of credits for transfer is usually conducted prior to enrollment at CCU although transfer credit is not applied to the CCU transcript until the student achieves one semester of satisfactory academic progress. Grades of transferred courses do not become part of the student’s cumulative grade point average.

Applicants who have at any time been placed on Academic Probation, Academic Suspension, Disciplinary Probation, or Disciplinary Suspension by another institution must submit a letter of appeal to the CCU Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. This letter should indicate the nature and current status of the censure. The applicant should also identify factors that have changed that ensure academic and social success at CCU.