Policy on Transfer of Undergraduate Credits

Cincinnati Christian University 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 obtain proper credit applicable to one’s degree program.

The amount of credit transferred from another institution will vary according to the courses required in the degree program selected by the student. The College requires a minimum of thirty-two hours of full-time resident study at CCU for every undergraduate degree. A student who is contemplating transferring credits to CCU should do so as early as possible because of the unique requirements of each degree program.

CCU will transfer from an approved college only those credits that are applicable to the student’s selected degree program in the college. Only an official transcript sent directly from the other college(s) will be evaluated for transfer credit. Comparability of the nature, content, and level of the credit will be considered in determining the appropriateness of the transferred credit. Credits earned through online or correspondence courses at accredited institutions may be evaluated separately to insure adherence to instructional standards.

A tentative evaluation of credits for transfer, which is usually made before one’s enrollment, becomes official after one semester of satisfactory study. The grades for courses transferred do not become part of the student’s cumulative grade point average.

Applicants who have been placed on academic probation or suspension by another college or university will be subject to review by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. The Committee will likewise rule on the admission of any students who have a questionable disciplinary status at another institution. Such applicants must normally meet the same standards required of CCU students under similar academic, disciplinary, or financial status.