Transfer Credit Policy & Procedures
Transfer Policy Summary
Hartwell University has a generous credit transfer policy and is gradually increasing the number of credits accepted each term.
- Fall 2021: up to 30 transfer credit hours
- Spring 2022: up to 45 transfer credit hours
- Summer 2022: up to 60 transfer credit hours
- Summer 2023: up to 75 transfer credit hours
Transfer Policy Summary
- Official college transcripts must be submitted in order for credit to be evaluated.
- Students can transfer credits from any accredited college in the US or abroad.
- Students can transfer credits from any accredited school, in any country.
- Transfer credits can be in any field (including vocational fields).
Process to Send in Transcripts
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- Photocopies, faxes, emails or unofficial transcripts sent from the student will not be accepted.
- Once you have submitted a college transcript, an official transcript evaluation will be done to determine the number of credits that will be granted for prior college work.
Transfer Credit Acceptance Standards
- Transfer credit is granted only for courses in which the equivalent to Hartwell University’s standard for a “C-” or better has been earned, and which fit the university’s academic program requirements.
- Courses in which a grade of “pass” is received must be certified by the school as being equivalent to Hartwell University’s standard for a “C-” or higher in order to be accepted in transfer.
- Transfer credits must be from either U.S.-based schools that are accredited by a body that is recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, or non-US institutions that are listed in the International Handbook of Universities.
- Hartwell University follows a semester hour system, so transfer credits from quarter hour systems are divided by 1.5. Semester Hours = Quarter Hours/1.5.
Transfer Credits for Students Outside of North America
- For foreign students, we use the transcript evaluation services of World Education Services or NARIC if their transcripts are not in English or if there is not a clear translation of credits mechanism from the program in their country.
- International students should check to see if their school is accredited in: http://whed.net/home.php.
- International students from schools not listed in that directory may have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services or NARIC.
- Transcripts and official documents must be in English or be accompanied by an official translation into English.
- Where official transcripts are unobtainable due to circumstances beyond the student’s control, Hartwell University may accept for review a valid affidavit that substantiates the student’s academic record.
- In all cases, Hartwell University reserves the right to determine whether it will accept transfer credits from another academic institution.
Credit by Examination
Hartwell University will accept up to 30 hours of transfer credit earned through these credit-by-examination and credit recommendation services:
Acceptance of Transfer Credit from Hartwell
Hartwell does not guarantee the transferability of credits to a college, university or institution. Any decision on the comparability, appropriateness and applicability of credits and whether they should be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.