Transfer Credit Policy
The Citadel requires that the following guidelines be met for a course to be accepted for transfer credit:
- A course must be taken at an accredited institution.
- There must be a comparable course offered by The Citadel.
- A grade of "C-" or better must be earned.
- Courses graded on a Pass/Fail basis (typically identified as a grade of "P" or "F" on a transcript) will only be considered if the institution where the courses were completed indicates in their published grade scale that a "Pass" or grade "P" is equivalent to a grade of "C-" or better.
- Credit hour value of transfer courses must be equal to or greater than The Citadel course for which substitution is sought; however, credits transferred will not exceed those of The Citadel equivalent.
- Courses previously passed at The Citadel are not acceptable for transfer.
- Permission to take approved course(s) does not waive residency requirements at The Citadel, specifically:
i. One-half of all credits applied toward a degree must be earned at The Citadel.
ii. 30 of the last 37 hours must be obtained at The Citadel and these hours must be
earned within 5 years of the data of graduation.
- No more than four courses and their associated labs totaling not more than 14 credit hours (2 courses each summer term) may be transferred for summer sessions. No more than one course totaling three credit hours may be transferred during Maymester. Any exception to the number of hours that may be earned during a summer session or to the total number of hours that may be earned during summer school must be approved by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.
- Quality points do not transfer, thus your GPR is not affected by courses taken at other colleges.
- A signed transient form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar prior to taking courses at another college
- The Citadel will accept no transfer credits earned while a student is on academic or conduct discharge or while conduct charges are pending.
- Not all courses count as transfer credit. For instance, CEU's or what is known as Continuing Education Units, Remedial Course credits, and Credit-by-exam earned at other institutions are not generally counted as transfer credit.