Centenary students may enroll in courses at other accredited colleges and universities and transfer credit hours to Centenary. Students are required to earn at least 60 hours at Centenary to earn a Centenary degree, with an additional 30 hours of work at Centenary for dual degrees. The Transfer Credit Policy listed within the Admission section of catalogue will apply to all students who have been admitted to Centenary and who wish to transfer credit after their admittance.
The following policies will apply to all students entering Centenary as transfer applicants:
- Credits will only be transferred from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Students earning credits from an institution outside of the United States and outside of Centenary’s articulation agreements must first have their transcripts evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) or another approved international evaluation agency.
- Only courses in which the student has earned a “C” or better will transfer. Centenary does not use grades earned at other institutions in the computation of a student’s GPA, and grades earned elsewhere will not appear on the Centenary transcript.
- Courses which are not consistent with the liberal arts tradition, are in disciplines outside of what is offered at Centenary, or are not college level will not be transferred.
- Students who transfer to Centenary are required to complete at least 60 credit hours at Centenary to earn a degree from Centenary.
- No transferrable courses will satisfy the “S”, “W”, or challenge requirements at Centenary.
- Credit will not transfer if the credit is earned during a period of time the student is concurrently enrolled at Centenary, should the transfer hours attempted cause the student to exceed the maximum number of hours allowed for that term without prior documented permission from the Centenary Provost.
- Transfer credits will not be transferred to replace earned credit at Centenary College for equivalent courses.
- Transfer credits will not be accepted for students who have already earned a Centenary degree.
- Current students who wish to earn credits at other institutions in order to transfer them back to Centenary must complete and submit the “Transfer of Credit” form available through the Centenary Re-Enrollment Office prior to enrolling at other institutions.
- The last 30 credit hours required for graduation must be taken in residence, unless they have received permission to graduate under a 3/1 or 3/2 program or they are taking classes at one of Centenary’s partner institutions at home or abroad. A limited number of courses may be transferred during a student’s final two long terms of full time study at Centenary, if these transfer courses receive prior approval by the student’s advisor and the Centenary Director of Re-Enrollment. In the absence of dual approval, a student must petition to transfer credit earned within the last two long terms at Centenary.
- Official transcripts must be sent to the Centenary Director of Re-Enrollment from all institutions where transfer credits were attempted. This policy includes situations where the student withdrew without receiving credit.