Marywood University adheres to the principles outlined in the "Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit" recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, American Council on Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Academic credits, graduate or undergraduate, may be accepted
Marywood University recognizes that people learn in a variety of settings and that some students approach the university experience with college-level learning acquired outside the traditional classroom.
Academic credit or waiver for other college-level learning can be awarded through a variety of programs, such as standardized testing through CLEP,
Marywood subscribes to the standards for quality assurance set forth by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.
Additional information is available from the Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment, Lori Orr. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order for credits to be transferred to Marywood from other colleges and universities, the courses must be college-level, and a minimum grade of C is required. (A grade of C- is not transferable.) Transferable courses must be equivalent to courses offered at Marywood and appropriate to meet degree requirements in a student's major. Some course credits may transfer only as general electives. Grades do not transfer, only credits. A student's QPA (quality point average) at Marywood University depends on courses taken at Marywood or through the Consortium with the University of Scranton.
Credits older than 20 years may be approved for transfer if it is determined that the course content is still relevant. College-level credits earned within 20 years of a student's acceptance to Marywood are usually transferable. Some courses (e.g., science) will not transfer if taken more
At least two-thirds of the degree requirements must be met at Marywood. Departments or individual programs may require more hours taken at Marywood and may limit transfer credits to fewer than this limit. Specific credits and numbers of credits accepted for transfer must be approved in writing by the department chairperson in the degree program or graduate
All credits accepted for transfer must have been taken at the graduate level. Bi-level courses are generally unacceptable and must be specifically justified in the student's departmental records. All credits transferred must be equivalent to a "B" grade or better. If a course has been taken on a pass-fail basis there must be a written statement attached to the requested transfer credit that states it is the institutional policy to grant credit only for grades of "B" or better in graduate