effective 11/2018 | Albright College

effective 11/2018

Study at Other Institutions

Current Albright students can transfer to Albright courses taken only from accredited degree-granting institutions. Any exceptions to this policy will be determined by the academic departments involved and the academic dean.

Only courses in which a student earns a grade of C- or better will be transferred to Albright. No more than four courses can be transferred once a student becomes an Albright degree student. The grades earned in transfer courses will not be counted in the Albright grade point average (GPA).

In the case of non-major courses, students must obtain preliminary approval to take a course at another academic institution from the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar will use academic standards and guidelines provided by the academic departments in granting preliminary approval for a transfer course. Preliminary approval does not guarantee that transfer credit will be granted. Final approval for transfer credit will be granted only when Albright receives an official transcript from the other institution and any other materials that may be requested to establish the nature and transferability of the course, for example a syllabus indicating expected learning outcomes.

In the case of major courses, students must obtain preliminary approval to take a course at another academic institution from the chair of their major’s academic department, the chair of the academic department in which course credit is sought (if it a related course) and from the Registrar’s Office. Preliminary approval does not guarantee that transfer credit will be granted. Final approval for transfer credit will be granted only when Albright receives an official transcript from the other institution and any other materials requested to establish the nature and transferability of the course.

Academic departments will use appropriate academic standards in the evaluation of transfer work. This may include, but is not limited to, the evaluation of a course syllabus and expected learning outcomes, other course materials, student work, and the administration of an examination by the department.

Students transferring to Albright from other institutions are governed by the above regulations once they are degree students at Albright. Transfer students must complete at least sixteen course units at Albright to earn an Albright degree and they may be required to complete more than sixteen course units in order to fulfill specific general studies and/or major requirements.

Courses taken in approved Study Abroad programs or in approved domestic Off-Campus Study semester-long programs (such as the Washington Center or the National Theater Institute) are treated as Albright courses for the requirement that transfer students must complete at least sixteen course units at Albright. They are also treated as Albright courses for the requirement that current students can take no more than four courses at other institutions.

Albright’s adult Accelerated Degree Program does not accept transfer courses for major credit due to the cohort-based model of its Degree Completion Program. Also, Accelerated Degree Program students can transfer more than four courses after becoming an Albright degree student.