Types of Transfer Credit
Transfer credit will be honored only if taken at an accredited college or university and only if the student submits an official transcript within 180 days of the course completion.
Upon department approval, Advanced Placement, British System “A” Level Examination, International Baccalaureate, College Level Examination Program and Post-Secondary Options may also transfer to Denison.
- Denison University participates in the Advanced Placement Program (AP) sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Denison's AP equivalencies can be viewed at Advanced Placement Chart (AP).
- Incoming First-Year students and Transfer students who score a 4 or a 5 on an AP Examination may receive academic credit for their scores.
- Should results be presented in academic disciplines or areas that are not part of the Denison curriculum, credit will be subject to departmental review and credit hours may or may not be assigned.
- Most courses for which credits are granted will not satisfy a general education requirement or major/minor requirement.
- Credit is usually given in the term in which scores are received or fall semester of the student’s first year at Denison University.
- The scores are not assigned a letter grade and will not be included in the grade point calculations.
- Incoming first-year students and transfer students should claim such earned Advanced Placement credit within the first semester of enrolling at Denison. Information for requesting an official AP grade report can be found on the College Board website. Denison's CEEB code is 1164.
- If a student wishes to take a course in which he has received AP credit, the AP credit must be deleted from the student’s record. Credit for a course can only be applied for graduation once.
British System 'A' Level Examination
- Students presenting “A” or “B” marks on the British System “A’ Level Examination may seek approval from the appropriate Denison department or program for advanced placement credits.
- Sometimes results from advanced placement examinations can be applied toward general education or major/minor credits but departments reserve the right for review and the final determination of how such credits count.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Student must score at or above the 75th percentile on a subject examination.
- Student must discuss the course and performance with the appropriate department chairperson(s).
- The College Entrance Examination Board advanced placement tests are given during the month of May. Information concerning the schedule by subjects, places where tests will be given, application fee, and nature of the tests may be obtained by visiting the College Board website or by writing to: CEEB Advanced Placement Tests, Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Students must score a 6 or 7 on the high level of an International Baccalaureate (IB) Subject Exam.
- Students must discuss the course and performance with the appropriate chairpersons(s). The department or program will then make a recommendation to the Registrar regarding the awarding of credit.
Post Secondary Options
- This Ohio-based program allows selected Ohio high school senior students to enroll in college courses while still pursuing their high school diploma.
- Courses must be taught by a college professor on a college campus.
- Credits must be transcribed by an accredited post-secondary institution.
- Transfer credit is subject to approval by the department or program.