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Transfer Credit Policy


Denison accepts transfer credit for courses that are either equivalent to a course in the Denison catalog or at a level deemed appropriate by the department or program in which credit is being sought.  Requests to have transfer credit fulfill a major, minor or concentration requirement are subject to approval by the department or program. The initial determination of the satisfaction of a competency requirement, including the Power & Justice (P), Quantitative Reasoning (Q), Oral Communication (R), and Writing Competency (W), would be determined by the academic department or program. Any appeals to the initial determination may be directed to the General Education Competency Committee (GECC) for the P, Q, and R, and to the Writing Committee for the W competency.

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.

Current Students

Transfer Students

  • An official transcript, along with course syllabi, must be submitted well in advance to the Registrar’s Office.
  • The Registrar’s Office will facilitate the approval process between the student and department or program.
  • Students will receive a preliminary transfer credit evaluation that will indicate the courses that have been approved to transfer to Denison.
  • Course work must be completed with a minimum grade of ‘C’.
  • Transfer grades will appear on Denison transcript, but will not be included in the grade point calculations.
  • Credit hour conversion:
    • Semester to semester – credit value will remain the same. 
    • Quarters to semester – credit value is multiplied by 0.67.