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Transfer Credit

After a student has been fully admitted to the University as a degree candidate, the Office of the Registrar evaluates transcripts from other colleges and/or universities.  Credit will be awarded for each appropriate course, taken at properly accredited institutions, in which a grade of "C-" or better was earned.  Credit may also be granted for programs approved by the American Council on Education or PONSI.  Official transcripts are required for evaluation.  The student is responsible for requesting course descriptions from the original institution if the University deems it necessary.

If you are a prospective undergraduate student needing more information about transfer credit evaluations, please contact the Admissions Office for your program.

Advanced Placement Credit (AP)

Students who have completed college-level work in their secondary schools should take the appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) test administered by the CEEB. In most subjects, Queens grants advanced placement and course credit automatically if the student scores either 4 or 5 on such tests. Duplicate credit will not be awarded in the event IB and/or CLEP examination credit is accepted or if the scores duplicate credit already earned. Total combined AP, IB, and CLEP credit awarded will not exceed 38 semester hours.  Neither grades nor quality points will be awarded, nor may AP, IB, or CLEP credits satisfy the final 30 hours required for graduation from Queens. Official AP, IB, and CLEP scores should be submitted to Queens Registrar.

International Baccalaureate Credit (IB)

Queens will grant six semester hours of elective credit in each area in which a student has achieved a score of 5, 6, or 7 in a higher level examination.  Assignment of specific course credit will be determined at the student's request and the discretion of the individual department. Students who earn a 5, 6, or 7 on the English portion of the IB examination (or 4, 5 on the AP English examination) will receive 3 elective credits for English 110 and will be required to take English 120 in the spring semester of the freshman year.  Duplicate credit will not be awarded in the event AP and/or CLEP examination credit is accepted or if the scores duplicate credit already earned. Total combined AP, IB, and CLEP credit awarded will not exceed 38 semester hours.  Neither grades nor quality points will be awarded, nor may AP, IB, or CLEP credits satisfy the final 30 hours required for graduation from Queens. Official AP, IB, and CLEP scores should be submitted to the Queens Registrar.

College Level Examination Program Credit (CLEP)

Queens awards credit and advanced placement to students who score satisfactorily on approved subject level tests of the CLEP. Course and credit equivalencies can be found on the Queens website. Duplicate credit will not be awarded in the event AP and/or IB examination credit is accepted or if the scores duplicate credit already earned. Total combined AP, IB, and CLEP credit awarded will not exceed 38 semester hours.  Neither grades nor quality points will be awarded, nor may AP, IB, or CLEP credits satisfy the final 30 hours required for graduation from Queens. Official AP, IB, and CLEP scores should be submitted to the Queens Registrar.

Policies Concerning Prior Learning Assessment

Residency Requirement
At least 45 of the 120 credit hours (for Hayworth students) and 122 credit hours (for Traditional Undergraduates) required for a bachelor's degree must be earned at Queens University of Charlotte no matter how many hours are accepted in transfer, or are earned through examinations or certifications, unless the student already holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.  In this case, at least 31 of the 120 credit hours required for a degree must be earned at Queens University of Charlotte.

 Maximum Credit from a Two-Year Institution
No more than 60 hours required for graduation may be transferred from two-year institutions.* 
*Queens University of Charlotte participates in a comprehensive North Carolina articulation system and will accept 64 credit hours from graduates of NC public two-year institutions.

Calculating the Cumulative Grade Point Average

A student's cumulative grade point average is based solely on work at Queens University of Charlotte.  Transferred credits from other institutions will not be calculated in the Queens GPA.

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