Monroe College’s transfer policy provides an opportunity for students with various prior educational experiences to receive transfer credit for their program of study based on evaluation by the Office of the Registrar in collaboration with the appropriate School.
In order to receive transfer credit, an official transcript must be sent by the student’s prior insitution(s) to the Office of the Registrar. Institutions must have one of the following accreditations: regional; national, by one of the national accrediting agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Commission on Higher Education; or be listed in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Accredited Insitutions of Postsecondary Education (AIPE). International students may be required to have their transcripts evaluated by an evaluation agency such as the World Education Services, the Globe Evaluation Services or an evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluations Services (NACES), to determine the level of the work completed, the subject matter, number of equivalent credits and grade.
Transfer students may be granted a waiver of the placement exam for English and Mathematics based on an evaluation of their prior academic record.
There are many ways prospective students may have earned credit. The following are ways in which students can earn transfer credits/advanced standing:
Students who previously attended an accredited degree granting college or university may transfer up to 30 credits toward an Associate Degree or up to 90 credits into the Bachelor’s Degree program based on the applicability to their program of study. A grade of C or better is required for transfer creidits. Some schools or departments may require a higher grade based on specific programs (i.e. nursing science courses require a grade of B or better).
Students transferring from two-year institutions to the Bachelor’s Program may transfer a maximum of 66 credits which may not be used to satisfy upper level major area courses.
Transfer credit does not carry forward actual letter grades or count in the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA), but does carry credit for the course(s). (In certain circumstances Monroe College students may, with the approval of the Registrar, substitute the grade received at another institution.)
Students may receive credit for courses taken as part of the public service academies training and for additional course work taken post graduation based on evaluation by the Office of the Registrar in collaboration with the appropriate School Dean.
Monroe College accepts for transfer credit military experience and training based on the American Council on Education’s recommendations and the student’s program of study.
The college also evaluates other non-traditional training programs and may accept transfer credit based on recommendations made by the American Council on Education; National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (PONSI).
Credit by External Examination
Monroe College may grant credit earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Proficiency Examination Program (ACT-PEP), the Advanced Placement Examination (AP) offered by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) taken in high school, Defense Activity for Non-traditional Standardized Examinations (DANTES), professional certification Exams, College administered proficiency exams, and other examinations based on the student’s program of study.
Monroe College provides an opportunity for students to obtain up to 12 credits for learning that occurs as a result of career or personal experiences. Credits awarded for prior learning experience cannot be used as part of the residency requirements for the degrees being pursued. Students interested in learning more about obtaining credits based on prior learning should contact the Academic Office on their campus.
Prior learning credit will be awarded upon presentation of a formal portfolio by the student who demonstrates how the “experience” relates to the student’s program of study. Credit may be awarded for both required and elective courses. The portfolio must reference the specific competencies learned and provide evidence of how this relates to the course in question. The experience alone is not sufficient to warrant advanced standing credits being awarded. The portfolio should include detailed descriptions of the experience, including, but not limited to, the work performed, the responsibilities of the student, and any formal credentials received as a result of the experience.
The final credit approval is contingent upon administrative approval and evaluation by the appropriate school dean.
Students may not apply for prior learning credit that specifically includes knowledge contained in a course previously attempted at Monroe in any form.