TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICY
Central Penn College (the College) provides opportunities for students to transfer credits
into their identified program of study. The College accepts only those credits which can
be applied to the degree program. To validate the transfer of credits, a transfer evaluation
is conducted and clearly outlines credits that have been awarded and applied to the
program of study and what credits remain for degree completion.
Students interested in transferring credits from another institution should speak with
their admission counselor. Courses are evaluated for credit by reviewing course content
regardless of mode of instruction and only grades of “C” or higher will be considered
for transfer credits. Course(s) with grades of Pass/Fail generally do not transfer. Each
transfer evaluation is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Students who transfer in 12 or
more college credits may waive IDS101/CPC Foundations. IDS101/CPC Foundations may
be waived for students who completed 12 college credits at the 100 level or higher with
a C or better. If IDS101 is waived, students will choose another lower level Social and
The American Bar Association (ABA) requires that paralegal students take a minimum of
nine (9) legal specialty credits in a traditional (on-ground) format. This requirement can be
satisfied by legal specialty credits transferred from other institutions only if those credits
are taken in a traditional format at those institutions. The Paralegal Program Director
works with the Registrar and transfer evaluator to determine whether transferred credits
meet this requirement.
To facilitate this requirement, the following legal specialty classes run only in the
traditional format at Central Penn and cannot be taken online:
• LGS135 Legal Research and Writing I
• LGS280 Legal Research and Writing II
• LGS140 Civil Litigation I
• LGS230 Civil Litigation II
In addition to credits earned at another institution, the College also awards transfer
credit(s) from the following sources, where applicable:
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College accepts CLEP examinations for transfer credit in identified areas. The
College follows the published ACE Recommended Credit-Granting scores. The course
equivalency listing identifies the credit the College will grant for each examination and is
available from the Registrar or on the College website.
A student can obtain a total of 9 credits toward an associate degree and 18 credits
toward a bachelor’s degree through CLEP examinations. For information on available
CLEP testing centers please visit www.collegeboard.com/CLEP to find a conveniently
located testing site.
CLEP for Military Personnel (DANTES)
The College awards transfer credit to eligible military personnel taking CLEP
examinations through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
(DANTES) program. A student can obtain a total of 9 credits towards an associate degree
and 18 credits toward a bachelor’s degree through CLEP examinations. For a complete
listing of CLEP examinations along with accepted equivalencies, please visit the
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The College grants up to six transfer credits per course for scores of four or better in
relevant higher level courses. Three transfer credits per course are granted for scores
of five or better in relevant standard level courses. A maximum of 36 transfer credits
(equivalent to one year of classes) may be granted.
The College grants three transfer credits for relevant A-Level courses with a grade of C
or higher. Up to six transfer credits per course are granted for scores of B or higher in
specific relevant courses.
Advanced Placement (AP)
The Advanced Placement (AP) program offered through the College Board offers high
school students the opportunity to challenge themselves to gain college credit. Students
participating in AP courses can work on gaining the skills and attitudes needed to be
successful in college. Students from high schools with articulation agreements can
transfer up to 12 AP credits. See the College’s website for AP transfer information. AP
credits may not be used in addition to articulated coursework with high schools or area
vocational/technical programs. For a complete listing of AP examinations along with
accepted equivalencies, please visit the College website.
Students may appeal a final credit transfer decision by forwarding a written request
to the Registrar within 45 days of receipt of the decision. Written requests should be
explicit in identifying the credit hour or course transfer decision that is being appealed.
The decision of the Registrar is final.