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 also 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 Behavioral Science.
The American Bar Association (ABA) approval requires that ten (10) hours of legal specialty courses be taken in traditional (face-to-face) format. To determine if the credits are acceptable for transfer, the Program Chair of Legal Studies works with the Registrar and Transfer Evaluator to ensure that 10 hours of legal specialty courses be taken in traditional (face-to-face) format. Twelve legal specialty credits must be taken at the College for the Paralegal program. In addition, four courses (12 credits) of legal specialty classes have been designated as classes that only run in the traditional classroom format. Those classes are:
- 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 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 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.