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Transfer Students

Thank you for your consideration in making the transfer to Providence Christian College! We know that choosing a college can be a daunting decision, especially when changing institutions. Providence accepts transfer students from most accredited post-high school institutions. In fact, many transfer students now at Providence have thrived as they continue their education with us. Please use the following information to better understand the process at Providence. Feel free to ask our admissions staff questions as they seek to make the application process informative and seamless.

Am I a Transfer Student?

A transfer student is one who has earned college credit after graduating from high school or is currently earning college credit after having graduated from high school. Students who earned college credit while enrolled in high school (dual credits/dual enrollment) are considered first time college students, even though they may receive transfer credit.

Transfer students will not be required to submit their SAT or ACT scores if they’ve completed 24 credits at a 2 or 4 year college.

Do I need to Apply?

All students are required to complete the application process.

General Transfer Info

  • Credit will be accepted from regionally or nationally accredited institutions. Those transferring from unaccredited institutions should contact the Registrar’s Office.
  • Course credit hours are awarded based on semester units of credit. Quarter credit hours are converted to semester credit hours by multiplying quarter credits by 3/5.
  • Students may transfer up to 64 semester credits.
  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.00) is required in a course to receive credit.
  • Grade point average (GPA) for graduation purposes is based on work completed at Providence and does not include courses taken elsewhere.
  • All students must complete their last year in residence.
  • For graduation, at least 9 upper-division credit hours for each concentration must be taken at Providence.
  • College-level credit earned during the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades (dual credits) will be given credit.
  • A maximum of 36 credits may be earned by examination (AP, IB, and CLEP exams).
  • Courses may not transfer due to: low grades (“C-“ or lower), courses taken for credit/no credit or pass/fail, remedial courses, technical or vocational courses, repeat of work already taken, etc.
  • Courses will transfer after an official transcript is received and after matriculation at Providence.

The registrar will work on a case-by-case basis with applicants seeking to transfer from other colleges or universities to determine how progress toward meeting the applicant’s academic goals can best be achieved.

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