Catalog 2021-2022

Transfer Credits

Students requesting transfer credit for courses already taken must first request an official transcript from the originating institution be sent to the Office of the Registrar. Transfer credit may be accepted, subject to the following conditions and restrictions.

The course(s) offered for transfer must be comparable in academic quality to Hendrix courses, have originated at an accredited institution, and have a recorded grade of C or better. Credit or Pass grades will not be accepted in transfer. For incoming transfer students, one credit will be awarded for every four semester-hours of accepted transfer work, rounding to the nearest whole credit. Once a student has matriculated at Hendrix, one credit will be awarded for every accepted transfer course, provided the transfer course carries at least three semester-hours of academic weight.

Transfer credit must originate from courses taken at an accredited institution and those courses must appear on the student’s transcript from the originating institution. No transfer credit is awarded for courses that have been applied toward an earned baccalaureate degree.

Current students are strongly urged to seek transfer approval from their adviser and the Registrar prior to enrollment in any course for which transfer approval might be sought. A form for this purpose may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. The number of transfer courses that can be used to fulfill graduation requirements is determined by the residency requirement in the Program for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

If a course is accepted for transfer credit, the grade from the originating institution will not appear on the Hendrix transcript or be included in the Hendrix GPA. Transfer grades will be recorded and included in the Hendrix grade point average if Hendrix is the originating institution (such as the Academia dell’ Arte, Costa Rica, Hendrix-in-Washington, and ROTC programs). A course transferred in as a repeat course may not be used to replace a grade earned in the original Hendrix course.

[This paragraph was added on August 21, 2019] Transcripts for students who studied abroad are evaluated based on the World Education Services (WES) conversion scales.  Students should review the conversion scale for their corresponding study abroad country so they are aware of the grades needed in order for their courses/credits to transfer back to Hendrix.  If the corresponding country is not listed on the WES conversion website, then the student works with the Study Abroad and Registrar’s Offices to have an alternate conversion scale approved before leaving for their study abroad semester.

[This paragraph was added on January 18, 2022] Because of grading changes made due to COVID, courses with a grade of CR will be accepted in transfer if the following criteria are met:

  • The transcript states that the CR grade is based on temporary COVID adaptation;
  • The course was taken during the highly COVID impacted semesters of Spring 2019-2020, Fall 2020-2021, and Spring 2020-2021;
  • Other Hendrix transfer credits policies are satisfied. 

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