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.
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
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 here or 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.
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
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
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.
The following sections explain policies for accepting Advanced Placement Credits, International Baccalaureate Credits, and Cambridge International Credits. In some cases, based on a recommendation from the appropriate department chair, College-Level Examination Program Credits may be accepted. A maximum of six credits may be awarded for any combination of AP, IB, Cambridge, IE, and CLEP exam credits.