Additional Guidelines for Transfer Applications

A maximum of seventy-two (72) semester hours will be accepted toward graduation for students transferring directly from junior, technical, or community colleges. A minimum of twenty-one (21) semester hours in the major, and eight (8) hours in the minor, must be completed at Newberry College, and students must complete the last thirty (30) hours at Newberry College. Courses taken at the junior college level will not substitute for 300- and 400-level courses required in the major program at Newberry College, except by petition and departmental approval. In some cases, students who have earned the Associate’s degree (A.A. or A.S.) from certain South Carolina technical colleges will be credited with a full two years of college-level work without individual course evaluation. Prospective students who plan to transfer should pursue the appropriate transfer curriculum and review the requirements outlined in the articulation agreements at their two-year campus.

For the student transferring directly from another senior-level (four-year) college or university, a minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the semester hours of credit must be completed at Newberry College and at least twelve semester hours in the major. In most cases courses that can be applied to the Newberry College degree will be accepted from regionally accredited institutions, provided the applicant has a grade of “C” or higher at the previously attended institution. (The College Registrar may review all collegiate coursework presented on a case-by-case basis for potential transfer credit.) If a student is awarded transfer credit for a course that carries a Newberry College core tag, the student will also be awarded credit for the tag. This policy does not apply to the WI tag; all WI requirements must be satisfied by Newberry College coursework.

Newberry College reserves the right to determine whether any particular course meets the requirements and standards of the College for transfer. Although a course may transfer, it may not apply directly to a particular major or program. Associates degrees (A.A. or A.S. only) count as a fully satisfied core, aside from 1 religion, and WI requirements as determined by class standing at time of transfer. Religion credits may be awarded through completion of equivalent courses at another institution(s).

Newberry College Online: Online students must transfer at least 45 credit hours applicable to selected degree program in order to enroll in Newberry Online degree-completion programs.