Transfer credit is granted only for academically-valid courses in which the student earns a grade of C- or higher. Transfer credit is granted in the form of a comparable course, distribution credit, or elective credit. Credit is normally only awarded for courses taken at a similarly accredited institution. Students who take courses at schools without a similar regional accreditation must provide syllabi for all courses for individual evaluation by the registrar's office and departmental review. If the course is too focused or outside our curriculum delivery, no credit will be granted.
Current students wishing to transfer credit back to Juniata must obtain pre-approval by completing a "Request for Clearance of Transfer Credit" form available in the Registrar's Office. On this form, the appropriate department chair will note the comparable Juniata course(s) (consulting as needed with the most recent instructor of the comparable course), and the student's advisers will indicate approval. For courses not deemed comparable with a Juniata offering, decisions will be made by the Registrar with advice from the appropriate department and the Student Academic Development Committee as appropriate. It is the student's responsibility to obtain information about the course and present this information to advisers and the department chair(s).
Students who enter Juniata with fewer than 24 credit hours may apply no more than 15 transfer credits toward a Juniata degree after their initial entry. No more than six of these 15 credits can be included in the POE. Students who enter Juniata with 24 or more credit hours may transfer credit according to the following chart.
awarded upon entry
|total # transfer credits
allowed after entry
|# transfer credits allowed
in POE after entry
|0 - 23.99||15||8|
|24 - 53.99||9||4|
|54 - 86.99||6||0|
|87 or more||0||0|
Exceptions may be made for students participating in cooperative programs, study abroad programs, and other Juniata-approved programs. Students who have earned an associate degree elsewhere are awarded credit as indicated in the Admission section of this catalog.
Students taking a leave of absence to study at another institution whether abroad or domestic, that is not a Juniata-approved program, must obtain pre-approval by completing a “Request for Clearance of Transfer Credit” form available in the Registrar's Office. These requests are subject to the guidelines listed above.
Students who have earned an associate degree elsewhere are awarded credit as indicated in the Admission section of this catalog. Students transferring to Juniata from an accredited institution without a degree (including those that previously attended Juniata) are awarded credit as indicated in the Admissions section of this catalog.
Prospective International Students: Have you completed university classes? There two ways in which international credit transfer can be processed:
1) If courses are being transferred from a partner university http://www.juniata.edu/departments/international/ea/db/ the original academic records should be submitted to the Dean of the Center for International for evaluation.
2) If the courses are being transferred from a university which has not been previously ‘recognized’ by Juniata,, the student should contact two recommended credential evaluation companies. Please follow the instructions on their website :
- International Education Research Foundation http://www.ierf.org
- World Education Services http://www.wes.org
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. http://www.ece.org
In either case, students who wish to transfer credits should initiate the process prior to arrival so that the information can be readily available as they choose their courses for the first two semesters. Please note once you have matriculated there is a policy of how much credit you may transfer. Look to the Academic Planning for Transfer credit policy.
For more information regarding the transfer clearance process, contact Jodi Prough in the Registrar's Office at 814 641-3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.