Advising and Registration:
Peirce College welcomes students who wish to transfer credits from other institutions. Submission of official transcripts from all previous colleges attended is required as part of the admission process. After acceptance, an Enrollment Representative or Academic Advisor will evaluate each transcript and those credits approved for transfer will be entered on the student's academic record. Non-matriculated students are allowed to take up to 15 credits while waiting for official transcripts and other documents to be evaluated. Students will be notified about final acceptance into a matriculated program after review of official documents.
Peirce College, in its sole discretion, may permit the transfer of credits in the following instances:
- The institution where credits are earned holds regional or association accreditation or is a candidate for such accreditation. Peirce College reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to consider transfer credits from non-accredited institutions for courses that are consistent with Peirce College academic standards.
- The courses are applicable to the student's academic program at Peirce and are equivalent to courses that Peirce offers.
- The student received a grade of C or better.
- The course is equivalent to at least three Peirce College credits. When converting quarter hour credits to semester credits, the earned quarter hours will be multiplied by 2/3 to determine semester credits. Each Peirce College three-credit course requires 42 contact or clock hours.
- Specialized courses that are time sensitive due to technology changes, e.g. computer courses, will be considered for transfer credit. All technology courses will be reviewed by the Faculty Chair, Information Technology to determine if credit will be granted. Subject to the above criteria, general education and business/legal courses may be transferable regardless of age.
- Courses that do not meet the above criteria may be accepted at the sole discretion of the College provided the student wishing to transfer can prove proficiency in the course through credit by examination.
- Developmental courses are not transferable.
- Matriculated students who wish to take a course at another institution must complete and submit an Off Campus Class Form to their Program Advisor. This request must then be approved by the Manager, On Campus Academic Advising prior to taking any off campus courses. Failure to do this may result in the credits not being accepted by the College.
- Courses are evaluated in accordance with the American Council on Education Guides and The Directory of National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (PONSI) Guide. These guides include, but are not limited to, Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education, The Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs, and External Degrees in the Information Age.
- When credits are transferred from another institution either at inception of the program of study or during the program at Peirce, the grade does not transfer. The grades from another institution do not impact the cumulative grade point average (GPA) for courses completed at Peirce College.