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Transfer Credit

This section is geared to undergraduate students. Graduate students should consult the appropriate Graduate office for assistance.

New Transfer Students

Students transferring from accredited two-year colleges may transfer up to 64 semester hours. An additional 64 semester hours must be taken on the senior college level, with the final 32 semester hours for graduation taken at Gardner-Webb.

Students transferring from accredited four-year colleges may transfer up to 96 semester hours. For a bachelor’s degree, the final 32 semester hours for graduation must be taken at Gardner-Webb. Candidates for the associate’s degree must take their final 24 hours at Gardner-Web.

Credit may be transferred only for courses in which the student has earned a C (2.0) or better. The student must meet graduation requirements for the total number of hours required.

Courses accepted as transfer credit are recorded with grades, grade points, and quality points. However, the grade point average for graduation is computed on academic credit earned at Gardner-Webb. The Registrar interprets the transfer policy and certifies students for graduation.

If you are having trouble understanding your evaluation of transfer credits, or if you would like to question the way your courses transferred into Gardner-Webb, please call or email Sonya Torres at (704) 406-3041 or [email protected].create new email

Current Students

Students who plan to take courses at other institutions during a regular term or summer session must have the prior permission of the Registrar. An online Request to Recognize Transient Credit form must be completed for approval. The Registrar will give permission for work only from fully accredited institutions. Credit is only approved for courses of college level which also are credited toward graduation. After completion of such courses, the student must request an official transcript be sent to the Registrar at Gardner-Webb University.

Students must have earned less than 96 in a BS or BA degree program or less than 42 hours in the AA Degree Graphic Design program or less than 48 hours in the AS Degree in Nursing program. If the earned hours fall within the state limits, use the online Request to Recognize Transient Credit form. To access the form:

  1. Log in to WebbConnect
  2. Under the Launchpad, choose the Registration folder
  3. Request to Recognize Transient Credit Form

If a student has exceeded the transient credit limit (48 hours for the AS Degree in Nursing Program, 42 hours in the AA Degree in Graphic Design program, or 96 hours in a BS or BA degree program), fully completed “Request to Waive Transient Credit Limit” form must be submitted for approval by the appropriate Associate Provost.

  1. Log in to WebbConnect
  2. Under the Launchpad, choose Registration folder
  3. Request to Waive Transient Credit Limit
  4. Print the form
  5. Complete the student portion
  6. Submit to your advisor to complete the advisor portion.
  7. Submit to the Dean or Chair of your course of study to complete their section.
  8. Submit the completed form to Registrar Services for processing and submission to the appropriate Associate Provost for approval.

An email will be sent to notify the student of the status of each request. Upon the completion of the course, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain an official college transcript. This official transcript must be sent:

Email:
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US Postal Service:
Sherri Jackson
Gardner-Webb University
Box 7323
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Personally: transcript must be sealed from the institution

Guidelines for Transient Credit

Gardner-Webb University students may apply for transient credit if the following conditions are met. A student may obtain permission for concurrent enrollment if the student wants a guarantee for the credit to meet a certain requirement or to be equivalent to a specific Gardner-Webb course. Otherwise, the form is not necessary.

  1. The academic standing of a Gardner-Webb University student for retention purposes cannot be improved by attendance at another institution.
  2. Credit will not be accepted for the following.
  3. Students not in good academic standing (i.e., students on probation or suspension).
  4. Students who attend institutions other than regionally-accredited colleges or universities.
  5. Students wishing to repeat a course in which a grade of “C-” or lower was made at Gardner- Webb. Once a course has been taken at Gardner-Webb University, a student may not receive transfer credit to replace the course.
  6. Students majoring in Biology and/or Chemistry taking a science course with an online lab.
  7. Students taking a natural science course that has a two-course sequence where the first course has an online lab.
  8. If a student has exceeded the transient credit limit (48 hours for the AS Degree in Nursing Program, 42 hours in the AA Degree in Graphic Design program, or 96 hours in a BS or BA degree program), fully completed “Request to Waive Transient Credit Limit” form must be submitted for approval by the appropriate Associate Provost.
  9. Credit may be transferred only for courses in which the student has earned a “C” (2.0) or better. The student must meet graduation requirements for the total number of hours required. See the TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY in the Academic Catalog concerning required number of hours allowed from a two-year college and a four-year college to count toward a bachelor’s degree from Gardner-Webb University.
  10. It is the responsibility of the student to request an official transcript from the host institution to be sent to Registrar Services at Gardner-Webb University immediately following completion of the course. It should be mailed to Sherri Jackson, Gardner-Webb University, P.O. Box 7323, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 or sent electronically to [email protected]create new email
  11. If the student is in the final term of study, the official transcript must be received from the host institution by the same deadline date as all grades for graduating seniors. This date is posted on the Academic Calendar. Transcripts not received by this date will delay the student’s graduation date.
  12. If the student completes the “Transient Credit Request” form, the form must be submitted before the last class day of the semester prior to the requested semester of study.
  13. Student must pay the processing fee. This fee is billed to the student account through the Student Accounts Office at Gardner-Webb University once the official transcript is received and credit has been issued. Please be advised that this is a processing fee and it is non-refundable.
  14. It is to the student’s benefit to register for the course before submitting the “Request to Recognize Transient Credit” form. This will allow for changes in the schedule without incurring additional processing fees.

Questions?

If you are having trouble understanding your evaluation of transfer credits, if you would like to question the way your courses transferred into Gardner-Webb, or you have questions regarding transient credit, please call or email Sherri Jackson at (704) 406-4262 or [email protected]create new email.