Only credits earned at a regionally accredited college or university may be transferred to Morningside College. Only courses for which the student received the grade of “C-” (1.7) or better will be accepted as part of the general studies, major, minor, or cluster requirements. (Some state and national accreditation agencies require some departments to have higher minimum standards, e.g., nursing). Courses which the student completed and received a grade of less than “C-” may be used as elective credits only. Failing grades will be calculated to determine financial aid status, but no failing grades will be transcribed.
Courses and corresponding grades which are eligible for transfer will be listed on the Morningside transcript, but will not be included in any grade point calculations.
Quarter hours do not transfer to exact semester credits. Equivalency in those cases will be determined by the Registrar with consultation, if necessary, with the Dean of the College and the relevant academic department chair.
Credits earned at unaccredited institutions may be considered for transfer on a case-by-case basis, and the student will be expected to provide all requested documentation (e.g., syllabus, texts, instructor qualifications). For the most part, credits earned at proprietary schools (e.g. business schools, technical/vocational and trade schools) will not transfer to Morningside.
A maximum of 94 semester credits in transfer will be accepted toward an undergraduate degree. A maximum of 62 semester credits will be accepted from an accredited two-year community or junior college. No more than 16 semester credits (24 quarter hours) of technical/vocational courses will be accepted toward a baccalaureate degree. Once a student reaches junior standing, only courses at 200 level or above from a four-year accredited college or university will be accepted for transfer credit.
Courses satisfying general studies requirements or major/minor requirements in each Morningside degree program must be equivalent in methodology, subject matter, level of instruction, and requirements to the same, or similar, courses at Morningside. The Registrar will determine equivalency in consultation with the Dean of the College and the chairs of academic departments within which the courses are offered for credit.
Courses submitted for transfer credit for major or minor programs or clusters must be equivalent in methods, subject matter, level of instruction, and requirements to the Morningside courses. The Registrar will determine equivalency in consultation with the Dean of the College and the chairs of the academic departments involved as necessary.
Courses submitted as transfer credit for open electives are not subject to the “equivalency test.” They are, however, subject to approval by the Dean of the College and the Registrar.
The transfer student must meet the minimum of 124 semester credits required for a baccalaureate degree from Morningside College.