Once the student is accepted and the Office of Admissions has received official transcripts from all previous institutions, those transcripts will be sent to the Registrar's Office for an official transfer evaluation. Typically, transfer evaluations are completed and mailed to the student within 10-14 days of the receipt of all official transcripts. No unofficial evaluations will be completed and all official transcripts must be received in order for an official evaluation to be performed. In determining the transferability of academic credit, the following minimum guidelines will be followed, with the understanding that Methodist University is at no time under any obligation, legal or otherwise, to accept the academic credits of any institution, except where provided for in reciprocal contractual agreements among colleges. The following guidelines apply to all transferable credits:
- The course must have been completed at an institution that was accredited by a regionally accrediting agency at the time the grade was earned.
- In order for a class to transfer it must be graded with a grade of C or better.
- In order for a class to transfer it must be a course offered at Methodist University or must fall within an academic area offered at Methodist University.
- A maximum of 64 semester hours of course work will be accepted from two-year post secondary institutions. Only courses which fulfill 1000/2000 level courses at Methodist University will be transferred from a community/junior college.
- A maximum of 62 semester hours of credit can be earned through non-traditional learning sources. A maximum of 45 semester hours of credit can be earned through CLEP General Examinations, CLEP Subject Examinations, College Board Advanced Placement Examinations, the ACT Proficiency Examination Program (PEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST's), USAFI Subject Standardized Testes (USST's) and USAFI End-Of-Course Examinations. Credit may also be awarded for military experience in accordance with the recommendations stated in the ACE Guide.
- A maximum of 95 semester hours of course work, from all sources, will be accepted as transfer credit by Methodist University. To complete a degree at Methodist University at least 25% of the credit semester hours must be earned through instruction by Methodist University.
- In certain circumstances, courses with a 2000-level designation that are taught at other accredited four-year institutions may be accepted for transfer credit and as a substitute for courses designated as 3000 or 4000-level courses at Methodist University. In such cases, and unless the particular course in question has been previously approved for substitution, the registrar will consult with the relevant department chair and, as necessary, the instructor who normally teaches that 3000 or 4000 level course at Methodist University to determine if the 2000-level course’s content is equivalent and consequently acceptable as a substitution.
North Carolina Community College Articulation Agreement
The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education at an NCICU Signatory Institution. The ultimate goal of this agreement is the seamless articulation from the community college to the NCICU institution with minimal loss of credit or repetition of work.
In response to the North Carolina Community College's request for Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, Methodist University agrees to transfer these courses. All transfer credit must comply with the policies outlined in the Methodist University academic catalogue. A maximum of 64 semester hours of course work will be accepted from two-year post secondary institutions. Course grades of less than C will not be accepted.