Policies on Transfer Credit
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS:
Careful review of these policies is very important before enrolling in any coursework outside of Baylor.
I. General Policies on Transfer Credit
- A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all courses transferred to Baylor; this coursework does not alter the Baylor grade point average.
- A maximum of seventy (70) semester hours may be transferred from a community/junior college.
- A minimum of sixty (60) semester hours must be earned in residence, although the University urges a much higher number. This minimum must include the last thirty hours of degree requirements.
- No course at or above the "3000" level may be taken at a community/junior college, and no community/junior college course will be evaluated as an advanced course.
- Course credit will not be given for courses taken at other colleges or universities if a student is concurrently enrolled during that same term at Baylor University. Students enrolled in the Baylor@MCC co-enrollment program are exempt from this policy.
- Courses taken pass/fail will not be eligible for transfer.
- Baylor highly values oral and written communication. The university believes that our required English courses provide students with the essential preparation they need to strengthen their writing abilities. Consequently, if a student earns credit for as many as two of the four required English courses before registering as a Baylor student (i.e. pre matriculation), the university strongly recommends that the remaining English credit be earned in residence.
- In order for pre-matriculation students to receive credit for PSC 2302, they must transfer in equivalents for both PSC 1305 and PSC 1306.
II. Policies Specific to Coursework Transferred in Post-matriculation
- After matriculation (meaning after a student has enrolled at Baylor), a student may transfer a maximum of fifteen (15) semester hours to Baylor for degree credit.
- After matriculation, a student may transfer a maximum of two (2) courses from any single course prefix (e.g., ENG, HIS, or SPA).
- Some departments require students who transfer courses at the post-matriculation level from another institution to complete a Readiness Exam prior to beginning a subsequent course for which the transferred course is a prerequisite. A Readiness Exam is only administered to students who have transferred in a prerequisite course and who have enrolled in a subsequent course within that discipline at Baylor. The purpose of the exam is not to determine credit for a course taken at another college or university, but rather to provide students with information regarding their preparedness for the course they intend to take. Visit the "Readiness Exam" page for information on which departments require a Readiness Exam and how to register to complete the exam.
- No course may be transferred post matriculation that will substitute for PSC 2302.
- Courses taken in residence may not be repeated at another school for degree credit.