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 (30) 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 may 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.
- 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.