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Transfer of Credit
Oikos welcomes the transfer of course work from accredited
institutions. (Such institutions have been accredited by an agency that is,
in turn, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,
or CHEA.) In order to request this transfer, you should arrange for an
official transcript (signed and sealed) to be mailed or faxed directly from
the previous institution to Oikos’s Registrar’s Office.
Credit is evaluated on a course-for-course basis, requiring that course
descriptions and credit values be comparable. Only work earned with a
grade of “C” or higher is transferable; however, a grade from transfer
credits do not compute into the student’s Oikos GPA.
Transfer of credit may be possible from recognized but unaccredited
institutions. The same procedures and requirements as previously noted
apply. In addition, Oikos takes steps to ensure that course work taken in
the sending institution is comparable to course work offered by Oikos.
These steps include one or more of the following:
If you wish to apply transfer credit to your program, the transfer should
be arranged immediately upon receiving your letter of acceptance, and
before registering for courses at Oikos.
- Demonstration of achievement by means of comprehensive
- Review of syllabi, faculty credentials, grading standards, and
other relevant learning resources at the sending institution
- Analysis of historic experience regarding the success of transfers
from the sending institution
- Successful completion of 32 semester hours at Oikos with a
cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
Fifty percent of the semester hours in your undergraduate program must
be completed at Oikos in order to qualify for graduation. Thus, a student
pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must earn at least 60 semester hours
at the college.
If you have received some of your education through non-traditional
means (such as corporate or military training) you may want to ask
that such education be granted college credit. The university may on
occasion allow credit for prior experiential learning, at the discretion
of the university. Only in special cases, and only in accordance with
CCR 71890, will these be considered. You can arrange to have your
education evaluated by the American Council on Education’s Center for
Adult Learning Educational Credentials (CALEC) program. For more
information visit their Web site:
CALEC will provide a transcript showing their analysis of your nontraditional
education; please arrange to have a copy of this transcript
sent directly to the Registrar’s Office.