A transfer student is defined as any student who has previously matriculated as a degree candidate at another institution and has earned or is earning college-level academic credit at the undergraduate/graduate level. Students applying for transfer to Olivet University must follow the admission procedures. Official college transcripts from all schools attended must be sent directly from the previously attended college(s) to:
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Anza, CA 92539
Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward any OU degree must be relevant to the degree program, with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in this university’s own degree programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, OU personnel consult official institutional catalogs and employ recognized guides which aid in the evaluation for credit.
Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs, or such services as are provided by AACRAO or the World Education Services (WES). OU accepts transfer credit from other accredited educational institutions subject to the following general criteria:
In order to assist students with curricular planning, the transfer evaluation process must be completed as soon as possible. After enrollment at the university, courses taken at another institution are evaluated for transfer by the Registrar's Office. Transfer courses are evaluated in the Office of Admissions for acceptance of core curriculum requirements and general elective credit. Transfer credits applied toward major requirements are determined in consultation with the appropriate academic divisions.
Credit Hour Equivalencies
The credit hour minimums are based on courses from quarter calendar institutions. If a course at another institution is offered for fewer credit hours than an equivalent course at Olivet University, the student will be given transfer credit for the equivalent course at Olivet University but only for the number of credit hours earned at the other institution. In such cases, the student may need to take an additional course to fulfill credit hour requirements.
When semester credit is converted to quarter hour equivalents, a conversion factor of two-thirds is used. When conversions result in fractions, credit granted per course is reduced to the nearest whole number. Fractions are accumulated and reduced to the nearest whole number, and general elective credit is awarded for that total.
Instances of Fraud
Anyone found to have been admitted to Olivet University on the basis of false information will be immediately dismissed and will forfeit all financial payments made and academic credits accumulated during all periods of enrollment following that admission.