Occasionally, students take courses at other accredited colleges and universities. It is very important that students get pre-appoval for these courses and understand the eligibility to transfer the credit hours back to Elon. The following are guidelines for securing an approval to take courses at other institutions.
Students earn credit for courses taken through college parallel programs at accredited junior colleges or community colleges and for courses taken at accredited four-year colleges and universities.
Transfer credit is given on a course-by-course basis.
Courses must be in the same department as offered at Elon and must be similar in nature.
Courses that are in the same department but not similar in nature usually transfer as elective credit.
Courses with a grade of "C-" or better are transferred. The hours earned transfer as well as the course itself. The grade does not transfer; therefore, GPA is not affected.
Classes that are considered general college-level courses such as sociology, history, literature, etc., usually transfer. Secretarial or medical technician classes, for example, will not transfer.
Semester-hour credit will transfer the same (3 hrs. for 3 hrs.). A quarter hour is considered two-thirds of a semester hour (5 qh equals 3 sh).
No more than 65-semester hours of credit will be allowed from two-year institutions.
Credit will not be given for classes taken at another institution while a student is under academic suspension.
Credit will only be awarded after the official transcript from the other institution has been received in our office. The institution attended must forward official transcripts to the following address:
Office of the Registrar
2106 Campus Box
Elon NC, 27244
Questions may be directed to Robin Straka, (336) 278-6677.
You may access the Permission to Transfer Credit from USA Institutions form here.