Academic Catalog

Transfer Student Policies

To be eligible for transfer credit, courses must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a passing grade or better. Remedial courses are not eligible for transfer credit. A transfer student might be asked to provide a college catalog from their previous institution(s) and/or a course syllabus for specific classes.

All transfer students must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours at Muskingum University, regardless of the number of credits transferred from other institutions, in order to graduate from Muskingum.

Class standing is determined by transferable semester credit hours. Minimum credit hours for class status are: sophomore (28), junior (60), senior (90).

Quarter hours earned at previous institutions are modified to semester hours. One quarter hour equals 0.67 semester hours.

Students may earn credits and/or advanced standing through departmental proficiency examinations, Advanced Placement Program, College Level Examination and through military service and lifelong experience.

Muskingum adheres to the Ohio Transfer and Articulation Policy.  Students who have earned an Associate's Degree, or who have completed at least 60 semester credit hours of earned transferable credit, from regionally accredited institutions, are permitted to complete the General Education Requirement (Degree Requirement # 8) through successful completion of the Transfer Module recognized by the Ohio Board of Regents.  Eligible students who have not completed a recognized Transfer Module may fulfill this requirement by completing the following requirements through a combination of transfer credit and/or Muskingum University coursework: 

At least 3 semester credit hours in English Composition/Oral Communication

At least 3 semester credit hours in Mathematics/Statistics/Logic

At least 6 semester credit hours in Arts/Humanities

At least 6 semester credit hours in Social/Behavioral Sciences

At least 6 semester credit hours in Natural Sciences.

A total of at least 36 semester credit hours from the above categories

A 3 credit upper-level Moral Inquiry course (see General Education Requirements- Moral Inquiry category)

A 3 credit upper-level Writing Unit course (Writing Unit courses are designated in the schedule with a “#” in the title)

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