Ursuline Studies Program / Credit and Transfer Policies
- Students are expected to complete the 100-level, 300 level and 400-level anchor courses for the Ursuline Studies Program.
- Students who transfer in 64 semester credit hours or more, including 6 credits of recent English Composition, will be exempt from Introductory Seminar. Students who already hold baccalaureate degrees will be exempt from both Introductory Seminar and Introduction to Culture.
- Students who transfer in fewer than 30 credit hours will complete 6 hours of the Stage One Transitions Seminar. Students who transfer in 30-63 semester hours and have completed 6 semester hours of recent English composition with a B average will complete 3 hours of the Stage One Transitions Seminar.
- Students enrolled in the Ursuline College Accelerated Program (UCAP) must take a writing assessment test which will be used to determine placement in the Transitions Seminars, US 313/314 or US 315. Due to the pace and writing-intensive nature of UCAP courses, English composition taken prior to matriculation at Ursuline College may not be used to fulfill the Stage I anchor requirement.
- Once students matriculate at Ursuline College they may not fulfill anchor course requirements elsewhere by substitution or equivalency. Courses taken prior to students' matriculation at Ursuline College may not be used to fulfill Ursuline Studies anchor course requirements.
- Neither CLEP exams, nor high school Advanced Placement courses, nor challenge exams, nor independent study activities, nor prior learning assessment may be used to fulfill anchor courses.
- Courses taken prior to students’ matriculation at Ursuline College may be used to fulfill Ursuline Studies satellite courses requirements.
- Once students matriculate at Ursuline College they may not take courses at other institutions with the intention of substituting them for Ursuline Studies satellite courses in Stage I and II.
- Generally, Stage Three satellite courses in Religious Studies and Philosophy must be taken at Ursuline College. Students who have passing grades for upper-level Religious Studies and Philosophy courses from colleges with missions similar to that of Ursuline may apply for an exception to this policy.
- Students may use a passing score on an approved CLEP exam for a satellite course in the Ursuline Studies Program.
- Students with high school Advanced Placement courses equivalent to approved Ursuline Studies satellites may use these courses either to fulfill Ursuline Studies satellite requirements or for elective credit.
- Alternative credit options (test outs, External Learning Assessment, Workplace Training Credit), independent study activities and catalog courses taken independently may not be used to fulfill satellite course requirements.
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