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Transfer Credit

Transfer credit will be accepted on all regular college credit courses taken at a regionally accredited institution. Admission cannot be completed nor credits granted until all necessary transcripts and information have been forwarded and evaluated. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit necessary materials for the adequate evaluation of any transcripts. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities must be on file in the Registrar’s Office before a student may be granted any transfer credit or receive any grades from Williams.

No more than 66 semester hours will be accepted from an accredited two year institution. Up to 30 hours may be accepted from a regionally accredited theological seminary. A total of 30 semester hours of extension and correspondence credit from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted. Of such credit, no more than 12 hours may be from correspondence courses. A maximum of 6 hours of such credit may be counted toward a major. Only correspondence credit with a grade of C or above may be accepted. Up to 30 hours may be accepted in transfer from educational institutions not accredited by a regional accrediting agency only after the student has achieved a 2.00 GPA on at least 12 hours during the first semester at Williams. Highly specialized and technical courses such as vocational and paramedical courses will not be accepted.

Specific credits granted will depend upon the accreditation status of the institutions involved, upon course equivalencies and upon grades earned. Courses accepted must be consistent with the curriculum of Williams. All grades from acceptable college-level courses will be used in calculating the GPA. Students may repeat at WBC those compatible courses for which they have received a D or F.

All education majors refer to Specialization Requirements note concerning transfer credit in the EDUCATION DEPARTMENT and in each department offering a Bachelor of Science in Education.