Westminster College participates with the state of Utah State Transfer Articulation Committee and has established well over 67,000 course equivalencies from Utah schools and schools around the country. Transfer evaluations are processed in the Registrar's Office within 48 hours of the receipt of most college transcripts. Transfer guidelines are as follows:
Westminster College awards transfer credit for coursework that meets the following criteria:
A maximum of 72 credit hours may be awarded from two-year institutions and it is not possible to earn upper division hours from a two year school. A maximum of 88 credit hours transferred from all collegiate institutions attended (two-year and four-year) and external credit (i.e. CLEP, AP or other credit earned by external means) may be applied toward meeting the total number of hours required for graduation.
Courses transferred from other academic institutions count for credit hours and requirements only; grades from transfer course work are not calculated into the Westminster College GPA.
Transfer Credit Appeal
Westminster makes every effort to award transfer credit that is relevant to a student’s anticipated major, fits within our general academic areas, and does not artificially inflate completed hours in a way that might jeopardize a student’s ability to be eligible for continued financial aid. However, it is not always possible to determine the nature of a class from just a course title on the transcript and often, more information is required to determine Westminster equivalencies. Any student that wishes to appeal a transfer decision may proceed as follows:
A change in intended major may necessitate a revision of transfer credit if particular courses were eliminated as part of our initial screening for course work applicable to your stated major. Transfer students are advised to meet with faculty advisors in their major as soon as possible to resolve any remaining transfer issues.
STATE OF UTAH TRANSFER GUIDE
For information about how your specific course work transfers to Westminster, please see the TransferUtah website below:
INTERnational Transfer Credit
All international transcripts are evaluated by external services such as Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI) or World Education Services (WES), which determines the level of coursework taken and the semester hour and grade equivalents. Only coursework that is determined to be equivalent to college-level academic work that meets the criteria noted above will be considered for transfer. Transfer acceptance of hours from foreign institutions does not guarantee fulfillment of like courses in majors and minors at Westminster unless approved by the faculty.
Submitting Transcripts for Evaluation
Contact your previous schools and request an official transcript be sent to the Admissions Office at Westminster at the following address: