Credit from courses taken at other institutions of higher education may be transferred to Kenyon (i.e., counted as meeting a part of the College's degree requirements) if the following conditions are met:
(1) advance approval is obtained (forms available from the Registrar's Office); approval sought retroactively requires a petition;
(2) an official transcript is sent directly to the Kenyon registrar from the credit granting institution;
(3) courses are taken for letter grades and the grades earned are C- or above;
(4) the other institution is fully accredited by a recognized accrediting agency (you need to know the credit system of the institution as well. (e.g. semester hours/quarter hour, contact the institution for this information); or the Committee on Academic Standards has specifically approved the program for off-campus study purposes;
(5) the subject matter of the courses is liberal arts in nature. Grades for transfer credit are not recorded on the student's permanent record and do not affect a student's grade point average, except for certain portions of Kenyon programs -- see the section explaining off-campus study.
Credit is accepted in transfer to the College on a pro rata basis: one Kenyon unit equals eight semester-hours or twelve quarter-hours of credit. Kenyon will not accept transfer credit or test scores for which transfer credit would be granted more than one year after the completion of the coursework/testing (except in the case of a student admitted to Kenyon as a transfer student).
Because summer school credit is credit transferred to the student's permanent record, the provisions listed above regarding all transfer credit also apply to summer school credit. Students wishing to take courses at a summer school and receive transfer credit for work done there must obtain a transfer credit approval form at the registrar's office and then consult with their faculty advisor and with the chair of the corresponding department at Kenyon for approval of the course(s). These approvals, along with any pertinent information from the summer school brochure or catalog, must then be submitted to the registrar's office. Ordinarily, credit is applied in the department in which the other institution offers the course. If there are any questions regarding how the credit should be applied, you will be asked to include course descriptions from the credit granting institution's catalog. Upon receipt of the summer school transcript, the credit will be transferred to the student's permanent record if all conditions are met.
No more than 3 units of summer school credit may be credited to the Kenyon degree. Credit earned in summer school may not be counted as a substitution for a semester of residence at the College. Summer school credit may, however, be included in a proposal for early graduation.
Note: Only the Registrar determines whether the above criteria are met, the amount of credit transferable, and the distribution requirements that the coursework fulfills.
|KEY TO THE TRANSFER OF CREDIT|
(Ratio = 8 to 1)
|8 s.h. = 1.00 Kenyon unit|
|4 s.h. = .50 Kenyon units|
|3 s.h. = .375 Kenyon units|
|1 s.h. = .125 Kenyon units|
(Ratio = 12 to 1)
|12 q.h. = 1.00 Kenyon unit|
|4 q.h. = .333 Kenyon units|
|3 q.h. = .25 Kenyon units|
|1 q.h. = .083 Kenyon units|