2013-2014 Catalog


Transfer of Credit Policy - Post-licensure (RNBSN)

Credit is granted for work with a satisfactory grade ("C" or above) taken at an approved college or university accredited at the same level, provided the courses are applicable to the curriculum the student wishes to pursue at Indiana Wesleyan University. An "approved college or university" generally refers to those institutions that are accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The following are exceptions to the transfer policy:

  1. Credits from International Business College and ITT Technical Institute are transferable only through evaluation of each individual course. Students are responsible to supply course syllabi for this evaluation. A maximum of 62 semester hours (of which no more than 40 may be in Nursing) may be accepted through this process from these two institutions. (Credit earned in this way is not counted toward the honors GPA.)
  2. Indiana Wesleyan University accepts official transcripts from the American Council on Education (ACE) located in Washington, D.C. ACE evaluates and provides credit recommendations for educational offerings for a significant number of corporate universities and other extrainstitutional learning providers.
  3. Courses from nonaccredited colleges and universities, and from schools/colleges/universities not accredited at the same level, such as proprietary business schools, vocational/technical schools, or other single purpose institutions may be presented through the evaluation of assessed learning process. A maximum of 40 hours may be accepted through assessed learning and/or ACE credit.
  4. The following pertain to applicants to the Post-licensure Nursing program:
    • Applicants with a diploma from a State Board of Nursing accredited hospital school of nursing may be eligible to apply for credit through the diploma evaluation process. A maximum of 40 semester hours may be awarded through this process.
    • Applicants who have earned an A.S. in Nursing or equivalent degree at a proprietary school which holds a national accreditation are eligible to apply per the Indiana Wesleyan admission policy. Supporting science courses and core nursing courses may transfer up to a maximum of 40 semester hours.

The University Registrar is responsible for approving the transferability of all credits. Credit hours accepted in transfer are recorded, but quality points and grades are omitted and used only for the determination of graduating with honors. All credits are accepted as semester credits. Quarter credits are converted to semester credits using the two-thirds conversion ratio.

Credit through examination (CLEP, DSST, AP, institutional examinations) or assessed learning is not accepted in transfer from another institution's transcript. Credit through examination is awarded through Indiana Wesleyan University with official test scores from an official testing center. Credit from nontraditional learning by life experience is awarded through the IWU's assessed learning process. The Associate Vice President of Student Services is responsible for the assessment of all nontraditional learning, and the University Registrar is responsible for approving the transcription of any credits that result.

Transcripts from foreign institutions - may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process. Applications for this service are available to the student through the university.

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