Transfer Credits

 
Transferred Credits for Newly Admitted Students
Courses taken at other accredited institutions, in which grades of C or higher have been earned, may be credited toward the Colby degree under the conditions and circumstances listed below and those specified in the sections on Residence Requirement and Quantity Requirement in this catalogue. All credits presented for transfer toward a Colby degree must be supported by official transcripts issued by the college or university where the credits were earned. 
  1. When students are admitted by transfer, their records are tentatively evaluated by the registrar to determine the transferable equivalent in Colby courses. These courses are credited subject to confirmation through satisfactory progress at Colby.

  2. College-level courses taken on college campuses by students prior to matriculation as first-year students are evaluated on the same basis as courses presented by new transfer students.

  3. Refer to Advanced Standing in the section titled Admission in this catalogue for additional programs in which credit may be earned.
 
Transferred Credits for Currently Enrolled (Matriculated) Students
Courses taken at other accredited institutions, in which grades of C or higher have been earned, may be credited toward the Colby degree under the conditions and circumstances listed below and those specified in the sections on Residence Requirement and Quantity Requirement in this catalogue. All credits presented for transfer toward a Colby degree must be supported by official transcripts issued by the college or university where the credits were earned. 
  1. Students seeking to transfer credits for full-time study away from Colby must file application forms by the established deadlines with the Office of Off-Campus Study. Approval must be obtained prior to beginning such study. Deadlines are listed under "Academic Programs" in this catalogue. The Office of Off-Campus Study must be notified immediately of any subsequent change in the approved program.

  2. Graded credits earned at an accredited degree-granting institution may be transferred toward a Colby degree by matriculated students, including students dismissed for academic reasons by the Committee on Standing, if approved in writing, prior to enrollment in specific courses at the other institution, by the appropriate College authorities. Forms on which to seek approval can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar's Office must be notified immediately of any subsequent change in the approved program.

  3. No student may receive transfer credit for more than 14 credit hours taken for the purpose of making up deficiencies incurred at Colby. Credits earned at summer school will not constitute a semester to apply to those required for the Colby degree.