As of April 2013, transferring to Geneva College is easier than ever. Now, an unlimited number of credits may be transferred from two-year and four-year colleges.
Courses judged by Geneva’s registrar to be equivalent to Geneva courses will be distributed to meet general and major requirements (subject to the limitations noted below). Courses which are judged not to be equivalent to Geneva courses will be accepted as electives (subject to the limitations below). Your specific class standing will be based on the number of credits accepted in transfer.
- All credits transferred to Geneva that are certified on official transcripts will be entered on the Geneva transcript as a block of credits from specific institutions; specific courses and course grades will not be listed on the Geneva transcript.
- Geneva will only use transfer students’ grades and GPA from transfer credits:
- To determine the initial admission decision
- To determine eligibility for financial aid for the first year at Geneva
- To determine athletic eligibility in the first semester at Geneva.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Education (Chapter 354) requires that any and all courses taken by Education majors, however, must be included in the student’s career GPA for certification purposes.
In addition to the policies described in the preceding information, each of the following requirements govern the extent to which courses transferred from other institutions will be counted toward a Geneva degree:
- Ordinarily only credits earned at regionally accredited institutions or, in the case of international transfers, nationally approved institutions will be accepted as transfer credit.
- A minimum of one third of the required credit hours in the major or minor must be earned at Geneva.
- A minimum of one third of the required credit hours in the core must be earned at Geneva. These courses must include Great Issues in Politics (POL 352), Foundations of Christian Thought (BIB 300) and at least one 3-credit hour Humanities course.
- A minimum of 48 credit hours overall, and at least 12 of the last 30 credit hours, must be earned from Geneva.
- Only courses for which a grade of C- or better has been given will be accepted in transfer. Please note, however, that courses with grades below C- will be included in the calculation of GPA for the three purposes described above (admission, financial aid, and athletic eligibility).
- Courses transferred from another institution will be counted in the same semester that the credit-granting institution that granted the credit designated the course.