The University's transfer policy is to accept university, college or seminary credits earned from other institutions, subject to approval by the Academic Department upon conducting an evaluation of the student’s transcripts. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to courses that were taken at accredited institutions, whether in the United States or abroad.
Transfer credits require a minimum grade of “C+” (2.3 – 2.6) GPA. Pursuant to Florida Administrative Code 6E-2.004(4)(j), at least 25 percent of the credits or hours required for completion of a program must be earned through instruction taken at the institution awarding the credential, unless a different standard has been adopted by the recognized accrediting body accrediting the institution, or by a governmental agency whose policies apply to the institution.
Florida Christian University recognizes the sovereignty rights of each institution to accept the transfer of credits. Therefore, acceptance of transfer credits from FCU is at the discretion of the accepting institution, and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
Florida Christian University adheres to the following thresholds for credit transfers:
60 Credit Hours: transfer up to 42 credits (14 courses)
126 Credit Hours: transfer up to 90 credits (30 courses)
40 Credit Hours (Marriage & Family): transfer up to 15 credits (5 courses)
60 Credit Hours: transfer up to 24 credits (8 courses)
90 Credit Hours: transfer up to 36 credits (12 courses)
Florida Christian University, upon validation, confirmation, and evaluation of Academic Coordinator, may award credits for life experience to students that are at least 30 years old, as long as the following criteria are met:
· The prior learning is equivalent to the level of learning in which the student is enrolling.
·The prior learning is demonstrated to provide a balance between theory and practice.
·The credit awarded for the prior learning directly relates to the student’s course.
·At the Associate Degree, we may award up to six-semester credits for life experience.
·At the Bachelor Degree, we may award up to twelve-semester credits for life experience.