Transfer Credit Policy

Undergraduate programs permit a maximum of 90 transfer credits towards a bachelor's degree and 30 credits towards an associate's degree. Some transfer credits may not apply towards a specific degree. Transfer students are required to complete at least 30 credits of a bachelor degree at Wilmington University, and all students are required to complete at least 30 credits at the 300-400 level.

Students seeking honors recognition at graduation must complete at least 45 credits at Wilmington University and meet all requirements for honors.

Transfer credits accepted from colleges and universities must be from an accredited institution that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) earned with a grade of "C" or better. For students with conferred associate's degrees, there are circumstances where grades less than a "C" may be accepted.

A transfer student with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 will be interviewed by an academic representative to determine appropriate course schedule. Specific transfer credit policies may apply to particular programs within each college.

All transfer credits that are applied to any College of Education degree that contributes to eligibility for licensure as a Delaware educator must be from a REGIONALLY accredited institution. The six regional accrediting agencies are: MSCHE; NCA-HLC; NEASC; NWCCU; SACS; WASC.

Transfer students must have all transcripts from other accredited institutions in the possession of the Admissions Office or home site office at least two months prior to registration. Failure to attend to this can result in duplication of courses previously completed at those institutions. Credit will not be granted for course duplication.

Additional Transfer Policies

Only courses which are calculated into a student’s cumulative GPA will be considered as possible transfer credits.  Even if a student passes a course with a letter grade, if there are 0 quality points awarded, the course will not be considered.

For students transferring credits from a Competency-Based Program, Chairs will review the courses to determine equivalency. Courses graded with a “Pass” will be considered for transfer as long as there is an explanation that a “Pass” is equivalent to at least a “C”.