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Transfer Policies
St. Norbert College has a number of Transfer Credit Policies for both transferring and current students. Please visit the Transfer Credit Policies web page for more details.

Transfer Course Equivalency Lists
The St. Norbert Registrar's Office maintains the official record of all courses that have been reviewed for transfer from various other US-based schools. Many of these approvals can be viewed online by following the below link.
These lists are for guidance only and should not be considered official approvals. Only a signed preapproval form guarantees specific transfer approval.
Pre-Approved Transfer Course Lists By School/State

Current Students
St. Norbert students may take and transfer up to 3 courses (9-12 credits) from another institution towards their degree at SNC. All courses must be preapproved by the St. Norbert Registrar's Office prior to enrollment in the course. This is done by submitting a Transfer Credit Pre-Approval Form to the Registrar's Office for review. St. Norber College provides transfer credit lists and articulations for various colleges showing examples of what has been transferred in the past. The link for this information is located above under the Transfer Course Equivalency Lists area.

Transfer Students
St. Norbert College welcomes applications from students attending 2-year or 4-year accredited schools. Credit for college-level work is granted in all areas that correspond to courses offered at St. Norbert College as long as the student has earned at least a "C" for the course. Transfer students will be considered for admission as long as they have a cumulative grade average of at least "C+" (2.5/4.0), are free to return to their previous college or university, and are considered to be in good academic standing both at their previous school and at St. Norbert College. The maximum amount of credit transferred from a two-year college is 72 semester credits or the equivalent of 18 courses. Transfer students have to pass at least 14 courses (56 semester credits) at St. Norbert and fulfill all lower and upper biennium requirements and successfully complete the requirements of a major. A minor is not be required unless the major program involves teacher certification. When a student transfers credit to St. Norbert College, the SNC course equivalency, previous school, and dates of attendance appear on the St. Norbert transcript. The credit transfers, but the grade itself does not transfer nor does it appear on the St. Norbert record. Credit will only be granted in courses with grades of "C" or better. The individual departments at St. Norbert College may determine whether a transferred course may be substituted for a major requirement.

Standardized Tests - Awarding Credit
Students who take any of the following standardized tests may be eligible to be awarded credit at St. Norbert College:
Advanced Placement (AP)
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
International Baccalaureate Programs (IB)

Official score reports from the administering body (College Board for AP & CLEP exams, IB Org for IB) must be sent directly to the St. Norbert Registrar's Office and should be received by the end of a student's first semester at St. Norbert in order to receive credit for the exams. Student or high school copies will not be accepted. Exams taken after completion of a student's first semester are not eligible for transfer. The SNC school code for AP and CLEP exams is #1706. To find a CLEP Test Center please click here.

Below are lists of how some of the exams for each testing body have been reviewed to transfer in the past:
AP Exams - Score of 3, 4 or 5*
CLEP Exams - Score of 50 or greater*
IB Exams - HL Level score of 4 or greater; SL Level only transferable for foreign language tests*

*The College reserves the right to determine the acceptable score for credit on any examination and to determine those subject examinations which are appropriate to the St. Norbert College degree pattern.

Students may also receive credit for PeP examinations that have been designated as acceptable by the various departments. Credit will be awarded if the score is at or above the level required by the department. Credit will only be granted if the tests are taken before or during the first semester in which the student is enrolled.



Off-Campus Study Opportunities for Current Students - Policies & Information
St. Norbert College encourages students to take advantage of the opportunity to spend a semester studying on the campus of a different university while maintaining current-student status at SNC. Students may participate in one of two different Washington DC programs or choose to attend one of the many Study Abroad programs during their time here in order to enhance their educational experience. Students will work with program advisors, discipline coordinators, and the Registrar's Office to ensure that courses taken while off-campus are applied toward a student's graduation degree requirements whenever possible. All transfers are tentative pending receipt of a final, official transcript reflecting grades equivalent to an SNC "C" or better. Students are limited to a maximum of two semesters* off-campus (Washington Semester and/or Study Abroad programs) during their attendance at St. Norbert College and are subject to all major/minor/degree transfer credit residency requirements. For more details regarding these individual programs, please see below.

***Study Abroad Program***
St. Norbert has a comprehensive Study Abroad program consisting of over 75 different programs, all of which are designed to allow students to experience a different culture while staying on track in pursuing their SNC college degree. Students will take a variety of courses at a Study Abroad-approved school and then transfer them back to St. Norbert, almost always gaining credit towards their SNC degree if appropriately approved.

Transfer Processes Overview: All courses taken by Study Abroad students must be approved through the Registrar’s Office for transferability prior to enrollment in the course or they will not be guaranteed transferable. This is initially accomplished through the submission of the Study Abroad Course Approval Form, which must be completed and turned in to the Registrar's Office during the initial application process. Students must confirm all courses actually being taken once they are officially registered by submitting the online Course Declaration Form to the Registrar's Office for final approval. Upon submitting this form, the SNC course equivalents will be listed as "In Progress" courses on the student's record and can be factored into registration date assignments and housing processes, as well as used for advising assistance.

General Policies Overview: All students must take the equivalent of a full course load when studying abroad to qualify for Financial Aid and stay on track for graduation. The equivalent of 15-16 semester credits is generally required, although 12 semester credits may be allowed in certain circumstances. All courses passed while abroad come in with a grade of T (Transferable). Students do not receive a letter grade and the grades are not factored into the student's GPA. The credits passed are counted towards the 128 total credits required for graduation. If a student receives a grade below the host school’s equivalent of a St. Norbert “C,” then the student will not receive credit for the course. The course will count as credits attempted and not earned and will be reflected on the student's St. Norbert transcript with a grade of NT (Not Transferable). Althought GPA's are not impacted by Study Abroad courses, the passing or failing of these courses will still be factored in for the purposes of determining overall credit progression & probation statuses, as defined by the St. Norbert Academic Regulations. For more details regarding the credit and grading systems at individual Study Abroad program schools, please view the Registrar's Study Abroad Transfer Credit page.

***Washington Semester Program***
The Washington Semester Program is a program offered each semester at American University in Washington, D.C. Students are given the opportunity to study at AU for one semester. During this time, students take a full course load and also complete an internship in an area of their interest. Deadlines to apply for the Washington Semester Program are Mar. 1 (attending Fall semester) and Oct. 1 (attending Spring semester) . More details for participation in this program may be obtained by contacting the program coordinator, Gratzia Villarroel.

Transfer Processes Overview: During the application process, students must submit a Washington Semester Course Approval Form to the Registrar's Office for official transfer approval of all prospective courses. A listing of all currently-approved courses can be found here. Once registered for courses at American University, students must submit the online Washington Semester Registered Course Form, which will be reviewed by the Registrar's Office for confirmation of all course transfers. Upon submitting this form, courses will be listed as "In Progress" on the student's record and can be factored into registration date assignments and housing processes, as well as used for advising assistance. Any changes made to a schedule while attending American University must be communicated immediately to the St. Norbert Registrar's Office.

General Policies Overview: All students must take the equivalent of a full course load when studying abroad to qualify for Financial Aid and stay on track for graduation. The equivalent of 16 semester credits is generally required, although 12 credits may be allowed in certain circumstances. All courses passed while abroad come in with a grade of T (Transferable). Students do not receive a letter grade and the grades are not factored into the student's GPA. The credits passed are counted towards the 128 total credits required for graduation. If a student receives a grade below a “C,” then the student will not receive credit for the course. The course will count as credits attempted and not earned and will be reflected on the student's St. Norbert transcript with a grade of NT (Not Transferable). Althought GPA's are not impacted by Study Abroad courses, the passing or failing of these courses will still be factored in for the purposes of determining overall credit progression & probation statuses, as defined by the St. Norbert Academic Regulations.

***Washington Media Institute & Internship Program***
SNC's newest off-campus semester program was activated for Spring 2013. More details for participation in this program may be obtained by contacting the program coordinator, Gratzia Villarroel.

Please contact Lauren Gaecke in the St. Norbert Registrar's Office at (920) 403-3981 with any questions regarding transferability of Study Abroad or Washington Semester program courses and credits.

*Note: Students are allowed to apply their SNC financial aid for only one semester off campus. Students can apply SNC financial aid for a second semester to those programs designated as "exchange" programs only. Please contact the Financial Aid or Study Abroad Offices for details.


Office of the Registrar

Phone: (920) 403-3216
Fax: (920) 403-4035
Email: registrar@snc.edu


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