As part of the admissions process, students transferring to MacMurray must provide an official transcript of credit from each college previously attended, to be sent directly to the Admissions Office. The Registrar evaluates the transcripts and sends the applicant a report of credits accepted.
Most courses taken at regionally accredited colleges are accepted, except for remedial classes, certain vocational and activity classes, and classes in which the student has received a grade of D or F.
Grades at other colleges are not counted in calculating the grade point average at MacMurray, except in the case of college honors at graduation.
The last 30 hours of credit to qualify for a MacMurray degree must be earned at MacMurray.
Two-Year College Credits
MacMurray participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Therefore, students who have completed the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum at an Illinois two-year college upon entrance to MacMurray will be considered to have satisfied all MacMurray General Education requirements, except for the upper-division Issues of Community and Conflict courses and Cultural Studies 300 and the junior-level writing proficiency exam.
In addition to the above, students who enter MacMurray with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from an Illinois two-year college will be granted 60 transfer credits (junior standing) at MacMurray.
A maximum of 60 hours from a two-year college will be accepted toward the bachelor’s degree.
After a student attains junior standing (60 hours) at MacMurray, further courses at two-year colleges will not earn credit hours towards MacMurray graduation but may continue to satisfy specific course requirements.
Current MacMurray students who wish to earn transfer credit at other institutions should get advance approval from the Registrar’s office by filling out a “Request for Permission to Enroll in Off-Campus Course.” Without this approval, there is no guarantee that a course will be accepted.