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 successfully taken with grades of C– or better at regionally accredited colleges are accepted, except for certain vocational, remedial, and activity classes.
Grades at other colleges are not counted in calculating the grade point average at MacMurray, except in the case of college honors at graduation.
Two-Year College Transfer Credits
MacMurray participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Therefore, students who have completed the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum at a two-year college will be considered to have satisfied all MacMurray General Education course requirements, except for the upper-division Value Conflicts in the Western Tradition courses.
In addition, students who earn 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 two-year colleges will be accepted toward the bachelor's degree. Exceptions may be granted to students who started in developmental courses in their first semester and need to transfer in additional coursework to graduate in four years. Students must complete a petition to the Committee for Academic Standards and submit the completed form to the Office of Records & Registration. This is not an automatic permission just for asking so plan ahead as much as possible to avoid having to file this form.
Transfer Credits After Entering
After entering MacMurray, students are expected to take the rest of their courses at the college. In cases of academic or personal necessity, or for enrichment purposes, exceptions may be made by the Registrar. Current MacMurray students who wish to earn transfer credit at other institutions must fill out in advance a "Request for Permission to Enroll in Off-Campus Course," available at the Registrar's Office.
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.
The last 30 hours of credit to qualify for a MacMurray degree must be earned at MacMurray.