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Transfer Credit

As part of the admission process, students transferring to MacMurray must provide an official transcript of credit from each college previously attended, to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. One-Stop Student Services evaluates the transcripts and sends the applicant a report of credits accepted.

It is the policy of MacMurray College to make the transfer into MacMurray as seamless as possible. As such, MacMurray follows the guidelines established by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) which states the following: "that all colleges and universities participating in the IAI agree to accept a 'package' of IAI general education courses in lieu of their own comparable lower-division general education requirements." Students who earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from an accredited Illinois two-year college will be granted 60 transfer credits (junior standing) at MacMurray and will have the general education requirements considered fulfilled with the exception of any specific MacMurray-required general education courses or experiential learning courses which cannot reasonably be construed to have been met at the two-year level.

After a student attains junior standing (60 hours) at MacMurray, further courses at two-year colleges will not earn credit hours towards MacMurray graduation except with permission of One-Stop Student Services but may continue to satisfy specific course requirements.

Any number of credits may be accepted from any regionally accredited four-year college or university. This could be in addition to the 60 earned from a two-year college.

Residency requirements state that in order to receive a MacMurray bachelor's degree no less than 30 credits must be earned at MacMurray. No less than 16 credits must be earned at MacMurray in order to receive a MacMurray associate's degree. Exceptions must be submitted to One-Stop Student Services.

With the exception of the IAI package transfer, all individual courses transferred into MacMurray must have earned a minimum letter grade of a C or better at any regionally accredited college or university.

Remedial and activity classes are not eligible for transfer but will be accepted as fulfilling any prerequisite requirement for a MacMurray course.

Grades at other colleges are not counted in calculating the grade point average at MacMurray except in the case of college honors at graduation.

Transfer Credits After Entering

After entering MacMurray, students who wish to earn transfer credit at other institutions must fill out in advance a Request for Permission to Enroll in an Off-Campus Course form, available at One-Stop Student Services. If permission is granted, the student is responsible for seeing to it that MacMurray is provided with an official transcript from the other institution.