Study Elsewhere Instructions
1. Ursinus College students may study elsewhere provided that:
a. The student has achieved satisfactory academic standing, and
b. The other institution is accredited.
Prior approval of courses is required in order to assure credit transfer .
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not complete the approval process before you
leave campus, you run the risk of not receiving approval for your course(s).
Complete the REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO STUDY ELSEWHERE form to secure approval.
a. List all courses to be taken (include any alternate choices).
b. Dates, meeting times and days must be included for each course.
c. Attach a copy of the course description(s).
d. Sign and date the form.
e. Secure your academic adviser's approval and signature.
f. Department Chairperson approval and signature is recommended for all courses.
Department Chairperson approval and signature is required for courses in the
department of the student's major.
h. Submit the form to the Registrar's Office in Myrin Library (third floor).
TRANSFER OF CREDIT
To be considered for transfer, courses must be consonant with the rigor, content,
and mode of instruction of courses offered at Ursinus.
Ursinus courses feature in-person interactions between students and between students and faculty
that produce discussion that reinforces and intensifies the learning that takes place outside
of the classroom. These interactions depend upon the reading of verbal and non-verbal cues and
spontaneous responses that can only take place in face-to-face, in-person interactions. In addition,
Ursinus courses typically include opportunities for critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, developing
arguments through logic, evidence and reasoning, and teamwork, all of which are facilitated by a
setting that supports interpersonal interaction and exchange. However, the College does recognize
that experiencing a variety of teaching and learning formats can be a benefit to students.
For that reason, it is the policy of the College to accept in transfer no more than two (2) courses
totaling no more than eight (8) credit hours for courses that do not foreground such interactions,
as in courses featuring only online or otherwise mediated instruction.
2. A grade of "C" or better must be earned so that credit may be accepted.
It is the student's responsibility to see that an official transcript of academic work is sent to
the Registrar's Office at Ursinus College, as soon as the term is completed.
Students will receive only transfer credit, i.e, grades earned elsewhere will not transfer and
will not count in the cumulative GPA at Ursinus.
NOTE: Courses may not be taken pass/fail.
REASONS FOR THIS REQUEST :