Transfer of Credits
Transfer Articulation Agreement with the Virginia Community College System
An accepted transfer student who has earned an Associate in Arts degree (AA), an Associate in Science degree (AS) or an Associate in Arts and Sciences degree (AA&S) in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) prior to entering Longwood, and whose associate's degree represents a university parallel curriculum, is considered to have satisfied the Longwood's General Education goals and is guaranteed junior class status. Even though all General Education goals have been satisfied, transfer students still must meet all major and degree requirements. All other associate degrees will be examined individually for applicability of transfer credit.
Specific Policies for Transfer of Credits
- Students wishing to transfer VCCS "General Usage Courses" (such as cooperative education, seminar and project, and supervised study) will have to provide a Longwood evaluator with additional information about the specific content of such courses.
- No transfer credit is granted for developmental work, orientation courses, or grades less than "C."
- Two courses with essentially the same content cannot both be counted toward the same degree.
- Hours or fractions in excess of those carried by Longwood courses for which substitution is made are counted as free electives. Hours or fractions waived in accepting course substitutions must be made up by elective credits to meet the total semester hour requirements for a degree.
The cumulative grade point average of each student will be calculated only on work taken at Longwood.
Transfer credit accepted from other institutions will be used to reduce the number of credits required for graduation, but will not enter into the calculation of the grade point average.
Transfer Policy for Longwood Students Taking Courses for Credit at Other Institutions
Any regularly enrolled undergraduate who wishes to take work at another institution to transfer to Longwood must secure permission from his/her Dean prior to enrolling in such courses. Prior approval provides the student the opportunity to have the course reviewed to determine:
- whether the course will transfer
- whether the course will satisfy a particular requirement and
- whether the course might be considered a duplicate of a course already taken at Longwood.
Upon completion of work, official transcripts must be sent from the host institution to the Office of the Registrar.