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Transfer Credits

Summary of General Principles

Transfer credit to Trinity College is considered from two categories of institutions: 1) regionally accredited U.S. institutions of higher education, and 2) the liberal arts universities of other countries that are recognized by their appropriate national educational authorities.

Course work accepted for transfer must parallel Trinity’s own course offerings and/or be liberal arts in nature. Credit is transferred on a course-by-course basis. Courses that do not require exposure to the bases in literary, philosophical, interpretive or scientific understandings will not be granted credit. Academic credit will be awarded at Trinity only if the grade earned is equivalent to a C- (70) or better. Work from foreign universities must be assessed to be equivalent to a C- or better according to accepted grade conversion scales to earn credit. The faculty reserves the right to examine a student on any work presented for transfer before allowing credit.

General Rules Guiding Transfer Credit

The following are rules guiding courses that will not be granted credit:

•  Courses that primarily focus on the acquisition of technical skills related to professional training such as: business, management, marketing, advertising, public relations, crafts, public speaking, cooking, interior dec orating, fashion design, and professionally oriented courses in law and medicine. Examples of other courses that are not transferable to the College include English as a second language, credit by examination, CLEP (College Level Examination Program) credit, ROTC courses, military courses, and correspondence courses.

•  Courses taken online, via Distance Education, Internet, or through other electronic means of delivery are not accepted for transfer, except for synchronous courses offered during the summer and January terms.

•  Course work that duplicates other work already credited at Trinity

•  Courses taken to fulfill requirements for either secondary school graduation or graduate or professional degrees.

•  Physical education courses for students who matriculated from Fall 2021 and thereafter, and credit for inter- collegiate athletics

•  Courses that are only graded on a basis of Pass/Fail, Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Credit/No Credit, and the like, unless certified by the host school/program as equivalent to a C- or better.