• Transferring Credit to Hamline

    Whether you are stepping onto campus for the first time or returning from a study away experience, find out how to make the most of your non-Hamline credits.

    Transfer Policies

    For more detailed information about transfer credit policies, please visit the Hamline Bulletin.
      

    Credit Transfer Guidelines

    Learn more about how your credits will transfer to Hamline University.  If you are transferring from a local institution, please view our Transfer Articulation Guides (linked above) for specific information for your school.
     

    Colleges and Universities

    • The school must be regionally accredited.

    • The minimum grade for transfer is C-.

    • Courses must be considered college-level and relevant to a liberal arts degree.

    • A maximum of 64 semester credits may be transferred from two-year colleges.
        

    Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO)

    • The school must be regionally accredited.

    • The minimum grade for transfer is C-.

    • Courses must be considered college-level and relevant to a liberal arts degree.

    • A maximum of 64 semester credits may be transferred from PSEO course work.

    • The total number of credits transferred from PSEO, CIS, AP, IB, CLEP and DSST may not exceed 64 semester credits.
        

    College in the Schools (CIS)/College courses taken at your high school

    • The school must be regionally accredited.

    • The minimum grade for transfer is C-.

    • Courses must be considered college-level and relevant to a liberal arts degree.

    • A maximum of 16 semester credits may be transferred from CIS course work.

    • The total number of credits transferred from PSEO, CIS, AP, IB, CLEP and DSST may not exceed 64 semester credits.

    • An official transcript must be received from the college or university awarding college credit (not the high school).
        

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    • Generally, the minimum score required is 4. In some cases (mostly foreign languages) a score of 3 is accepted.

    • Each accepted exam receives 4 semester credits.

    • A maximum of 20 semester credits from AP exams may be transferred.

    • The total number of credits transferred from PSEO, CIS, AP, IB, CLEP and DSST may not exceed 64 semester credits.
        

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    • Credit is granted for the Higher Level exams only.

    • The minimum required score is 4 or 5 depending on the subject area.

    • Each accepted exam receives either 4 or 8 semester credits, depending on the exam.

    • A maximum of 20 credits from IB exams may be transferred.

    • The total number of credits transferred from PSEO, CIS, AP, IB, CLEP and DSST may not exceed 64 semester credits.
        

    College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    • Scores at or above the American Council on Education's recommended score (usually 50) may receive academic credit.

    • English Composition CLEP exams are not accepted

    • A maximum of 16 semester credits from CLEP exams may be transferred.

    • The total number of credits transferred from PSEO, CIS, AP, IB, CLEP and DSST may not exceed 64 semester credits.
        

    DSST Examination Program (DANTES)

    • Scores at or above the American Council on Education's recommended score (usually mid- to upper-40s) may receive academic credit.

    • Credit is subject to approval by the appropriate academic department at Hamline.

    • Technical Writing DSST exams do not meet Hamline's first-year writing requirement.

    • A maximum of 16 semester credits from DSST exams may be transferred.

    • The total number of credits transferred from PSEO, CIS, AP, IB, CLEP and DSST may not exceed 64 semester credits.
        

    Study Abroad

    • Academic credit is granted for course work completed through a Hamline-approved study abroad program.

    • Grades must be equivalent to at least a C- to be eligible for transfer.

    • Transcripts from study-away experiences should be sent to the International and Off-Campus Programs Office where they are evaluated for credit and grade equivalencies.
        

    Transferring credit from foreign institutions

    Transcripts from foreign schools (except those from a Hamline study abroad program) must be submitted to an outside agency for course-by-course evaluation and processing before a Hamline evaluation can be completed. The agency must be a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). These organizations usually charge students a fee for evaluation services. Three commonly used agencies are: