• 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 Resources

    Basic Transfer Policies

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

    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:



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