• Transfer Articulation Guidelines

    Learn more about how your credits will transfer to Hamline University.

    Colleges & 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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.
    • English (Language and Composition and Literature and Composition) exams do not meet Hamline's first-year writing requirement.
    • Check if your AP scores qualify for credit.
    • Request AP scores from College Board.

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    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.
    • English A exams do not meet Hamline's first-year writing requirement.
    • Check if your IB scores quality for credit.
    • Request IB scores from IB.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Military Credit

    • Credit is granted for courses from Joint Military Transcript (JST) and the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).
    • Courses must be considered college-level and relevant to a liberal arts degree.
    • A maximum of 32 semester credits from military transcripts may be transferred.
    • Request a transcript from JST
    • Request a transcript from CCAF

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