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Acceptance of Transfer Credits

Whitworth will accept undergraduate and graduate work in transfer from regionally accredited institutions. For institutions without regional accreditation, transfer of credit will be considered if the creditability of the institution can be supported by the "three-letter rule," which states that it is the responsibility of the student to provide three letters from regionally accredited institutions certifying that they will accept credit from the institution from which the student is seeking credit. A total of two-thirds credit will be awarded to non-regionally accredited Bible schools that hold an ABHE accreditation.

  1. Maximum of 96 quarter (64 semester) credits accepted from any combination of regionally accredited two-year institutions.
  2. Every student must complete a minimum of 32 credits at Whitworth; 94 semester credits accepted from regionally accredited four-year institutions, or a combination of two and four year institutions.
  3. Courses not accepted if the course was non-college level or vocational-technical; the grade received was lower than a "C"; the course was graded incomplete or "no credit"; the course repeated significant content from previously taken course.
  4. Credits will be accepted from Bible schools accredited by ABHE on a 2/3 basis providing grades meet the criteria stated in number 3 above.
  5. Courses meeting Whitworth's General Requirements (Shared Curriculum) for Graduation indicated by codes below on the Transfer Equivalency Guide.
    • AD=American Diversity (No longer used starting in the 2020 catalog)
    • CD=Cultural Diversity
    • E=Emotional Wellness Tag
    • FA=Fine Arts
    • FRCI=Faith, Reason & Contemporary Issues
    • FW=Fitness/Wellness (No longer used starting in the 2020 catalog)
    • G=Global Diversity Tag
    • GP=Global Perspectives (No longer used starting in the 2020 catalog)
    • HA=Historical Analysis
    • HU=Humanities (No longer used starting in the 2020 catalog)
    • LTS=Literature & Storytelling
    • MA=Math & Statistics
    • NS=Natural Science
    • OC=Oral Communication
    • PE=PE Activity (No longer used starting in the 2020 catalog)
    • PW=Physical Wellness
    • SS=Social Science
    • U=United States Diversity Tag
    • WC=Written Communication
    • WL=World Language
  6. Courses taken as lower-division credit may fulfill upper-division requirements if the content is similar to a Whitworth-offered course, but these courses will not be counted as upper-division credit.