Applicants seeking admission as transfer students must fulfill the following requirements. They must have official copies of all high school transcripts or high school equivalency diploma/test results, and post-secondary transcripts forwarded to the Admissions office. An official transcript is one that has been issued by an institution and received by Methodist University in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution or delivered through a secure electronic resource. Paper transcripts must contain the official school seal or stamp and signature of the Registrar to be considered official. Transfer students must show overall academic success at all former institutions. Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT scores) must also be provided unless the student will be over 21 years old prior to enrollment or the student has completed 31 semester hours of transferable course work. For students with more than 31 semester hours of college credit, the admissions decision will be based solely on collegiate performance. For students with less than 31 semester hours of college credit, admissions decisions will also take high school performance into consideration. All transfer students must be eligible to return to the last post-secondary institution attended. Transfer students who receive institutional transfer credit for ENG 1010 must successfully complete the English Placement Examination before registering for classes. To schedule an appointment for the English Placement Examination, call (910) 630-7151.
A complete transfer admissions file includes:
- Completed application for admission
- Official (final) high school transcripts or high school equivalency results
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
- If the student attended a high school or post-secondary institution outside of the U.S. or a U.S. territory, the transcripts must be translated and evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member. Post-secondary transcripts must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. High school transcripts can be evaluated on a general equivalency basis.
- SAT or ACT scores (if under 21 years old at time of enrollment or less than 31 s.h. of transferable course work)
- $50 Application fee (application fee waived for online applicants)
Although Methodist University has a rolling admissions deadline, we encourage students to apply as early as possible. Once a file is complete it is typically read, and students are notified of their status, within seven to fourteen days. When all post-secondary transcripts are received by the admissions office, those transcripts are sent to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation of transfer credit. We welcome qualified applicants for the fall or spring semester.
- ACT Code: 3127
- SAT Code: 5426
- Title IV Code: 002946
Once the student is accepted and the Office of Admissions has received official transcripts from all previous institutions, those transcripts will be sent to the Registrar’s Office for an official transfer evaluation. Typically, transfer evaluations are completed and mailed to the student within 10-14 days of the receipt of all official transcripts. No unofficial evaluations will be completed and all official transcripts must be received in order for an official evaluation to be performed. In determining the transferability of academic credit, the following minimum guidelines will be followed, with the understanding that Methodist University is at no time under any obligation, legal or otherwise, to accept the academic credits of any institution, except where provided for in reciprocal contractual agreements among colleges. The following guidelines apply to all transferable credits:
- The course must have been completed at an institution that was accredited by a regionally accrediting agency at the time the grade was earned.
- In order for a class to transfer it must be graded with a grade of C or better.
- In order for a class to transfer it must be a course offered at Methodist University or must fall within an academic area offered at Methodist University.
- A maximum of 64 semester hours of course work will be accepted from two-year post secondary institutions. Only courses which fulfill 1000/2000 level courses at Methodist University will be transferred from a community/junior college.
- A maximum of 62 semester hours of credit can be earned through non-traditional learning sources. A maximum of 45 semester hours of credit can be earned through CLEP General Examinations, CLEP Subject Examinations, College Board Advanced Placement Examinations, the ACT Proficiency Examination Program (PEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST’s), USAFI Subject Standardized Testes (USST’s) and USAFI End-Of-Course Examinations. Credit may also be awarded for military experience in accordance with the recommendations stated in the ACE Guide.
- A maximum of 95 semester hours of course work, from all sources, will be accepted as transfer credit by Methodist University. To complete a degree at Methodist University at least 25% of the credit semester hours must be earned through instruction by Methodist University.
- In certain circumstances, courses with a 2000-level designation that are taught at other accredited four-year institutions may be accepted for transfer credit and as a substitute for courses designated as 3000 or 4000-level courses at Methodist University. In such cases, and unless the particular course in question has been previously approved for substitution, the registrar will consult with the relevant department chair and, as necessary, the instructor who normally teaches that 3000 or 4000 level course at Methodist University to determine if the 2000-level course’s content is equivalent and consequently acceptable as a substitution.
For more information on transfer credit, see the Transfer Credit page on the Registrar’s Office Web site.
Day transfer students who have paid the enrollment deposit will be contacted by an academic advisor to register for courses.