The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands will only accept Assessed Learning (AL) transfer credit from Regionally Accredited Institutions based on guidelines found in the catalog. In addition to this, the College of Arts and Sciences accepts Assessed Learning (AL) as listed below:
Associate Degree for Transfer
The minimum grade needed to transfer an undergraduate course from a regionally accredited institution to the University of Redlands is a 2.0 (C). The minimum grade needed to transfer a graduate course from a regionally accredited institution to the University of Redlands is 3.0 (B).
College Credit Earned in High School
Many high schools have arrangements with nearby post-secondary institutions, allowing students to take regular college courses while still in high school. The University of Redlands will accept credits for transferable courses if the courses are posted for credits on the transcript of the college where the courses were taken. Regardless of how many college credits are earned before graduation from high school, the student must go through the application process required of all entering freshmen.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate
The University of Redlands will grant credit for Advanced Placement Tests and International Baccalaureate courses. For Advanced Placement Tests, each department assigning credit establishes its own requirement for a level of acceptance and number of credits accepted. The minimum level of acceptance is a score of three. Please refer to individual departments for further details.
For International Baccalaureate higher-level courses, several departments have established their own requirements for a level of acceptance and number of credits accepted. The minimum level of acceptance is a score of five. Scores of five and six may earn 4 credits and scores of seven may earn 8 credits. Please refer to individual departments for further details.
The University will accept up to:
The last 32 credits prior to graduation must be completed at the University of Redlands. A student will not be granted credit for any prior transferable coursework that is not declared at admission or during the first semester of attendance.
Students already admitted to Redlands who wish to take work at other institutions, either concurrently or during May term or summer sessions, may transfer only work with a grade of 2.0 (C) or higher, subject to approval by the Registrar in advance of the term in which the course is taken.
Transfer courses must be approved by the department or program if they are to be applied to a major or minor. Additional work may be required at the discretion of the department or program.
Students seeking credit from the University of Redlands for courses taken through a Redlands-approved but not regionally accredited institution can do so only by enrolling for a directed study course approved by a Redlands faculty member. Quality grade points (derived from numeric grading) are not awarded for transfer work, and credits from these courses are not calculated into the GPA. Students must provide appropriate evidence that they have completed the proposed work as required by the sponsoring faculty member or department. Students receiving credit in this manner will be charged a fee rather than tuition. See the College of Arts and Sciences Tuition and Fees section of this Catalog for more details.
Correspondence and extension courses taken at fully regionally accredited institutions may be accepted for credit only if approved in advance by the Registrar.
The maximum credit for all work taken concurrently at the University and by correspondence, extension, or at another institution may not exceed a total of 19 credits per semester.