Credit Transfer Policy
Credit will be considered and granted to students transferring from an accredited institution only if: official transcripts are available that show the grade earned was a C or higher, AND the published course description from that institution is deemed equivalent in scope, content, academic level, and number of credits to a course offered at PIU, OR personal communication with a representative of the other institution makes it clear that the course from that institution is equivalent in scope, content, academic level, and number of credits to a course offered at PIU.
Courses which do not meet the equivalency requirements of PIU may be accepted for elective credit.
NOTE: Credit for required or elective courses will be considered and granted only when an official transcript from the previous institution is received and reviewed by the Registrar. Awarding transfer credits for courses taken before attending PIU will be considered upon the student’s initial enrollment at PIU. Awarding transfer credits for courses taken after the initial enrollment will be considered when official transcripts are provided.
PIU does not guarantee that credit hours earned at any college or university over seven (7) years prior to the admission date of a student will transfer into a PIU program.
Transfer students are required to earn a minimum of 60 credit hours toward their Bachelor of Arts degree at PIU.