Academic Advisement

Current Students Taking Courses at Another College

Trying to get ahead or make up for deficiencies? Whatever the reason for taking classes at another institution, proper planning and advisement will ensure that the courses you select will satisfy degree requirements at Nazareth. Review the guidelines and policies in the Undergraduate Catalog prior to selecting your classes. Be sure to discuss your choices with your advisor when you meet to discuss and plan your next semester schedule.

Here are the steps:

  1. Research and identify possible transfer courses by reviewing class schedules at other institutions where you might be interested in taking courses. Look for courses with titles and descriptions that are similar to those of Nazareth courses. You can also use the Transfer Equivalency System (TES) to identify courses that have been transferred to Nazareth in the past. Course cancellations generally occur at the last minute, so it is often helpful to identify and receive prior approval for an alternate course in case your first choice is canceled.
  2. Follow one of these two procedures for getting approval for your transfer courses prior to registering for them:

    a) Submit a Transfer Credit Approval Form signed by your academic advisor to Academic Advisement (Smyth 2 or advisement@naz.edu). After you submit the form, it will be reviewed by one of our transfer credit evaluators, and if any additional information or approvals are needed, they will let you know. In some cases, additional approval is required by the chairperson of the department in which the transfer course resides at Nazareth.

    OR

    b) Send an email to your academic advisor requesting approval for the transfer course(s) which you identified. For each transfer course that you plan to take, you must include the institution, course number, course title, and credit hours. Indicate the requirement that you are trying to fulfill at Nazareth for each course such as the specific Nazareth course number, PEQ area (e.g., history, mathematics), major/minor course, elective, or liberal arts elective.  After your advisor approves the course(s), forward the full email string with course information and your advisor’s approval to advisement@naz.edu. One of our transfer credit evaluators will review your approval request, and if any additional information or approvals are needed, they will let you know. In some cases, additional approval is required by the chairperson of the department in which the transfer course resides at Nazareth.

  3. After you have completed one of the two options above and one of our transfer credit evaluators has approved your request, register for the course(s) at the college where you plan to take the course(s). That college might require additional paperwork, transcripts, or placement testing.

  4. Upon completion of the course(s), contact the Registration & Records Office at the college you attended and request an official transcript to be sent to the Registration and Records Office at Nazareth. Student grade reports and grade documents printed from websites are not official. Transfer courses are usually posted to Nazareth academic records within two days of receiving the official external transcript. You will get a confirmation by e-mail, or check NazNet Self-Service.

Information for Transferring Credits:

  • Grades for courses taken at other colleges are NOT calculated into the Nazareth GPA and CANNOT be used to replace grades earned at Nazareth.
  • Students who have had 66 credits accepted in transfer from two-year colleges may not transfer any additional credits from the two-year college level. Depending on several factors, it may still be possible to transfer courses from an accredited four-year college.
  • A minimum grade of C- is required to receive credit for a transfer course. Courses graded on a Pass/Fail basis are not accepted in transfer.
  • No more than 8 credit hours or 2 courses may be taken in any one 5 or 6 week summer session.