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Transferring Credits to Briar Cliff


Briar Cliff University generally accepts credits from other accredited institutions. However, you should note:

  • Grades previously earned will be counted as credit, but will NOT be calculated as part of your cumulative grade point average at Briar Cliff.
  • Coursework not comparable to courses in our curriculum will be counted as "elective" courses, instead of going toward a specific major
  • A maximum of 62 credit hours will be accepted from community colleges or two-year institutions, unless you qualify as an adult learner (maximum 90 hours). 
  • Final course acceptance is at the discretion of the Registrar and the appropriate department chairperson

If you are from an unaccredited institution, you can be conditionally accepted and given two terms in which to earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0. If you achieve this, the credits you earned at the previous insitutition will be accepted for transfer to your Briar Cliff record.

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