Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 2005-2006 Page: 18
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18 Academic Information
2. After being classified as a junior, a student may take no more
than 6 hours at a two-year college, not to exceed 66 hours.
Note for art majors: Credit hours transferred toward a degree in art
shall not exceed one-half of the credit hours within the major. A
minimum of 24 of the total advanced hours in studio areas required
for the BFA must be done at ACU.
Credit for Transferred Courses from Institutions that are Not
Students wishing to transfer courses to ACU from institutions that are
not regionally accredited must:
* Complete one semester as a full-time student at ACU with a GPA
of at least 2.5.
* Provide course descriptions and academic credentials of each
instructor for the courses that are to be considered for transfer.
* Request a transfer reevaluation after their first semester at ACU.
During their first semester at ACU, students will qualify for financial
aid based only on the number of hours previously earned at regionally
accredited institutions, if any. After one semester financial aid
eligibility will be recalculated, upon request, and based on the total
number of hours that have been awarded under this policy.
Bible Hours Required of Transfer Students (University Core)
1. Students with no Bible transfer courses:
The following calculations are based on the minimum number
of hours required for an ACU degree (128 hours). The number
of Bible hours for students with majors requiring more than
128 hours is based on the 128-hour minimum requirement.
ACU hours Bible hours required
required on a degree at ACU*
116 or more 15
*Based on 10 percent of the remaining hours required at ACU to the closest multiple
of three. Note: Courses should be taken in sequence (BIBL 101, 102, 211, 212).
International students take BIBL 211 first.
2. Students with Bible transfer courses:
Criteria for evaluating transfer Bible credit:
Students will not be required to take more than 15 hours (or
5 courses), including transfer Bible hours/courses as long as they
meet the following distribution requirement:
* Biblical text: at least one Old and one New Testament course.
* Advanced Bible: (BGRK, BHEB, BIBD, BIBH, BIBL, BIBM, or BMIS)
at least one course.
Transfer students should take the following steps to determine which
Bible courses they are required to take at ACU:
* Contact the Transfer Student Coordinator (Registrar's Office) to
determine the ACU equivalency for each Bible course.
* The associate dean of academic programs in the College of
Biblical Studies should evaluate courses that are not equivalent
to an ACU Bible course. Requests for evaluation should be
submitted on a Request for Academic Exception Form obtained
from the Registrar's Office. The student will be notified of which
course(s) they must take when the evaluation is completed.
Transfer Credit for Matriculated Students (Post Admission)
Students who are attending ACU may receive credit for courses
taken during a summer term at another institution, subject to the
1. Obtain written approval on a Transfer Course Application (TCA)
before registering for the courses at another institution. The
chair of the ACU department that offers the course must
approve the TCA. If comparability is not established through
TCA approval prior to enrollment in the course, the transfer
credit may count as elective credit only.
3. After enrolling at ACU, students must observe the following
* Take no more than one general education (University or
Degree Core) required course in English and history at
* Due to the special nature of some science core curriculum
courses (e.g. BIOL 120, AENV 130 and the mathematics core
curriculum course MATH 120), students may not find an
equivalent course at another institution.
* Credit will be posted at the level at which the course
* Only courses equivalent to or comparable to those offered
by ACU are accepted.
* Only grades of "C" or higher are accepted for transfer credit.
* Grades for transfer courses outside of the intercollege
agreement are not included in the ACU GPA.
* "Pass/fail" and "credit/non-credit" grades are not accepted
for transfer credit.
* Courses taken at international institutions that are
comparable to the U.S. courses must be credited in college
* ACU does not offer or accept college credit for
vocational/technical training or for work force
* Evaluation of transfer intended to meet specific ACU
degree requirements is the responsibility of the chair of
the department offering the comparable course at ACU.
* Credits will be posted when the official transcript(s) reaches
the ACU Registrar's Office from the issuing university.
* Students must earn their last 24 hours in residence at ACU.
(Cooperative degrees are an exception.)
* Students must earn a minimum of 24 semester hours of
upper-division work including 9 hours in the major in
residence at ACU.
* To be eligible to graduate with honors (magna, summa,
cum laude), students must have completed 64 hours of
course work at ACU.
* Students on academic suspension are ineligible to transfer
credit without written approval from their academic dean.
ACU expects students to attend and participate in all class and
laboratory meetings. Students must adhere to the policies published
in each course syllabus. ACU normally offers classes in a series of
regularly scheduled meetings. The most common patterns are
Monday-Wednesday-Friday, Tuesday-Thursday, and once-per-week.
Some classes have regularly scheduled laboratories (labs).
A student who registers for a class and does not attend (or stops
attending) but does not officially withdraw is assigned a failing grade
("F") for that class. If a student stops attending a class, federal
regulations require that ACU consider the student withdrawn for
financial aid purposes.
Faculty may initiate an administrative withdrawal for students who
fail to attend a class or who fail to meet attendance requirements
published in the course syllabus. Such students may be assigned a
"W" (withdrawal) or "WF" (withdrawal failing) through the 12th
week of the semester. After the 12th week a grade of "WF" will
Students may drop or add courses during the add/drop period with
Fall/Spring terms ............................. ..................... Days 1-5 of term
Maymester ........................................... Before first day of term
Sum m er .................... . .. ............................. First day of term
Intensive Course ....................... Same as Add/Drop period of term
in which course is taught
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