Students transferring to Carlow from other institutions may have up to 88 credits accepted. Of those 88 transfer credits, a maximum of 65 credits may be at the 100-200 levels in Carlow equivalent courses; additional transfer credits beyond 65 must be at the 300-400 levels in Carlow course equivalencies. A grade of C or higher must have been earned. Courses taken for pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades may only be transferred if it can be verified that a pass or satisfactory grade is equivalent to a C or higher. Only the credit is transferred, not the grade. An Advanced Standing Evaluation will be done after a student is accepted and after all course descriptions or catalogues have been received.
It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the course descriptions or catalogs from all colleges or universities outside of Allegheny County and for any courses taken prior to 1985.
Once a student matriculates at Carlow University, the student must have permission from the faculty advisor and the registrar prior to beginning a class at another institution. The student is also responsible for requesting that the registrar at the host institution forward an official transcript to the registrar at Carlow. The Carlow registrar will not accept a course for a student who has not obtained formal permission from the advisor and registrar to take the course. Forms are available on myPortal (for current Carlow students).
Carlow University accepts a maximum for 88 credits for transfer. The residence requirement at Carlow is 32 credits. Credits earned through CLEP, portfolio challenge or other non-traditional means may not be considered part of the residence requirement. Credits for the majors range from 27 to 44 credits.
To determine how your credits earned at another institution would transfer to Carlow, please contact a Transfer Counselor in the Admissions office.