Transfer Information


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Prior Learning Credit

(Examples: Advanced Placement, CLEP, Military, etc.)

Transferring Courses from Another Institution

Clarion University will accept transfer courses (except remedial/developmental) from regionally accredited two- and four-year institutions (e.g., Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) that are a grade of "C" or better. To ensure proper placement of transfer credits taken at another institution, students enrolled at Clarion University must request written permission from their college dean to take courses at another institution in order for these credits to transfer back to Clarion. Credits are transferable, but grades and quality points are not. Grades and quality points for courses taken elsewhere do not transfer and cannot be used as repeats for grades previously earned at Clarion. A minimum of 30 of the last 45 credits required for graduation with a baccalaureate degree must be earned through Clarion University. Effective with the Fall 2009 semester, students must also complete 50% of major credits through Clarion University.

Students should complete the transfer approval request form.

Transfer Credit Appeal

Students who feel the need to appeal a course equivalency on the degree audit may do so by meeting with the dean of their college. Students who appeal an equivalency are asked to provide a course syllabus which provides more detailed information than catalog descriptions. The course is then re-evaluated by the appropriate academic department.

Transfer Course Equivalencies

How can you find out if your courses will transfer? Check out the Transfer and Articulation Center on PA TRAC to see a comprehensive list of courses and how they transfer to Clarion. You can also view the same course equivalencies on the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs offer students the opportunity to maintain enrollment at Clarion while attending an international university. The Office of International Programs coordinates and administers study abroad and exchange programs. Courses taken at another international university should be approved using the transfer approval request form before going abroad.


I am a Clarion student looking to take a course at Clarion.
If you are an active student at Clarion University, you can register for classes through your MyClarion Student Center portal.

               ♦   Log into your MyClarion Student Center portal.
               ♦   Register for classes
               ♦   Registration dates are available online under Important Dates & Deadlines.

If you are not an active student, you will need to fill out an Application for Readmission.


I am a student at another PA State System School looking to take a course at Clarion University.

If you are a student at another PA State System School and you would like to take a course at Clarion, you have a couple of options:

  1. Get admitted as a Quick Admit student through the Admissions Office. You are permitted to take up to 12 credits as a quick admit without filling out an admissions application.
         ♦   Course credits would transfer back to your home institution in accordance with their transfer policy.

    Note: As a quick admit/transient student, you will need to check with your home institution on rules related to their transfer policy. Most likely, credits will transfer but grades will not factor into your grade point average.

  2. Register for the class through the PA State System Visiting Student program (please refer to the visiting student policy).
         ♦   Complete the Application for Visiting Student Status and return to Clarion.
         ♦   Once the approved and signed form gets to Clarion, you will be registered through the Registrar's Office  
              at Clarion and will be emailed confirmation of your registration.
         ♦   Course and grade would transfer.

    Note: The Visiting Student program permits you to take a course at another PA State System University as though it was a course from your home institution. The course credits and the grade will count in your grade point average.

  3. If we have a course sharing agreement with a State System school, the student would complete the
    Distance Education Application obtain signatures, and the form is routed per the instructions.
         ♦   Registrar's Office registers the student and communicates with the home institution.

    Note: The Distance Education option is only valid if the institution has a course sharing agreement set up with another State System school. In this case, the course credits and the grade will count in your grade point average.




I am a student at a non-PA State System School looking to take a course at Clarion University.

If you are a student at a non-PA State System School and you would like to take a course at Clarion:

  1. Get admitted as a quick admit  student through the Admissions Office. You are permitted to take up to 12 credits as a quick admit without filling out an admissions application.

                ♦   Once you have been admitted, the Registrar's Office will email you information on how to register for 
                     classes.
                ♦   You will receive your computer login information from Clarion's Computing Services department.

Check with your home institution on their rules for transferring courses.


I am a Clarion University student wanting to take a course at one of the other PA State System Universities.
If you are a student at Clarion and would like to take a course at another PA State System University:
  1. Apply to the university you intend to take a course(s).

       ♦   Complete a Request to Take Courses Off-Campus Form  and get the appropriate signatures.
       ♦   Register for the course at the university you are going to through their student information system.
       ♦   When you are finished with the course, request a final transcript be sent from the university to Clarion's     
            Registrar's Office (please refer to the transfer policy).

Note: If you elect to take a course at a non-PA State System school or do not elect to take a course through the PA State System Visiting student policy, your credits will transfer but grades will not factor into your grade point average.

 2. Register for the class through the PA State System Visiting Student program (please refer to the visiting student policy).

        ♦   Complete the Application for Visiting Student Status and return to Clarion.
        ♦   If approved by Clarion's Registrar's Office, the form will be forwarded to the university you intend to visit
             for registration.
        ♦   The institution you are visiting will communicate with you regarding your registration.
        ♦   When you have completed the course, a transcript will be sent from the visiting university back to Clarion.

 Note: The Visiting Student program permits you to take a course at another PA State System University as though it was a course from your home institution. The course credits and the grade will count in your grade point average.

3. If we have a course sharing agreement with a PA State System school, the student would complete the         Distance Education Application to obtain signatures, and the form is routed per the instructions.

        ♦   Registrar's Office registers the student and communicates with the home institution.

Note: The Distance Education option is only valid if the institution has a course sharing agreement set up with another State System school. In this case, the course credits and the grade will count in your grade point average.




I am a Clarion University student wanting to take a course at a non-PA State System University.
If you are a Clarion University student wanting to take a course at a non-PA State System University (please refer to the transfer credit policy) : 
  1. Apply to the university you intend to take a course(s).

        ♦   Complete a Request to take courses off-campus form and get the appropriate signatures.
        ♦   Register for the course at the university you are going to through their student information system.
        ♦   When you are finished with the course, request a final transcript be sent from the university to Clarion's 
           Registrar's Office.

 
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Last Updated 3/8/16