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Transfer Credits
Clemson's policy on transferring academic credits from other institutions rests with the Office of Admissions. Please refer to Transfer Evaluation Equivalency Information--TCEL.


Transfer Credit Deadline
In order to receive transfer credit, you must complete and return the credit evaluation forms by the deadline listed in your acceptance letter. IF YOUR EVALUATIONS ARE NOT COMPLETED BY THE SPECIFIED DATE:
  • You will not have any transfer credits on your Clemson academic record
  • You will have freshmen status (and freshmen priority for athletic tickets) until your completed evaluations are received
  • You will not be able to drop a class
  • You will register for the next semester as a freshman (last)
  • Your loan limit may be affected
Please remember that it is YOUR responsibility to complete your credit evaluation forms by the deadline listed on the front page of your evaluation forms.


Transfer Credit Hours
Clemson University does not transfer grades, only credits; therefore, you will enter Clemson without a grade-point ratio. Your class standing is determined as follows:

Hours Transferred Class
0 - 29 Freshman
30 - 59 Sophomore
60 - 89 Junior
90 and above Senior

In addition to accepting college transfer credits, Clemson recognizes credit earned through the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program. If you participated in this program in high school and earned a grade of 3, 4 or 5 on the final examination, have your grade(s) sent to Clemson directly from the College Board by writing or calling the College Board ATP,
CN 6200,
Princeton, NJ 08541-6200,
(609) 771-7300.

We will not transfer AP credits reported on a college transcript alone. In addition, students scoring 5, 6 or 7 on the Higher Level International Baccalaureate examinations are, in most cases, eligible for college credit. A few Clemson academic departments also recognize the College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject examinations, but no credit is awarded for CLEP general examinations. Further information, instructions and score request forms are available from the Admissions Office.


Prospective Registered Nursing Students
The process for evaluating the credentials of registered nurses is similar to the transfer credit procedure. For these prospective students, the RN advisor provides preliminary evaluation of transcripts based on National League of Nursing recommendations. Transfer credit is awarded when a course is evaluated as essentially equivalent to a current Clemson course or acceptable as an elective course. In general, transfer credit is awarded when the course is:
  • earned at a school accredited by a regional accreditation association such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • similar in description to the catalog synopsis of the corresponding course at Clemson;
  • required or permitted as an elective in your curriculum;
  • graded at least one letter grade above the minimum passing mark, usually C or better;
  • and not a duplication of credits already earned.

Please refer to Clemson's current transfer equivalency information--TCEL.


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