2018-2019 Catalog

Transfer Students

A transfer student is a student entering Western Piedmont Community College who has earned credit at another institution. In addition to submitting all other application materials, transfer students using credit from another institution for course eligibility must provide official transcripts to Western Piedmont from the institution which originally granted the credit. To be considered for credit, courses must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution. Transfer students must meet the admission requirements of a beginning student; however, students who hold an Associate Degree or higher may be exempt from WPCC placement testing. Students who have successfully completed ENG 111 with a grade of “C” or better may be exempt from the reading and writing sections of the placement test. Exemption from the math sections of the placement test is dependent on the major students are pursuing and the highest college-level math completed with a grade of "C" or better. Questions regarding exemptions for the placement test should be directed to Career and Testing Services. To receive consideration for an exemption, a student must submit an official copy of his/her previous college transcripts.

Transfer credit may be allowed for courses in which students have made a grade of “C” or better. Only courses applicable to a student's program of study will be considered for transfer credit.  Transfer credit will not be allowed for courses in which students have received a grade for credit by examination. Credits from colleges operating on the quarter system are recalculated on a semester-hour basis. In no case shall the combined total of any transfer credit hours, credits by examination, credit for external examinations or course substitutions represent more than one-half of the specified number of hours required for the degree or diploma toward which students are applying those credits. A grade point average for graduation, honors, and continuing enrollment is computed only for courses taken at Western Piedmont Community College.