Monmouth College is on a 4-4 academic calendar, so earned credit hours will be converted to course credits when transferring to Monmouth. One course credit is equal to 4 semester hours (also commonly referred to as credit hours). Students may transfer up to the equivalent of 64 semester hours (16 course credits) and only grades of D or better will transfer. Most classes from accredited colleges will transfer.
Our course-by-course transfer guides translate all courses alphabetically by program from our partner community colleges into Monmouth College credits.
In addition, we’ve prepared a selection of program-specific transfer guides for Carl Sandburg College students for some of our most popular majors. These 2+2 pathways will map out a complete four-year academic plan for students who plan to start at Carl Sandburg and then complete their bachelor’s degree at Monmouth.
Virtual table visits & office hours
Our transfer advisor Wendy Downing will host virtual office hours and table visits to connect with interested transfer students directly. Click the date and time to sign up for a time slot. Carl Sandburg students can view times here.
|Table visit||Black Hawk College||Friday, Nov. 20 10am-1pm|
|Office Hours||Open to all students||Friday, Dec. 11 9am-2pm|
|Office Hours||Open to all students||Wed., Dec. 16 9am-2pm|
|Office Hours||Open to all students||Friday, Jan. 8 9am-2pm|
Class standing at Monmouth for new incoming transfer students depends on the number of transferable course credits. Transfer students are able to register for classes with their class once they are admitted and submit an enrollment deposit. Transfer students planning to live on campus are also housed with their class, ensuring upperclass transfers access to premium housing options for juniors and seniors.
|Freshmen||Less than 28 credit hours (7 course credits)|
|Sophomore||28 to 59 credit hours (7 to 14.75 course credits)|
|Junior||60+ credit hours (15 course credits)|
Making your plan
Many students want to know how their classes will transfer, even before they’re ready to apply. As a liberal arts college, we encourage students to take classes across a variety of disciplines to fulfill your general education requirements at Monmouth.
Recommended general education courses to take prior to transferring
- Two course sequence in English composition
- One course in public speaking
- One course with lab in a physical or life science
- Two courses in foreign language (or proficiency at 102 level)
- One course in fine art appreciation or participation (satisfies the beauty and meaning in works of art requirements)
- One course in math (satisfies the quantitative reasoning across the curriculum requirement)
Need specific recommendations on classes to take? Schedule a conversation or request an unofficial transcript evaluation by emailing Wendy Downing.
Did you take Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in high school? Be sure to send any scores for consideration of college credit in addition to other college credits earned.