Types of Credit
- If you plan to attend Monmouth College or transfer to Monmouth College, use Transferology to check how your classes will transfer. You can set up a free account and enter classes you’ve taken or plan to take.
- Here is a quick guide to using Transferology
Students may transfer up to a maximum of 80 credit hours, equivalent to 20 course credits (a maximum of 64 credit hours, equivalent to 16 course credits, may be transferred from a two-year institution). Course work that is to be applied toward a major or minor or is a prerequisite for a major or minor course requires a minimum grade of C- or better to transfer. Course work that is to be applied toward the teacher licensure program or is a prerequisite for a course for that program requires a minimum grade of C or better to transfer. Elective credit may be awarded with a passing grade of D.
Transferred courses will appear on the student’s Monmouth College transcript, but grades earned in such courses are not included in the Monmouth College grade point average. Students must request that their college or university send an official transcript to Monmouth College in order for courses to be officially evaluated for transfer and applied toward the degree.
New Transfer Students:
Current students who wish to take coursework off campus should complete the Request to take Coursework Off Campus form prior to enrolling at another institution to guarantee the courses they plan to take will transfer to Monmouth College and assist with degree completion. You are encouraged to connect with the Office of the Registrar to review this process.
- Monmouth College is a member of Acadeum, a consortium of accredited colleges and universities participating in an online course sharing platform to enable students to continue to make academic progress toward a degree in a number of ways. Acadeum provides opportunity for students to regain good academic standing, take summer coursework, and to identify degree completing pathways.
- Students must seek permission to take Acadeum coursework by first completing the Request to Take Coursework Via Acadeum form. The Office of the Registrar, the student’s faculty advisor, and at times, the department chair and/or Vice President for Academic Affairs will review the request and either approve or deny. Only pre-approved courses will apply toward the degree.
- Acadeum courses are generally only approved to be taken during the summer, unless extenuating circumstances arise and are approved by the Dean.
- Due to the consortial nature of Acadeum, credits earned are transcribed as Monmouth College coursework and therefore impact a student’s GPA and academic standing.
- Students enrolled in Acadeum coursework are Monmouth College students of record and financial assistance is processed through Monmouth College.
- Students generally take courses via acadeum during the summer term for the following reasons:
- Support students that have fallen into academic probation or academic warning
- Credit recovery/student progress… see academic advisor as approval will be case by case
- Stay on track
- Get ahead
- Course not offered
- Get back into sequence
- Financial Aid recovery
Summer Term Acadeum Tuition – Summer session courses are $1,400 per course ($350 per .25 course credit). Payment for summer session courses must be received prior to the student beginning the course. Monmouth scholarships and grants are not available in the summer, but students may be eligible for other types of financial aid if they filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who receive a Pell Grant during the academic year may be eligible for Pell Grant funding in the summer. Students with unused loan eligibility may also elect to cover some summer expenses with federal loans. Contact the Office of Student Financial Planning to find out if any financial aid may be available to you.
More information regarding Acadeum can be found HERE
First-year students who have taken the College Board Advanced Placement Examination should have their score sent directly to Monmouth College. Scores of 3 or better may be granted credit. A higher exam score may be required for specific course or general education equivalency. Vew our table of AP credit Equivalencies.
First-Year students may transfer college coursework taken in high school. Students must request that the college, not their high school, send Monmouth College official college transcripts for evaluation. Once the official college transcripts are received, they will be reviewed and the student will be notified via mail and email if credit may be applied towards their Monmouth College degree. No credit is awarded based on a high school transcript. Course work that is to be applied toward a major or minor or is a prerequisite for a major or minor course requires a minimum grade of C- or better to transfer. Course work that is to be applied toward the teacher licensure program or is a prerequisite for a course for that program requires a minimum grade of C or better to transfer. Elective credit may be awarded with a passing grade of D.
Students who have earned the International Baccalaureate diploma may be awarded credit for scores of 4 or above on both the IB Higher Level and IB Standard Level Examinations. Students who complete the IB diploma with a score of 24 or above will be awarded a full year of college credit. Once students have committed to Monmouth College, they should arrange to have their official IB scores sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar, in consultation with the appropriate academic department chair, will assess the scores and be in contact with the students regarding course equivalencies.
Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy
Students entering Monmouth College with the State Seal of Biliteracy will meet the proficiency required to satisfy the Languages and Cultures Core Curriculum requirement.
Students who plan to continue study of the language will be required to take the placement exam to determine placement in the appropriate 200 level language course.
Students will be granted 1.0 course credit of 200 level coursework (i.e. SPAN-2TR) that will count for the major or minor. Students would need to complete an additional 4.0 course credits for the minor and 8.0 course credits for the major. The credit earned will not be included in the calculation of the student’s GPA, but will be reflected as a CR on transcript.
Credit is not processed automatically upon receipt of a high school transcript. Students must request credit for their seal within 3 academic years of graduating from high school by completing the form below. Upon receipt of the request, the Office of the Registrar will verify the Seal of Biliteracy on the official final high school transcript.
Credit may be awarded for armed service education and training according to the recommendation of the American Council on Education (ACE). To be considered for credit, students should request that an official copy of their Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) be sent directly to the Monmouth College Office of the Registrar.