Transfer Credit Evaluation
The Unofficial Credit Evaluation
Monmouth University realizes the credit evaluation serves as one of the most essential pieces in determining which school a student will attend. Under certain circumstances, Monmouth extends the opportunity for an unofficial evaluation to be completed even prior to submitting an application for admission. The unofficial transfer credit evaluation is a courtesy.
- Copies of all transcripts must be supplied before an evaluation will be completed.
- Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis and ample time is needed to complete the unofficial evaluation.
- Due to the individual review process required for evaluating music and art coursework, prospective students in these disciplines will receive a review of music and art coursework only after acceptance to the University.
- Due to volume and deadline constraints, unofficial evaluations may not be available for transfer students with a large number of credits including students seeking a second bachelor’s degree or for students with multiple institutions who have not officially applied to the University.
- If you are a student at one of New Jersey’s many community/county colleges before transferring to Monmouth University, we encourage you to use NJ Transfer as a planning tool when selecting courses for your program of study. NJ Transfer assists you by providing course equivalencies, Recommended Transfer Programs (RTPs), and evaluations of courses.
Please note that the month preceding the start of a fall or spring semester is particularly busy, therefore, Monmouth cannot guarantee transcripts received during this time period will be evaluated before the start of the semester. The application deadline for the fall semester is July 15 and for spring is December 1. Please plan ahead so that we may provide you with the proper attention.
Please call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 800-543-9671 for details.
Generally speaking, courses that are 100-level or above (ESL or remedial coursework is not included) and achievement of a “C” grade or higher will transfer to Monmouth assuming the credits come from an accredited institution. Monmouth must then determine if a class fulfills a requirement or elective for the desired major. All credits may or may not be transferable.
If you are a student at one of New Jersey’s many community/county colleges before transferring to Monmouth University, we encourage you to use NJ Transfer as a planning tool when selecting courses for your program of study. NJ Transfer assists you by providing course equivalencies, Recommended Transfer Programs (RTPs), and evaluations of courses.
Transfer students are welcome to call our office to find out if the classes they are currently taking or plan to take are transferable.
Please take some time to view program descriptions and curriculum charts for all degree programs offered at Monmouth.
Monmouth will accept up to 69 credits from a two-year institution and 90 credits from a four-year institution. Associate degrees, although valued, are not taken as a whole. They are evaluated course by course in accordance with the desired major.
CLEP, Advanced Placement, Portfolio, and Life Experience credits may be accepted following review by the appropriate academic department. The Office of Undergraduate Admission recommends that transfer students make an appointment with an admission counselor to get a more accurate assessment of transfer credit possibilities.
Monmouth University currently accepts transfer credit from undergraduate courses that a have a grade of “C” or higher assuming the credits come from an accredited institution.
Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, many higher education institutions will temporarily offer students the option to take courses on a Pass/Fail basis.
Undergraduate transfer courses taken by non-Monmouth students during the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 semesters that earn a “Pass” grade satisfy the “C” or higher grade requirement, and will be accepted for transfer credit.
Undergraduate courses taken during this period with a “Fail” grade will not be accepted for credit.
The Official Credit Evaluation
The official credit evaluation takes place after acceptance to the University. Courses are analyzed on an individual basis. All course work must be approved by the department in order for it to be considered official. As each major has different requirements, the number of transfer credits may vary if a change of major occurs while attending Monmouth University. A copy of your evaluation will be mailed to your home.
Under the BSBA for economics, finance, management, or marketing, 22 business credits are allowed. Under the BSBA concentration in accounting, 28 business credits are allowed. View curriculum charts for business concentrations.
Under the Department of Education guidelines, transfer students are required to have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA), and achieve a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE). Transfer students may transfer a maximum of six (6) professional education credits from a two-year institution. Students must also complete the professional education components at Monmouth University and meet current standards of the Monmouth University School of Education and the New Jersey Department of Education. The program includes field experiences beginning in the sophomore year, increasing in intensity during the junior year, and culminating in full-time student teaching in the last semester of their senior year. Contact an undergraduate admission counselor at 800-543-9671 for more information.