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Transfer Credit Information

Transfer Credit Policy
International Credit
Military Course Work Policy
Credit by Examination

Cadets/Undergraduate Day/Online/CTP(College Transfer Program) Students

A degree candidate at The Citadel Military college who wishes to receive Citadel credit for courses at another institution must compete the appropriate form located on the Forms page.

A Transient Permission Form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar prior to taking courses at another college. This form is only required for current students. The Citadel does not approve these forms for individuals that are not current Citadel students and reserves the right to adjust course equivalencies as necessary.

To ensure that the courses will be accepted at The Citadel for transfer credit students should review the Transfer Credit Policy prior to completing any outside course. Students should note that permission to take the requested course(s) is not confirmation of how/if the course(s) will fulfill degree requirements. Permission only confirms The Citadel course equivalent(s) approved by the faculty.

Students should therefore pay close attention verifying the approved Citadel equivalent is what he/she desires and/or the course is not a repeat of already earned credit (see Transfer Credit Policy).  Acceptance of credit for an approved transfer course via  the Transient Permission Form will become final only when the Registrar’s office receives an official transcript of the student’s record from the accredited institution where the course was taken.

Prospective Transfer Students

Thank you for considering The Citadel! Students that have already completed courses from an accredited institution that would like for their courses to be evaluated for Citadel credit should send their official transcripts. Transcripts must be sent directly to The Citadel Registrar's Office. Credits will not be considered or evaluated until the official transcript is received. Hand delivered transcripts or grade reports will not be accepted.

Official Mailed transcripts may be sent to:
Office of the Registrar 
171 Moultrie Street 
Charleston, SC 29409-0205

Official electronic transcripts may be sent to:
registrar@citadel.edu

Graduate Students

The Citadel Graduate College does permit up to 12 hours of transfer credit from other accredited higher education institutions and from military education and training recommended for credit by the American Council on Education. Some programs allow fewer hours of transfer credit. Students should check the requirements for specific programs for the maximum number of credit hours that may be transferred into his or her program at The Citadel.

Graduate students wanting graduate credit to be considered must complete the appropriate form.  Students should make sure their official transcripts have been received by The Citadel prior to completing the graduate Transfer Credit Approval form .

Students should also review the Transfer Credit Policy and/or their academic catalog for full details. Credits will not be considered or evaluated until the official transcript is received. Hand delivered transcripts or grade reports will not be accepted.

Official Mailed transcripts may be sent to:

Office of the Registrar 
171 Moultrie Street 
Charleston, SC 29409-0205

Official electronic transcripts may be sent to:
registrar@citadel.edu

Resources for Transferring Courses

Students who have been or are thinking about taking courses at an institution including institutions outside of South Carolina should utilize www.CollegeTransfer.net.  This tool allows students to search for course equivalencies at colleges and universities both inside and outside of the state of South Carolina.  

The South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center (SC TRAC) is a resource that helps students transfer between South Carolina colleges and universities: www.sctrac.org  or mobile app Academic GPS.

Courses with equivalences on the widget below do not require department approval on the Transient Permission Form.  If the course is not pre-approved for transfer, then you must obtain a copy of the FROM College's course description (found in their school's course catalog) and get it approved by the appropriate department head here at The Citadel.  This form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office for final approval.  You will be given a copy to take to the other college/university.

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