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Transfer Credit Policies - Undergraduate

Transfer Students/Transfer of Credit Policy 

Misericordia University welcomes students who wish to transfer from other accredited four-year colleges or universities, or two-year junior or community colleges. Prospective full-time and part-time transfer students are encouraged to arrange an interview with the admissions office to review academic status and proposed curriculum. Although part-time students may begin their studies on a non-matriculating basis, they are expected to apply for formal admission to the university at the earliest possible date. Non-matriculated students are limited to earning 15 credits at the university unless special arrangements have been approved.

Prospective transfer students will be considered for admission if they have maintained a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 or better (based on a 4.0 system). Higher GPA may be required to specific majors. GPA requirements for advancement into the professional level of individual programs vary (see individual curriculum guides for each program). Candidates who meet the GPA requirements for general admission and who seek advanced standing for previous college work, regardless of delivery mode or teaching/learning format, must provide the director of admissions with the following:

1.      Application for Admission with a non-refundable fee (see application).

2.      Official copy of secondary school transcript or GED test results.

3.      Official transcripts from each college/university previously attended.

4.      Registered nurses seeking acceptance to the R.N. to B.S.N. program in Nursing must also send transcripts from their diploma-granting institution, as well as a copy of the RN license.

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Misericordia University. The university will accept no more than 61 credits from any single or combination of associate degree programs. Only courses with a grade of C- (1.7) or better will be accepted for transfer. Grades earned at other institutions are not included in the student's GPA at Misericordia University.

Credit may transfer from other institutions if one of the following criteria is met:

  • The institution is regionally accredited (not applicant or candidate status) by a commission on higher education. Misericordia University recognizes the following regional accreditations: 
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Western Association of Schools and Colleges

  • The American Council on Education has reviewed and recommended the course for college credit.
  • The institution is legally authorized to grant standard college degrees and is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. 
  • Misericordia University may award transfer credit based upon an individual review of factors such as course equivalencies, expected student learning outcomes, quality of most recent academic work, cumulative grade point average, number of credits completed, intended field of study, coursework relevant to a prospective student’s major, and applicability or transferability of completed work to Misericordia University’s curricula, standards, and course offerings. This determination will be made in consultation between the Department Chair in the discipline which sponsors the credit at Misericordia University and the Registrar.

Misericordia University maintains the following program-specific articulation agreements:

With Luzerne County Community College

  • Associate in Science in General Studies to Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (weekday program only)
  • Associate in Science in General Studies to Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging
  • Associate in Science in Business Administration to Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Associate in Science in Education to Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education
  • Associate in Science in Cyber Security Management to Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Associate in Science in Nursing to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate in Arts in Humanities to Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Associate in Science in Accounting to Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Associate in Applied Science in Human Services to Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science
  • Associate in Science in Business Administration to Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Science in Social Science to Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Associate in Science in Social Science to Bachelor of Social Work
  • Associate in Applied Science in Human Services to Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Associate in Arts in Humanities to Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Associate of Arts in Humanities to Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Associate in Applied Science in Journalism and Media Writing to Bachelor of Arts in Communications
  • Associate in Science in Social Science to Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science

With Lackawanna College

  • Associate in Arts in Communication Arts to Bachelor of Arts in Communications
  • Associate in Science in Sport Management to Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

With Keystone College

  • Associate in Applied Science in Allied Health (Radiologic Technology) to Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging
  • Associate in Applied Science in Allied Health (Nursing) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

With Lehigh Carbon Community College

  • Associate in Science in Sport Management to Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Associate in Science in Computer Science to Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Associate in Applied Science in Computer Specialist to Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

With the Pennsylvania State University-Hazleton Campus

  • Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (after completion of a bachelor's degree at Pennsylvania State University) to Doctor of Physical Therapy

With Northampton Community College

  • Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography to Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

With Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center School of Practical Nursing

  • Licensed Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

With Valley Forge Military Academy and College

  • Associate degree, with pre-nursing requirements (as stipulated) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

With Mount Aloysius College

  • Associate in Science in General Studies to Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (weekday program only)