Transfer Student Admissions Process

Students who formerly attended a post-secondary institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be considered for transfer credit for equivalent courses taken at the previous institution.

In order to be considered for transfer credit, you must submit a Request for Transfer Credit as soon as possible after being enrolled at Brown College. In addition, students are responsible for having official transcript(s) from their previous institution forwarded to the Registrar’s Office at Brown College. Both the Request for Transfer Credit and official transcripts must be received at Brown College as soon as possible after you have been enrolled and prior to the beginning of any class for which the Transfer Credit is being requested.

Any credit submitted after your first term of attendance is subject to the approval by the Dean of Education. Awarding of Transfer Credit is at the sole discretion of Brown College. The school will determine if the course(s) completed at the previous institution are sufficiently equivalent to the course(s) in the student’s program of study at Brown College. Only passing grades of “C” or better will be taken into consideration.

Factors Brown College will use in determining whether Transfer Credit will be awarded include – but are not limited to – objectives and description of the previous course, length of time passed since the course was completed and the level of the previous course (e.g. as indicated by 100, 200,… course number).

To ensure an adequate and fair assessment may be made, you may be required to provide Brown College with a course catalog from the previous institution. Courses that are approved to be awarded Transfer Credit will show on your Brown College transcript with a grade of “TC”. Students who receive transfer credit will have the program tuition charge prorated based upon the remaining number of credits that must earned in order to graduate. The Brown College Business Office will make the appropriate tuition adjustment. The acceptance of transfer credit into Brown College is in the sole discretion of Brown College.

The following items must be completed at the time of application:

  • Application for Admission
  • Application Fee*
  • Entrance Exam (see “Selective Admissions Criteria” below)
  • Enrollment Agreement (if applicant is under 18 years of age, it must also be signed by parent or guardian)
  • General Student Disclosure
  • Programmatic Disclosure
  • Financial aid forms (if applicant wishes to apply for financial aid)
  • Satisfactory personal interview

The following items must be completed prior to the end of the initial add/drop period:

  • Copy of High School diploma (or official high school transcript showing graduation date, copy of General Education Diploma (GED) or other official acceptable proof of graduation from a valid
  • institution providing secondary or post-secondary education, or the equivalent of such graduation). A valid institution is one that is recognized as a provider of education by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Background Check

Brown College reserves the right to reject applicants and/or rescind eligibility for an applicant to begin classes if the items listed above are not successfully completed within the required timeframe.

* Payment of the full amount of the application fee at the time of enrollment may be waived for a student who previously enrolled at Brown College but did not graduate, is a graduate of Brown College or is receiving financial assistance from an agency that covers the fee. Admission to any one program does not automatically qualify a student for admission into any other program. If a student wishes to apply to another program in the future, the individual must independently meet all the requirements for that program at the time of the future enrollment. The student will also be subject to all selection procedures in place for admittance into the other program. Admittance into the other program is not guaranteed.

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