Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Transfer Student Admission Procedures

Students who have earned college credit after high school graduation are considered transfer students. Students earning college credit concurrently during high school from programs such as dual enrollment options are considered first-time freshmen upon entry to MVNU.

Students desiring to transfer from another post-secondary institution follow the admission procedure described above. In addition, official transcripts must be sent directly to MVNU from all higher education institutions attended. These requirements also apply to new students entering the University with dual enrollment options program credit. Academic standing is determined from these transcripts, subject to the following conditions:

  • A calculation of the cumulative GPA from all post-secondary institutions attended;
  • Transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions may be granted for courses that apply to MVNU academic programs. Credit from non-regionally accredited institutions is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

    Transfer credit is granted for those courses for which a grade of D or better was earned when those courses were part of a student's earned associate or baccalaureate degree. If a student has not completed a degree, transfer credit is granted when a grade of C- or better was earned, provided the courses are comparable to those of MVNU. Grades from accepted courses will not be factored into the student's GPA at MVNU.

    • Note: Students on academic probation and students who have not met the minimum GPA in their declared major(s) may follow the procedure laid out in the section on academic probation found under Academic Standing.
  • Participation in a new student orientation session during the summer is required for students entering in the fall semester.
  • Students on academic or disciplinary probation or dismissal from another institution must contact the Admissions Office to determine the necessary steps for consideration for admission to MVNU. The Admissions Committee reviews these requests and makes the final decisions.
  • Students who seek admission after attending another post-secondary institution and withdrawing from their classes will be reviewed by the Admission Committee. In these cases, two letters of recommendation must be submitted (one academic reference from the institution from which they withdrew, along with a character reference) as well as a personal statement that specifically describes the reason for withdrawing from classes.
  • Students who seek admission after attending multiple post-secondary institutions and achieve a cumulative GPA from all institutions of below a 2.00 will be reviewed by the admissions committee. In these cases, two letters of recommendation must be submitted, as well as a personal statement that specifically outlines the circumstances surrounding the GPA in question.

Students accepted on academic probation are evaluated according to these satisfactory academic progress criteria. At the end of the first semester, if the semester GPA is:

  • > 2.00, then the student will be considered a student in good academic standing;
  • <2.00 but > 1.70, the student will continue on academic probation for the next semester, and
  • < 1.70, the student will be issued a letter of academic dismissal for the next semester.

At the end of the second semester and thereafter, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to be considered in good academic standing.