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    Core Curriculum

    Credit & Evaluation

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    Credit Evaluation & Policies

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    Ursuline Core Curriculum Credit and Transfer Policies

    Common Courses

    • Students are expected to complete the 100- level, 200-level and 400-level common courses for the Ursuline Core Curriculum, as placement dictates.

    • Students who transfer in 64 semester credit hours or more, including 6 credits of English composition completed within the last 10 years, or who have earned an Associate’s Degree (AA, AS, AAB, AAS) including 2 Introductory English composition courses completed within the last 10 years, will be exempt from the First Year Seminar (UC 101) and College Composition and Research (EN 125). Students who already hold baccalaureate degrees will be exempt from both the First Year Seminar (UC 101) Identity, Diversity, and Community (UC 201).

    • Students who transfer in fewer than 12 credit hours will complete the First Year Seminar. Students who transfer in more than 12 semester hours and have earned a B average in 6 semester hours of English composition completed within the last 10 years will complete Identity, Diversity, and Community (UC 201).

    • Courses taken prior to students’ matriculation at Ursuline College may not be used to fulfill common course requirements.

    • Once students matriculate at Ursuline College they may not fulfill common course requirements elsewhere by substitution or equivalency.

    • Advanced placement courses, alternative credit options (CLEP exams, test-outs, External Learning Assessment, Workplace Training Credit), and independent study activities may not be used to fulfill common course requirements, nor are common courses offered independently.


    Distribution Courses

    • Courses taken prior to students’ matriculation at Ursuline College may be used to fulfill Ursuline Core Curriculum distribution course requirements.

    • Once students matriculate at Ursuline College they may not take courses at other institutions with the intention of substituting them for Ursuline Core Curriculum distribution courses.

    • Generally, distribution courses in Religious Studies and Philosophy must be taken at Ursuline College. Students who have passing grades for upper-level Religious Studies and Philosophy courses from colleges with missions similar to that of Ursuline may apply for an exception to this policy.

    • Students may use a passing score on an approved CLEP exam for a distribution course in the Ursuline Core Curriculum

    • Students who qualify under the Articulation Agreements with Cuyahoga Community College and Lakeland Community College may be eligible to have two distribution classes waived.

    • Students with high school Advanced Placement courses equivalent to approved Ursuline Core Curriculum distribution courses may use these courses either to fulfill Ursuline Core Curriculum distribution requirements or for elective credit.

    • Alternative credit options (test outs, External Learning Assessment, Workplace Training Credit), independent study activities, and catalog courses taken independently may not be used to fulfill distribution requirements.