How Credits Transfer
Advanced Standing Credit
Mary Baldwin does not require a minimum number of college credits to enroll in the Adult Degree Program, though previous college experience is certainly beneficial. There is no limit to the number of credits you may transfer from regionally accredited universities and colleges; however, 36 semester hours must be new coursework at Mary Baldwin.
Transfer Credit from Accredited Colleges and Universities
You may transfer appropriate coursework in which you earned a grade
of "C" or better as long as it is from an accredited college or
university. You may also continue to take courses at other institutions
(and transfer that credit) after enrolling at MBC.
Credit by Examination
Another way to earn advanced standing credit is by taking College
Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. The tests are divided into
general examinations, which are designed to test your knowledge
in five basic liberal arts areas (English composition, mathematics,
natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences), and subject
examinations, which cover a variety of specific subject areas.
If you score at or above the appropriate level on a CLEP test,
you receive three to six semester hours' credit to apply toward
Prior Learning Portfolio
You may have gained college-level knowledge in non-collegiate settings — through work, travel, reading, community service, and other educational
and study experiences. You may apply for credit for this knowledge
by preparing, with the help of your faculty advisor, a Prior Learning
Portfolio and submitting it to the MBC faculty for evaluation.
Nationally Standardized Assessment
Your formal learning experiences sponsored by such non-collegiate
agencies as the military and the American Institute of Banking
can be assessed and awarded credit according to the recommendations
of the American Council on Education (ACE).