Transferring to MC
A student is considered a transfer student only after 24 semester hours or 32 quarter hours have been successfully completed (2.00 average on a 4.00 system is considered successful) at an approved institution. Courses must be comparable to courses offered at Mississippi College.
Credit from Junior/Community College
Sixty-five hours applied toward graduation from Mississippi College must be earned at a senior college, regardless of the number of semester hours taken at the junior/community college level. This means that the maximum number of semester hours from a junior/community college that can be applied toward a degree at Mississippi College is 65.
Grades Transferred from Another Institution
Grades earned on transfer work from other institutions will be reflected on the permanent record at Mississippi College but will not be used in calculating the overall grade point average at Mississippi College.
Mississippi College considers transfer credits earned at institutions that have regional accreditation, courses that are comparable to courses offered at MC, and courses in which the student has earned a grade of C or higher. Credit for course work with a grade of C or higher from institutions that are not regionally accredited will be considered for transfer after the student has earned a minimum of 15 semester hours with a 2.0 grade point average at Mississippi College and where such credit represents course work relevant to the degree sought. Course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies must at least be equivalent to that at Mississippi College. Grades of D may be transferred if the grades earned on other courses accepted for transfer from that institution pull the average up to C level.
The equivalencies listed here are for general information and unofficial use only and in no way represent an exhaustive list of transfer equivalencies. This list represents equivalencies that have been built to date. Additional equivalencies are possible. Transfer students will receive an official transcript evaluation upon completion of the admissions process including submission of all official transcripts). Transfer students may be awarded additional credit as electives beyond the equivalencies posted here.
Feel free to click below to get an idea of how your transfer credits will transfer into Mississippi College. Please remember that the Registrar's Office has the final word with official evaluations.
While transfer courses from institutions using a quarter system are shown here, four-hour quarter hour courses do not equate to a three-hour semester course.
Students may not be simultaneously enrolled at Mississippi College and any other institution. Special permission for dual enrollment may be granted only by appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Approval to Take Courses at Other Institutions
Once enrolled at Mississippi College, a student must have prior approval of any course to be taken elsewhere for credit at Mississippi College.
Required Hours Taken at Mississippi College
The last 33 semester hours must be taken in residence at Mississippi College. A minimum of 12 semester hours must be taken at Mississippi College in the student's major field and 6 hours in the minor; but not more than 45 semester hours may be transferred for credit toward a bachelor's degree on a major in any department.
Restricted Admission for Transfer Students
Students who have accumulated a deficit of 15 to 29 grade points from the last institution(s) attended will be considered for admission to Mississippi College on restricted admission. Also, those students who have been suspended from their previous institutions and have sat out of school the required amount of time may be admitted to Mississippi College by the Committee on Enrollment Appeals on a restricted admission status. Restricted admission students must earn a 2.00 grade point average on their first 15 hours, and the 15 hours may be taken in one semester or over several semesters. Earning a 2.00 grade point average over the first 15 hours will result in the lifting of the restricted admission status; failure to earn a 2.00 grade point average over the first 15 hours will result in suspension from Mississippi College. The committee on Enrollment Appeals will not address an appeal for a suspended student for a minimum of one year after the student was dismissed.