Credit Policies
Courses are evaluated individually. Credits for all courses passed with a letter grade of C- or higher at regionally accredited institutions are evaluated for applicability to specific CNR degree requirements.

Transfer credit is entered on the official College transcript. Grades received for transferred courses are not shown nor are they included in the calculation of the student’s cumulative grade point average at CNR.
Credits earned at community and technical colleges are considered to be lower-division credit.

Transfer courses are reviewed individually for their applicability toward fulfillment of general education requirements.

Transfer students who have completed college-level study at an institution outside of the United States will have their credits evaluated for application to the College’s general education requirements.

International students are required to have their credits evaluated by World Education Services (WES).
Courses satisfactorily completed elsewhere toward the intended major or needed to fulfill the upper-division credits requirement must be evaluated by the appropriate academic department before credit is awarded.

When the transfer application is complete, an official letter of response, with a preliminary credit evaluation, will be sent to the student.

Official transcripts and any other documentation necessary for transfer of credits to fulfill graduation requirements must be on file in the Office of the Registrar.  Students must request these materials from previously attended institutions.

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CNR allows a maximum of 15 credits toward the degree only for entering students who have successfully passed examinations in the College-Level Examination Program (sponsored by the Educational Testing Service).  For CLEP General Examinations (offered in the areas of English composition, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social-services history) the recommendations of the Commission of Accreditation of Service Experience of the American Council on Education will be followed in the determination of passing scores.  For CLEP Subject Examinations, the recommendations of the Council on College-Level Examinations will be followed in making this determination.  CLEP credits may be used to fulfill requirements in the major field only with the approval of the department chairperson.