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Validation of Credit Policy

Academic credit granted outside the University by an institution that is not regionally accredited must be validated by examination (see Departmental Examination/Credit by Examination under Alternative Credit Opportunities) before the work can be transferred and applied toward the requirements of a degree program. To be validated, the work must be acceptable as transfer credit in lieu of a Waynesburg University course.

The following procedure shall be used to validate credit:

  1. The student must receive permission of the Office of Academic Affairs and the Chair of the department in which the course is offered to validate the course credit.
  2. The Department Chair shall make appropriate referrals to faculty member(s) (an individual or a committee) teaching the course to request that an examination be prepared and evaluated. Before the examination, the faculty member(s) shall inform the student of the area of knowledge of course content on which he or she is to be examined.
  3. After the examination has been completed, the alternative credit opportunity form shall be filled out, signed by the Department Chair and forwarded to the Registrar's Office.
  4. Upon receipt of the completed form, the Registrar shall enter credit for the validated course on the student’s permanent record. A copy of the completed form shall be sent to the student.
  5. Validation for any given course can be sought only once.