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Associate Degree Policies

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the associate degree program, a student must submit the following:

  1. The University’s Graduate and Professional Studies admissions application.

  2. High school transcript with the date of graduation.

  3. Official transcripts of all post-secondary coursework. Students with no previous coursework may still be considered for admission after a personal interview with the program director.

  4. A current resume

Degree Requirements

  1. To qualify for the degree, each candidate must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 and a 2.00 grade point average in the declared curriculum.

  2. Candidates must complete 60 semester hours for the associate’s degree. A total of 22 semester hours must be completed in residence (i.e., graded credits with Waynesburg University). Alternative credit opportunities do not satisfy the residency requirement.

Alternative Credit Opportunities

Waynesburg University values the concept of lifelong learning and service and realizes that credit may be awarded for college level learning from a variety of sources. Students interested in alternative credit are encouraged to contact their academic advisor for detailed information and application materials. Currently, the following alternative sources of credit are available to students enrolled at the University:

  • Portfolio Credit

  • American Council on Education (ACE) Equivalency Credit

  • Recommendations (Military Courses)

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  • Departmental Examinations (for additional information, see Alternative Credit Opportunities)

  • International Baccalaureate

By completion of the first semester, or the semester in which the experience is recognized, credit received through these programs is posted on the student’s permanent record. A minimum of 22 semester hours of on-campus instruction is required for the associate degree. Credit earned through Alternative Credit Opportunities may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

Transfer Students

Transfer courses are evaluated on an individual basis, unless specified in an official Articulation Agreement with another institution. Courses similar to those offered in the Waynesburg University Academic Catalog and graded C- and above are accepted. Validation of prior learning may be required (see Validation of Credit Policy).

Students who are considering submission of a transfer application may request a preliminary review concerning transferability of credits from the Registrar.

The following regulations govern the evaluation of transfer credit at Waynesburg University:

  1. The amount of transfer credit and course equivalencies will be determined by the Registrar in consultation with the Program Director and the Office of Academic Affairs.

  2. The maximum number of hours allowed for credit earned at a two-year institution will not exceed the number of hours required in the first two years of the student’s program at Waynesburg University (i.e., 63 credits).

  3. Transfer credit will be given only for those courses that were completed with a grade of C- or above and that are certified as being applicable toward a comparable degree at the accredited institution that offered the courses.

  4. Transfer credit will not be posted to a student’s permanent record until an official copy of the transcript, issued directly from and bearing the seal of the institution awarding the credit, has been received in the Registrar's Office.