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Students coming from the U.S. armed forces may offer for consideration scores earned through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and/or the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), military transcripts and/or the DD-214, as well as official transcripts from any prior institution(s) of higher education.

Armed Services

The College utilizes the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) as found in the most recent Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services when assessing for military training for credit. A military transcript and or DD-214 may be provided as evidence of successfully completed courses listed in these publications. Credit is granted for education is equivalent to or similar to courses offered at Marietta College.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Under certain circumstances a student may offer for consideration credits earned through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of The College Board. Students will not be eligible to receive CLEP credit for courses when college credit has been awarded for the same course or more advanced courses in that same subject area. To receive credits for a CLEP examination, the student must provide a score report from CLEP and have obtained the minimum accepted score for that exam as determined by Marietta College departmental policies. The College will grant a total of up to 36 hours of credit by examination through CLEP/DANTES toward graduation. Information concerning CLEP minimum scores and examinations for which credit is awarded may be obtained from the Academic Resource Center (ARC).

Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

The College also accepts credit through DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). The College will grant a total of up to 36 hours of credit by examination through CLEP/DANTES toward graduation. Information concerning DANTES may be obtained at the Academic Resource Center (ARC).

Transfer Credit

Transfer students will be awarded credit for all courses previously completed at an accredited institution of higher education with a grade of "C" or higher. The specific credit to be awarded and how those credits will be applied toward general education and program requirements will be determined by the Registrar, in consultation with the appropriate department chair. Credits earned for developmental courses may be transferred in to fulfill course pre-requisites but will not apply toward the minimum hours for the degree. 

Courses transferred in will be shown as transfer credit (a grade of "TR") on the Marietta College transcript. The grades earned for transferred courses are not included in computing the cumulative or program grade point averages. Transfer hours do not count as hours “in residence;” see the Residency Requirements section of the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements for more details.

Transfer credit from non-accredited institutions is determined on a course-by-courses basis upon review of a course syllabus. 

Credit hours transferred in from an institution following a quarter or a unit program will be converted to semester hours.