One semester credit hour represents the
equivalent of one hour of lecture or two hours of laboratory work each week. Class lecture or laboratory time combined with outside classwork or studying is expected to equal approximately three hours per credit each week. An equivalent amount of work is required for studio work, practicums, internships, and classes that do not meet on the semester schedule.
Transfer of Credit
It is the practice of Pensacola Christian
College and other colleges and
universities to accept or reject credits
based on their own institutional criteria,
regardless of whether or not that
particular school transferring credit
It is the policy of the College to consider for transfer, credits
earned at an approved or accredited college or university. Courses acceptable for transfer must be similar in
content to those replaced in the chosen major at Pensacola Christian
College. Courses which are not similar may be transferred as general
electives, providing they meet all the college transfer-of-credit
policies. Nursing and education courses will not be transferred toward a nursing or education program but may be transferred as general electives, providing they meet the college transfer-of-credit policies.
Courses previously taken at PCC may not be repeated at another college. Only those credits which carry a grade of at least “C-” or
its equivalent may be transferred.
Pensacola Christian College does
not count grade points earned at other colleges and universities
toward the minimum final grade
point average of 2.00 required for graduation. If a student transfers a number of hours in his major,
he still must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in that field as prescribed by the Registrar.
Transfer students in any classification may apply for admission,
though rarely is a student able to transfer
and complete degree requirements in one year.
Students who transfer
credits from non-English-speaking countries are responsible to
provide a certified translation of
and course descriptions. This certification may be made by (1)
a commercial certifying organization or (2) an individual with
credentials in the country where the student attended college.
A copy of the transcript in the native language must accompany
the certified translation.
Pensacola Christian College reserves the
right to withhold recognition of credits received at any college
or university that does not,
in the opinion of the administration, meet reasonable academic standards.
Credits from Bible Colleges
Credits from a Bible
college are accepted on the same basis as credits earned
from any other college or university. Credits from
school or Bible institute which does not have recognized collegiate
standing are accepted at PCC only after
individual evaluation and/or validation under the direction of
the College’s Academic Committee.
Pensacola Christian College reserves
the right to withhold recognition of credits received at any
Bible college, Bible school, or Bible
institute that does not, in the opinion of the administration, meet
reasonable academic standards.
Current students may not take courses
from other institutions without advance
approval from the Registrar.
When taken to meet graduation
requirements, these courses must meet
current transfer requirements and must not be a core course required for the student’s major. Students
should submit a Transient Form
and course/institution information for approval.
Students who fail to follow procedures
for work completed elsewhere may
forfeit recognition of credit for this
work. Students may take a maximum
of three courses from another institution
Pensacola Christian College does not grant credit for work or
life experience, with the exception of
physical education credit that may be
granted for active military
Credit for Military Service
One hour of physical education credit will be granted for each year of active
service up to two years. Discharge papers or the equivalent
are required as evidence of eligibility and must be presented to
the Records Office before the end of the student’s first
semester. Physical education majors or minors must take actual
courses to complete their PE requirements.
CLEP and AP Credit
Students may take College Level Examination
Program (CLEP) or Advanced
Placement Program (AP) examinations
to avoid taking courses in subjects
in which they already have adequate
knowledge. All CLEP and AP tests
must be completed prior to college
enrollment. Contact the Admissions
Office for additional information.
Distance-learning credits from an approved or accredited school that fit
the particular academic program at PCC may be acceptable in transfer as long
as they meet course transfer requirements. Courses that are taken at another
institution must be completed before beginning the semester at PCC. Approved
coursework not completed before the beginning of a semester is included in the
student’s academic load for that semester.