Information for Transfer Students
Each year Nyack welcomes transfer students from colleges and universities around the country and world. On average, 200 transfers enroll in the fall [100 at residential campus in Nyack and 100 at NYC campus] and 100 transfers enroll in the spring [35 at residential campus in Nyack and 65 at NYC campus]. Our goal is to make your transition as smooth as possible.
A transfer student is anyone who has completed at least one full-time semester of coursework at another college or university after graduating from high school.
Although it is not required, scores are helpful in the acceptance process.
Students transferring at least 20 credits are eligible for a grant based on GPA.
A transfer orientation program is held in the spring and fall. It is designed to provide a smooth transition to Nyack.
Although a certain degree of uniformity exists among colleges and universities, it is also important to recognize that each institution is a unique entity in the academic world. For this reason it is not possible to guarantee absolute equivalency of credit in the transfer process. Course work will be evaluated on the basis of a number of factors, including, but not limited to, accreditation, equivalency of content and/or learning outcomes, and overall fit within the ethos of the program. Nyack College will seek to provide the most equitable transfer of credit possible within the framework of the following policies:
- Credits will be accepted only on the basis of official transcripts. To assist in the evaluation of transcripts from schools without regional accreditation, the prospective student should also submit a catalog from the previous institution(s).
- Though many schools have regional accreditation, work from non-accredited schools will be evaluated in a manner appropriate to the particular institution.
- Credits are transferred to meet the degree requirements of a specific major. The choice of major may substantially affect the number of transferable and applicable credits.
- In order to be transferred, a course must carry a grade of at least C- (College Writing II equivalent courses and Education methods courses must have a grade of C or above to be transferable).
- Only credits, not grades or grade points, are transferred.
- Quarter credits are evaluated as 2/3 (two-thirds) of a semester credit. No fractional credit is transferred.
- Students graduating with an Associate’s degree from an accredited institution may be admitted as candidates for the Bachelor’s degree at Nyack College. In some programs, a full transfer of credit may be possible provided that the earned associate’s degree required a minimum of a “C” average for completion. The student will still need to fulfill all Nyack College catalog requirements.
- Transfer students who enroll in a Bachelor’s degree program at Nyack College with more than 45 applicable transfer credits may not need to meet the full 17-hour Bible core curriculum requirement. They may either complete the 17-hour Bible core requirement, or take an average of one Bible core course per semester while enrolled at Nyack College. For the latter option, no fewer than four Bible core courses must be taken, and one must be BIB 301 or BIB 302. This exception is not valid for majors in Bible, Christian Education, Church Music, Missiology, Pastoral Ministry, Religion, Youth Ministry, or an Interdisciplinary Studies major involving any of these.