2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Regulations > Transfer Credit Evaluation
Students may choose to take a course at another college or university while pursuing a degree at ESU. Transfer credits will be considered for equivalent courses completed where the student earned a minimum grade of “C.” Students are required to send an official transcript of coursework completed at another institution to ESU.
Information on Academic Passport, the Pennsylvania Articulation Center (PA TRAC) and the Transfer Credit Appeal Process can be found in the Admissions section of the catalog or online at www.esu.edu/transfer.
Please see the Graduation Residency Requirement for information that may affect the maximum transferrable credits and completion of the degree program.
Current East Stroudsburg University students who wish to transfer courses from another college or university back to ESU are encouraged to check their degree program requirements with their academic adviser or the department chairperson where the external credits would transfer, before registering at the other college/university. This is done to ensure that the course will replace a course requirement within the degree program. Approvals must be submitted to the Transfer Center in the Student Enrollment Center. Transfer credit is only granted if a grade of at least “C” is earned and upon receipt of an official transcript from the other college/university. Students can use the Course Equivalencies Database online at: esu.edu/courseguide
East Stroudsburg University permits students to earn credit toward the baccalaureate degree by successful completion of the Advanced Placement Examination, CLEP, DANTES, and IB diploma.
Students currently enrolled in high school should contact their guidance counselor about the AP Exam. A grade of “3”or higher on any of these examinations will be counted for three credits by East Stroudsburg University.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board enables students to earn college credit by examination. The General Examinations of CLEP (English Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences-History) may be taken to apply toward the General Education pattern of courses at East Stroudsburg University. Such examinations should be passed at the 50th percentile.
Subject matter examinations may also be taken under the CLEP program. Students shall not be given credit for both General and Subject examinations in the same areas. Normally CLEP examinations may not be counted toward the student’s major field of study. Interested students should contact the Transfer Center staff in the Student Enrollment Center. Official CLEP results should be forwarded to the Admission Office, for consideration.
The purpose of this policy is to facilitate undergraduate student enrollment at institutions of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to take advantage of courses available across the system, without loss of institutional residency, eligibility for honors or athletics, or credits toward graduation at the home institution. Grades earned under the Visiting Student Program will be accepted in full by East Stroudsburg University, and will be included in the calculation of credits earned, GPA, and residency requirements.
The following requirements and conditions apply to participants in the Visiting Students Program:
PA State System of Higher Education Distance Education Course Application Process: Students wishing to take advantage of the State System of Higher Education Distance Education Course Sharing need to complete the Distance Education Application with their home institution.
Continuing Students Transferring Credits Back to East Stroudsburg University
Advanced Placement, DANTES and IB Credits
College-Level Examination Program
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Visiting Student Program
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