Transferring to Prescott - FAQ
Does Prescott College enroll many transfer students?Does Prescott College enroll many transfer students?
About 50% of our Resident student population are transfer students. Virtually all Limited-Residency students are transfers.
What determines if my credits will transfer?What determines if my credits will transfer?
Your college and community college credits will transfer if three criteria are met:
- They were earned at a regionally-accredited school.
- The courses were 100 level or higher (non-remedial, freshman level or higher)
- You received a C or higher.
How many credits can I transfer?How many credits can I transfer?
There is no limit on the undergraduate level. Keep in mind, though, that your faculty adviser will work with you to place them within a degree plan, which may affect how many you can actually use. Also, you must attend Prescott College for a minimum of two semesters to graduate from the college.
How long will it take me to complete my degree?How long will it take me to complete my degree?
You must attend Prescott for a minimum of two semesters. How long your program actually takes will be determined with the assistance of your faculty adviser.
What are the differences between the Resident and the Limited-Residency programs?What are the differences between the Resident and the Limited-Residency programs?
The Resident program is a more traditional campus-based program, where you live in Prescott (usually, but not always, on campus) and attend classes. In the Limited-Residency program, you complete coursework from your home, supported by our faculty online and by locally-based mentors who are experts in your chosen field. In this approach, your community becomes your classroom. Limited-Residency students attend a two day orientation in Prescott at the beginning of their program.
Will my military credits transfer?Will my military credits transfer?
Yes. Prescott College awards transfer credits for US military services training via the American Council on Education (ACE) endorsement transcripts, AART (Army ACE Registry Transcript), SMART (Sailors/Marines ACE Registry Transcript), and Air University. Prescott College also awards transfer credit for tests administered to military personnel by DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support). AART and SMART transcripts and DANTES scores will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis with faculty input. Only those courses that pertain to a student's degree program will be awarded transfer credit.
Do I have to have an Associate's degree to transfer to Prescott College?Do I have to have an Associate's degree to transfer to Prescott College?
No. You may transfer any number of credits.
What transcripts do I need to submit with my application?What transcripts do I need to submit with my application?
We require official transcripts from each institution you attended after high school. If you re transferring fewer than 60 credits, we will also need an official copy of your high school transcript or G.E.D..
Does Prescott College operate on quarters or semesters?Does Prescott College operate on quarters or semesters?
Semesters. Quarter credits that you submit will be converted to semester credits. One semester credit equals one and a half quarter credits.
How does the Prior Learning Assessment work?How does the Prior Learning Assessment work?
Prescott College’s commitment to student-centered, experiential learning includes a respect for the adult student’s prior learning, whether that learning occurred in non-college settings, recognized Massive Open Online Courses, or in extended, demanding professional experiences. After the first semester, students may take a course in which they document and request assessment of their prior learning in order to earn Prescott College credits. This process is known as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
What is the Conversion Portfolio Policy?What is the Conversion Portfolio Policy?
The student documents successful prior learning that occurred in a non-accredited setting such as in military training or instructor-led seminars or workshops. The conversion portfolio includes a course description, syllabus, certificate of completion, evidence of contact hours, and a brief learning summary, among other items. The course instructor may award one lower division semester credit for every 15 hours of properly documented prior learning. Students can earn up to 25 credits through this process.