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Placement & Transfers

The University of Providence’s policy on placement and transfer credit acceptance can be located in the Academic Catalog.

All test scores and transcripts sent to the UProvidence should be official and can either be mailed to the below address, or if sent electronically, can be emailed to admissions@uprovidence.edu.

University of Providence
Attn: Admissions
1301 20 ST South
Great Falls, MT 59405

Placement

ACT/SAT Scores

ACT/SAT score (not required if you are over 21 or if you graduated from high school three or more years ago; however, students are encouraged to submit scores if available).

CLEP, Dantes, AP and IB credits

In a bachelor degree program the total number of credits which may be applied to the University core curriculum is 30 semester credits, 15 semester credits for associate degree programs. No more than 15 semester credits may be applied to a major, 9 semester credits for a minor. 

AP Scores

UProvidence accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credit in accordance with the recommendation of The College Board. At present, the policy provides general elective credit for scores of 3. A score of 4 may be used to fulfill core requirements where appropriate and a score of 5 may be used to fulfill major requirements where applicable.

CLEP Exam Scores

The University accepts CLEP credit in accordance with ACE guidelines. Specifically, this policy provides for credit for CLEP scaled scores of fifty or above.

Dantes Scores

Dantes credits are accepted according to ACE recommendations.

In a bachelor degree program the total number of credits which may be applied to the University core curriculum is 30 semester credits, 15 semester credits for associate degree programs. No more than 15 semester credits may be applied to a major, 9 semester credits for a minor.

IB Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) credit is also awarded for students receiving a 4 or above on Higher Level (HL) exams or a score of 5 or above on Standard Level (SL) exams. 4 semester credits are awarded for lab based courses and up to 5 semester credits for all other HL exams. SL exams are worth 3 semester credits.

Transfer/Transfer Request Policy

General Information

Every transfer credit request is given individual attention. Evaluation of transcripts from regionally accredited institutions, as well as internationally recognized foreign institutions is initially undertaken by the Registrar’s Office, which adheres to guidelines established by academic divisions to determine course equivalencies and related learning outcomes for appropriate transfer credits.

The University will not accept in transfer:
  • Credit for coursework that is remedial or developmental, usually courses below the 100 level, from any institution.
  • Credit for experiential learning not associated with a formal training program.
  • Credit for coursework in which a student earned a grade below “C”, any grade designation below “P” (Pass), “S” (Satisfactory), or audit grades. Certain programs require higher than a “C” grade in major courses.
  • Credit for coursework which is repeated; only the last course taken is eligible for transfer.
  • Challenge course credits from other schools.

 

In addition to the above, the university adheres to the following guidelines:
  • Transcripts received from institutions outside of the United States must be evaluated (course-by-course) by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or InCred. The Registrar’s Office will generally follow the recommendations of this service. Individual programs within the University reserve the right to refuse any credit recommendations made by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or InCred.
  • Only official transcripts will be evaluated. Any non-accredited school credits will be assessed by the faculty of the discipline and approved by the applicable Division Chair. This official evaluation is done after the student is accepted. The Registrar’s Office is responsible for the official transfer of credit. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be on file at the time of admission. Official transcript evaluation is processed after admission to the University. Unofficial transcripts are not used for transfer credit evaluation.