Admissions

Transfer Information

Chadron State College is pleased to provide this transfer information, which has been developed through collaboration of faculty and staff. As programs and requirements change and develop, this information will be updated.

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Transfer Student Admission Guidelines

Students who have attempted 12 or more credit hours of coursework at other colleges or universities will be considered for admission to Chadron State College as transfer students. Students with fewer than 12 attempted hours are to complete requirements for freshman admission in addition to providing Chadron State College with an official copy of their college transcript(s). Work summarized from several colleges on one transcript is not acceptable.

Transfer applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of “C” (2.0) earned at institutions accredited by recognized agencies to be eligible for admission without qualification. If accepted, students with grade point averages below this level or who earned their credit from non-accredited schools are admitted on a probationary status. Retention in Chadron State College is dependent upon satisfactory academic progress.

Failure to disclose a complete collegiate record may result in the denial of admission to or the dismissal from Chadron State College. Students may not omit or disregard any part of their previous college records, whether part or full-time, with or without degree objectives, whether or not credit has been granted or whether or not they desire to transfer credit.

Prospective transfer students must be eligible to return to the institution last attended. Those who have been suspended or dismissed from another college or university for academic or personal reasons may not be considered for admission until eligible to return to their former institution, or until one full academic semester has elapsed.

Transcripts

One official transcript from each college attended must be submitted, even if no credit was earned at the institution. Students may not omit any part of their previous college record, whether part-time or full-time, with or without degree objectives, whether or not credit has been granted, or whether or not they desire to transfer credit. Failure to disclose a complete collegiate record may result in denial of admission or in dismissal from Chadron State College. One official high school transcript is required if the applicant has attempted fewer than 12 college credits, or at the discretion of the Admissions Office.

Grade Point Average

Transfer applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of “C” (2.0) earned at institutions accredited by a regional higher education accrediting agency to be eligible for admission without qualification. If accepted, students with grade point averages below this level or who earned their credit from non-accredited schools are admitted on a probationary status.

Eligibility

Prospective transfer students must be eligible to return to the institution last attended. Those who have been suspended or dismissed from another college or university for academic or personal reasons may not be considered for admission until eligible to return to their former institution, or until one full academic semester has elapsed.

Health Form Requirement

All students entering any Nebraska State College institution must show a physician-validated immunization record for two doses of measles, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus. Exemptions are available for qualifying students. Contact the Health Services office in Crites Hall for more information.

Transfer Credit From Accredited Colleges Or Universities

A student must complete at Chadron State College a minimum of 50 percent of the hours required for the program of study unless otherwise accepted by institutional agreement prior to enrollment. Completion of specific lower division courses may also be required in individual degree programs. Courses that have been recorded as credit/no credit will not be used to meet subject major, comprehensive major, minor, or endorsement area requirements. From regionally accredited community colleges, a maximum total of 66 hours will be applied toward the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Education and a maximum total of 70 hours will be accepted into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Essential Studies requirements

Students who have completed an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution will have met all Essential Studies requirements with the exception of  three (3) hours of upper division essential studies electives, if their earlier coursework includes 30 or more credit hours of general studies courses. Completion of specific lower division courses may also be required in individual degree programs. Students with an Associate of Applied Science, or an Associate of Occupational Studies degree should check with the CSC Records for specific details regarding additional Essential Studies credits that may be required for graduation.

Transfer Credit From Non-accredited Colleges Or Universities

Credits earned from a non-accredited institution may be accepted on a provisional basis, until the satisfactory completion of 30 hours at Chadron State College. Other stipulations as outlined in the section above regarding transfer of credit from accredited colleges apply. The College reserves the right not to transfer credit from non-accredited institutions.

Transfer Credit From Vocational And Technical Institutions

Credits earned at a vocational technical college are transferable if they are substantially equivalent to Chadron State College courses. Equivalency of a course, including the number of semester hours to be awarded, is determined by the appropriate academic department at Chadron State College. Other stipulations as outlined in the section above regarding transfer of credit from accredited colleges apply. A student who has been granted an Associate of Applied Arts degree by a technical community college and is recommended by that institution for a vocational teacher education program may receive up to 40 semester hours for the technical competencies acquired. These students may also pursue the Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree for non-education programs. A student completing less than the Associate of Applied Arts degree at a technical community college may be granted credit equivalent to the competency level of the student. The Records Office and the School Dean from the area in which the student is seeking credit will establish the amount of transfer credit and its applicability to the desired degree program at Chadron State College. The accepted credit for technical competencies will be granted after all other degree requirements have been met.