Transfer credits for courses taken at colleges and universities that are recognized as accrediting bodies by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), in which a grade of “C” or better has been earned, are generally accepted.

Belmont Abbey College will accept a maximum of sixty (60) credit (semester) hours from a community college. However, Belmont Abbey College will transfer a maximum of sixty-four (64) credit (semester) hours for students who graduate under the North Carolina Community College articulation agreement and receive an AA degree. Credit hours, not grade points, are transferred.

International Transfer Credit

International transfer credit is awarded for appropriate academic credit earned. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by Education Evaluators International, Inc. or another approved transcript evaluation agency prior to submission to Belmont Abbey College.

Advanced Placement and CLEP

Belmont Abbey College will consider for advanced standing students of superior ability who have taken the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board and have scored 3 or higher. By this examination, a student may meet the requirements of some college courses, with credit. In addition, the college accepts College Level Examination Program (C.L.E.P.) general and subject area credit for scores at or above the 50th percentile. Credit is awarded only for courses in the College’s current curriculum. A maximum of thirty (30) academic credits will be offered for advanced placement and college-level learning acquired in non-traditional settings.

Articulation Agreement

Belmont Abbey College participates in the comprehensive articulation agreement with the North Carolina University Community College System. Belmont Abbey College will transfer a maximum of sixty-four (64) credit (semester) hours for students who graduate under the North Carolina Community College articulation agreement and receive an AA degree. Credit hours, not grade points, are transferred.

Click here for the February 2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Consortium Participation
Belmont Abbey College is a member of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium (CAEC), a cooperative venture which includes colleges and universities in the greater Charlotte area. The free exchange of library facilities and transfer credits multiplies educational opportunities for all.

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