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 December 2008 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Consortium Participation
Belmont Abbey College is a member of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium (CAEC), a cooperative venture which includes 24 colleges and universities in the greater Charlotte area. The free exchange of library facilities and transfer credits multiplies educational opportunities for all. Participating member institutions include:
Belmont Abbey College

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Carolinas College of Health Sciences

Catawba College
Catawba Valley Community College
Central Piedmont Community College
Cleveland Community College
Davidson College
Gardner-Webb University
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Johnson C. Smith University
Lenoir-Rhyne College
Livingstone College
Mitchell Community College
Pfeiffer University
Queens University of Charlotte
South Piedmont Community College
Stanly Community College
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of South Carolina at Lancaster
Wingate University
Winthrop University
York Technical College