Transfer Credit Policies
Transfer Credit Policies
A. General policies regarding all transfer students
- The registrar evaluates all requests for transfer credit.
- Transfer credit is only awarded for high-school level courses.
- No more than 1.0 credit will be recorded on the student transcript for each course, even if the course is taken in different schools.
- Transfer credits are accepted for all courses on transcripts from public high schools.
- Students pursuing a diploma from Whitmore School are required to complete at least 4.5 credits at Whitmore School, regardless of how many credits are transferred. These credits must include 2 core course credits* from 2 different subject areas. .5 credit of Test Prep and 2 additional elective or core course credits. *Core course subjects are English, Math, Science and Social Studies.
- Whitmore School may accept credits from non-accredited schools when validated by one or more of the following procedures:
- A review of the student’s academic record
- An analysis of the sending school’s curriculum
- A review of a Homeschool Association portfolio of student work
- An assessment of scholastic performance
- No more than 8.0 total credits per year will be recorded on the student transcript once the student has enrolled at Whitmore School. This includes a combination of credits earned at Whitmore School and other schools.
B. Policies regarding students with course credit from public high schools and other accredited sources
CompuHigh/Whitmore School recognizes accreditation from:
CITA – Commission on International and Trans-regional Accreditation
NCA – North Central Association
SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
WASC – Western Association of Schools and Colleges
NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges
MSA – Middle States Association
NCPSA- National Council of Private School Accreditation
IB – International Baccalaureate
GAC – Georgia Accrediting Commission
- Transfer credits are accepted for all courses on transcripts from public high schools or high schools accredited by one of the above-listed organizations.
- Credits are transferred with the letter grade awarded by the previous high school.
- Transferred credits will count toward the total number of credits required by CompuHigh / Whitmore School, but may not fulfill specific course requirements for graduation.
C. Policies regarding students with course credit from students transferring from high schools outside of the USA
- Transcripts fomr outside the USA must be translated into English and include a course-by-course USA credit equivalent and grade equivalent. Whitmore School will review transcript evaluations from the following resource: www.naces.org
- When specific core course credit is not indicated on a transcript, Whitmore School will follow the NCAA Eligibility Center policy for awarding credit.http://www.ncaapublications.com/p-4416-international-standards-2015-2016-guide-to-international-academic-standards-for-athletics-eligibility-updated-october-2015.aspx
- Non-native English speakers may be required to take a TOEFL examination in order to determine course placement.
- Non-native English speakers are required to enroll in the Diploma PLUS Program.
D. Policies regarding students with course credit from non-accredited homeschool program not affiliated with a homeschool association
- At the discretion of the Registrar, some credits may be transferred when validated. However, the following additional limitations may apply to non-affiliated homeschool credits:
- Transfer credit may be awarded in English courses if the student earns a passing grade in the next sequential English course from Whitmore School.
- Transfer credit may be awarded in mathematics courses if the student earns a passing grade in the next sequential mathematics course from Whitmore School.
- Transfer credit may be awarded in Science and Social Studies upon taking and passing an assessment of scholastic performance in the subject.
- Transfer credits are recorded with a grade of “Pass;” no letter grade will be recorded.