Transfer Credit Policies

Transfer Credit Policies

A. General policies regarding all transfer students

  1. The registrar evaluates all requests for transfer credit.
  2. Transfer credit is only awarded for high-school level courses.
  3. Courses are awarded 1 credit or 0.5 credit based on the Carnegie Unit system.
  4. 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, or the referring school awards more than 1.0 credit.
  5. Transfer credits are accepted for all courses on transcripts from public high schools.
  6. Students pursuing a diploma from Whitmore School must complete a minimum of 4.5 credits at CompuHigh/Whitmore School. 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, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.)
  7. 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 a sending school’s curriculum
    • A review of a Homeschool Association portfolio of student work
    • An assessment of scholastic performance
    • Transfer credit may be recorded with a grade of P (pass).

B. Policies regarding students with course credit from public high schools and other accredited sources

  1. CompuHigh/Whitmore School recognizes accreditations from
    Advanc-Ed
    NCA – North Central Association
    SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    NWAC – Northwest Accreditation Commission
    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
  2. Students must be enroll in the diploma program.
  3. Transfer credits are accepted for all courses on transcripts from public high schools or high schools accredited by one of the above-listed organizations.
  4. Credits are transferred with the letter grade awarded by the previous high school.
  5. 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

  1. Transcripts from outside the USA must be translated into English and include a course-by-course USA credit equivalent and grade equivalent.
  2. When specific core course credit value is not indicated on a transcript, or more than seven courses are listed in one year, Whitmore School may award 1 credit for English, native language, and mathematics, and .5 credit for other courses.
  3. Non-native English speakers may be required to take a TOEFL examination in order to determine course placement.
  4. 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

  1. At the discretion of the Registrar, some credits may be transferred when validated by the methods listed in 11A-7. 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 P (Pass); no letter grade will be recorded.

E. Credits earned from other schools or colleges while students are enrolled in Whitmore School

  1. Students wishing to take additional courses from other schools or colleges while enrolled at Whitmore School, must request approval prior to beginning the outside course to ensure the credit(s) will transfer to their Whitmore School transcript.
  2. No more than 8.0 total credits per Academic Year will be recorded on the student’s Whitmore School transcript. This includes a combination of credits earned at CompuHigh / Whitmore School and other schools.

F. College courses may be transferred to fulfill high school graduation requirements on a case by case basis using the following “Carnegie student hour” to Whitmore high school credit conversion:

  • 3-4 credit College courses = 1 credit at Whitmore School;
  • 2 credit College courses = 0.5 credit at Whitmore School;
  • 1 credit College courses = 0.25 credit at Whitmore School.

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