For undergraduate students, Winthrop University accepts transfer credit from other accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States providing the following criteria are met:
- The subject matter and the level of the course must be appropriate to Winthrop’s general education curriculum or the program into which the student is transferring.
- The grade that is received for the course must be at least a C- or a grade with a minimum level equivalent to a C-.
- In general, credit is not granted by transfer for vocational, remedial, or developmental courses unless the forwarding college granted credit and Winthrop offers essentially the same courses for credit.
- The individual college at Winthrop makes the final determination of the applicability of the accepted credit to the student’s degree program.
For students holding bachelors degrees in fields other than dietetics who desire to complete DPD requirements to meet eligibility for professional practice programs, the DPD Director evaluates transcripts from accredited institutions in the United States where prior learning took place. Course descriptions, syllabi, and textbooks used are given consideration as equivalency is determined. Experiential learning is evaluated based on duration of experience and relevance to dietetics practice.
Students holding international degrees must have transcripts evaluated by an independent foreign degree evaluation agency as recommended on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Web site.
All students desiring to take courses at other institutions during the summer term must receive prior approval from either the College of Arts and Sciences Student Services Office, 106 Kinard (undergraduate), or the DPD Director, 302 Dalton Hall (graduate).
Students are limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours taken on-line from other universities or technical schools.