University Registrar


REGISTRAR HOURS
Regular Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Extended Drop/Add Office Hours (Please see drop/add schedule to determine when these hours are in effect):

Mon: 7:30am - 5:30pm*
Tue: 7:30am - 5:30pm*
Wed: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thu: 7:30am - 5:30pm*
Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

*We are also open until 6pm the first 5 business days of fall and spring terms


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TRANSFER CREDIT INFORMATION

One of the roles of the Office of the University Registrar is to evaluate credit from other educational institutions (colleges) and organizations (College Board/AP, CLEP, etc.) and, working with the academic departments, establish articulated equivalencies so that appropriate credit can be posted on Rowan University transcripts.

We do all we can to make the transfer credit evaluation & posting process as timely and easy-to-navigate as possible. Please review the links below and please contact our Transfer Credit Team with any questions.

Transfer Credit Team Contact Information:

 

Quick Links for Transfer Students:

 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY & EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION

Transfer Credit Policy Summary

Rowan University accepts the transfer of credits earned at other institutions of higher education on the basis of course equivalency. Course equivalency is the determination that a course taken at another institution is comparable to a course offered by Rowan University in terms of objectives, learning outcomes, and educational level. Mode of delivery is not a relevant or distinguishing factor in evaluating equivalency. Equivalent courses are accepted and applied to meet program requirements. Non-equivalent courses may be accepted as free electives and count as earned hours toward graduation.  The University evaluates credits based on established equivalencies as well as on an individualized, case-by-case analysis. The appropriate academic department determines the acceptance and application of all transfer courses that are not already recognized as equivalencies. If appropriate, academic departments may designate a maximum age for credits to be accepted to fulfill major requirements. General education and free elective credits do not expire. For all students admitted after September 1, 2014, academic programs may not limit the number of transfer credits to be accepted and may not differentiate between two-year institutions and four-year institutions with respect to the number of transfer credits accepted. Students must be matriculated at Rowan University to have transfer credits entered into their academic records. (Click here for the full and official set of transfer credit policies.)

About Courses in Progress for Transfer Students

If a transcript that you sent to Rowan includes courses in progress (without final grades), it is the student’s responsibility to have a final official transcript forwarded as outlined below:

  • If already officially admitted to the University: send directly to the Office of the University Registrar (Office of the University Registrar, ATTENTION: TRANSCRIPTS, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028) as soon as it becomes available.
  • If not yet officially admitted to the University: send directly to the appropriate Admissions Office (depending upon the program to which you are applying, which will either be the Undergraduate Admissions Office (www.rowan.edu/admissions) or Rowan Global for accelerated/non-traditional undergraduate programs and all graduate/non-medical programs (www.rowanu.com).

About Duplicate Credit

Rowan University transfer credit cannot be granted in cases of duplicated content. Duplicated content may be due to a variety of factors including AP or any non-traditional credit and/or prior college course credit. In such cases, a prior transfer credit posting/award may be removed from the student transcript/credit bank if the student duplicates that content/credit via Rowan University coursework or other transfer credit that is reviewed after the original posting. Please be aware that, depending upon when a student shares/sends a transcript or other credit-earning items to the Office of the University Registrar for evaluation, duplicated credit might be discovered and removed even after initial matriculation into Rowan University.

Credit Appeals

If you disagree with a posted course equivalency and/or believe a mistake has been made in the process, you may appeal the email to the Coordinator, University Transfer Services. Appeals should be sent to creditappeal@rowan.edu for initial review. All decisions will be communicated to the student via the student’s Rowan University email address and, if approved, sent to the Office of the University Registrar for any updates. See also the official appeals policy below.

Transfer Credit Limits

While there is no limit to traditional course credits transferred (from an accredited college or university), University policy requires a minimum of 30 credits be completed through Rowan University coursework and therefore, for most programs, allows up to ninety (90) transfer credits to apply towards the degree/program. Depending upon the individual situation, credits will fulfill general education, major requirements, and/or electives.

No more than 30 credit hours for non-traditional credit, as determined by external assessment, other than from an accredited college or university, may count towards the total credit requirement for graduation from Rowan University. This includes Prior Learning Assessment, life experience, ACE evaluations, CLEP, AP, PONSI, DSST, Military training, and other non-collegiate instruction.

Credit Hours and Grades

Credits are transferred on a semester-hour basis; credits from schools on the quarter-hour system may transfer at a less than one-for-one rate. In some cases, a course may be recognized as equivalent but have fewer credits than the corresponding Rowan University requirement. Academic departments will identify appropriate and reasonable measures for addressing such discrepancies, which may include additional course or credit requirements or waivers. Grades earned in courses that are transferred are recorded on the transcript but do not count toward the student’s Rowan University grade point average. Earned credits are transferred and posted irrespective of grades. However, credits may not necessarily be applied to program requirements in cases where a minimum grade is required as part of an approved curriculum requirement that applies uniformly to transfer and native students alike.

Transfer Course/Credit Equivalencies

Rowan University accepts the transfer of credits earned at other institutions of higher education on the basis of course equivalency. Course equivalency is the determination that a course taken at another institution is comparable to a course offered by Rowan University in terms of objectives, learning outcomes, and educational level. Mode of delivery is not a relevant or distinguishing factor in evaluating equivalency. Equivalent courses are accepted and applied to meet program requirements. Non-equivalent courses may be accepted as free electives and count as earned hours toward graduation.  The University evaluates credits based on established equivalencies as well as on an individualized, case-by-case analysis. PLEASE NOTE: Grades earned in courses that are transferred are recorded on the transcript but do not count toward the student’s Rowan University grade point average.

  • Additional Provisions
    • As of Fall 2008, the course Intermediate Algebra is equivalent to a basic skills course and is no longer accepted in transfer as counting for earned hours towards graduation.
    • As of Fall 2009, the course Computer Literacy is equivalent to a basic skills course and is no longer accepted in transfer as counting for earned hours towards graduation.

 

  • New Jersey Statewide Transfer Agreement
    • The New Jersey Statewide Transfer Agreement is a comprehensive and uniform articulation agreement that provides for seamless transfer from any New Jersey community college to participating New Jersey four-year institutions. Per this Agreement, an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree will satisfy all lower-level General Education requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, with the exception of major-specific prerequisites or special graduation requirements that were not completed within the associate degree.
    • NJ Statewide Transfer Agreement
    • NJ College2College Transfer
  • Rowan Course Equivalents for New Jersey Two-Year Institutions
    In an effort to always provide students, faculty, and staff with the most accurate and up-to-date information, NJ Transfer website will be recognized as the official repository for transfer equivalences for New Jersey community colleges. This means that there is no longer a need to publish or maintain the PDF-equivalent documentation for those same institutions on our Registrar website, especially since discrepancies or delays between these PDFs and the NJTransfer site could lead to the accidental dissemination of out-of-date or erroneous information.

 

Transcript Requirements

Students must have an official transcript sent to Rowan University. An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the issuing institution in either paper format (as outlined below), or via an official electronic transfer (from institution to institution). Paper transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope, be on official transcript paper, and must bear the institution’s seal, an official signature, and the date of issuance. All students using VA Education Benefits are required to submit their transcripts from all previous educational institutions, including military transcripts.

 

Non-traditional Credit

Rowan University recognizes the need to serve both traditional and non-traditional students in new ways. Rowan accepts assessments by external assessment agencies: such as CLEP, AP, American Council on Education's "National Guide to Educational Credit for Non-Collegiate Programs", etc. Credit assessments made by Thomas Edison College are accepted as transfer credits. In addition, Rowan University awards transfer credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations.