Determination of acceptability of transfer credit is at the discretion of LeTourneau University. Courses will be carefully evaluated to determine equivalency in academic content. Consistent with its desire to be a transfer-friendly institution, LETU will allow the transfer of credit whenever possible. Additional scrutiny will be given to courses that relate to the Christian mission of the university, such as the transfer of Bible courses. Transfer of courses in programs leading to professional licensure and/or certifications may also be evaluated more carefully.
Clear course equivalencies, articulation agreements between schools, or common course numbering will be evaluated and credit given accordingly. Course descriptions will be evaluated to see if an equivalency exists. If no clear equivalency exists, a general elective credit or elective credit in the course area will be given. If the course requested to be accepted for transfer does not have a clear comparability to a LeTourneau University course, the faculty member in the discipline, as the content expert, will make a final decision about the transfer equivalency.
LeTourneau University only accepts official transcripts for credit. An official transcript is defined as one sent directly to LeTourneau University from the issuing institution.
LeTourneau University only accepts transfer credits that carry a grade of at least a 'C' or its equivalent. Courses and grades transferred from other institutions do not count in the LeTourneau University grade point average (GPA). For more information, see catalog section, "Definitions of Academic Terms, Grades and Grade Points."
Unit of Credit. The unit of credit at LeTourneau University is the semester hour. Hours earned at schools operating under the quarter system will transfer at the ratio of two semester credit hours for every three hours earned in a quarter term.
Transfer Credit from Regionally Accredited Institutions. Credits transferred from accredited colleges will apply toward baccalaureate degrees in the same way that they would apply had they been earned in residence at LETU.
Transfer Credit from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions. Determination of acceptability of transfer credit from non-regionally accredited institutions remains at the discretion of LeTourneau University. The institution at which the credits were earned should supply three letters verifying acceptance of credits earned by three regionally accredited institutions. In the event that these letters cannot be obtained, additional documentation will be required in order for LeTourneau to consider the courses for transfer. If the courses are considered for transfer, existing transfer credit policies, including evaluation of courses by discipline experts, will apply to the credit from that institution. Credits accepted will be limited to a maximum of 30 semester hours.
Transfer Credit from International Colleges and Universities. Transcripts will need to be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services before being sent to the University. Credit is accepted based on the U.S. letter grade equivalent for the post-secondary grading method used. At LeTourneau University's discretion on a case by case basis, other upper level exams and tests, such as A-levels, French Baccalaureate, and other such well-established measures, may be considered for acceptance of credit by the Registrar's Office based on recommendation from one of the credential evaluating services.
Texas Common Course Numbering System. LeTourneau University participates in the Texas Common Course Numbering System. The purpose of the system is to assist students who are transferring between participating institutions. The system utilizes unique course alphabetic prefixes and numbers to identify freshman and sophomore level courses that are common between two or more member colleges or universities. For a list of the common course identifiers see the Course Number Index section of this catalog. Courses earned with a "C" or better and which match the list are applicable to the degree plan are acceptable for transfer credit.
Residency Requirements. Regardless of the number of credit hours transferred, residency requirements must be met in order to graduate. For more information, see the Residency Requirements section of this catalog.