Transfer Policies

Peru State College Transfer Policies

After the student has been admitted, the College completes an official evaluation to identify the applicability of previous work to the student’s expressed major and degree program. 

The College's transfer credit policies are based on Nebraska State Colleges System Board Policy 4430. All College level courses, carrying a letter grade of “C-” or better, from an accredited institution of higher education as defined below that are applicable toward a baccalaureate degree at any State College will be received and applied by all member institutions of the Nebraska State College System toward the requirements of the baccalaureate degree. Developmental or transitional courses (non-college level) will not be accepted.

College level courses carrying a grade of P (Pass), CR (Credit), and S (Satisfactory) shall only be accepted on a course-by-course basis upon review and approval of the academic vice president; this process can be suspended by the NSCS Chancellor should these grades warrant automatic acceptance for a specific academic term due to extenuating circumstances. Such courses shall not include remedial or developmental courses.

Accredited Institution: An institution holding accreditation from one of the following accrediting bodies, unless otherwise specified: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Each college is authorized to determine the applicability of credits earned based on a specific degree, program and/or accreditation requirements.

Each College may give credit for education received from non-collegiate institutions. The Colleges are authorized to use the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services and the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs, both published by the American Council on Education, the College Credit Recommendations: The Directory of the National Program on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction published by the State University of New York, and/or college procedures to determine applicability.

An Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree completed at an accredited postsecondary institution that includes a minimum of 30 semester hours of general studies coursework or its equivalent will fulfill all requirements of a general studies program established at a Nebraska State College. Note that while the general studies requirements will be fully met with completion of the Associates degree, only those courses carrying grades as established above will be applied to the credit hour requirements of the baccalaureate degree.

A maximum of 90 semester credit hours from an accredited four-year college or university and extra-institutional sources may be applied toward the minimum 120 semester hours required for a Bachelor’s degree. Of these 90 semester hours, a maximum of 66 semester credit hours may be from a community/ vocational/ technical college or other extra-institutional sources. 

All students must complete a minimum of 50% of the hours required for the major/endorsement requirements (excluding General Studies) at Peru State.

Transfer students who have completed technical Associate’s Degrees or equivalent will be eligible for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree completion program. See the School of Professional Studies section of this catalog for more detail. 

Students who discontinue their attendance at Peru State and then attend another college or university before seeking readmission are classified as transfer students. 

Students who seek admission and are accepted while on probation from their last college are placed on probation and are subject to all Peru State policies of probation.

Students who have been suspended from another college will not be considered for admission until the period of suspension at their previous institution has expired and the facts of the dismissal are provided.