Transfer Credit

For transfer student admission requirements and procedures, please visit Transfer Student Admission.

Also, if you would like to see which course credits can be transferred, you can use our Credit Transfer Tool.

Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy and Residency

Wilmington University accepts for transfer a maximum of 90 credit hours towards a bachelor's degree and 30 credit hours towards an associate's degree.

Transfer credits must be from an accredited institution that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or ACE recommended credits or training. Credits evaluated on a course-to-course basis require a grade of "C" or better to qualify for transfer. Credits transferred as a result of any valid institutional agreement will be controlled by the conditions of the agreement.

A transfer student with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 is advised to meet with an academic representative to determine the appropriate course schedule.

All transfer credits that are being applied to any College of Education degree program that contributes to eligibility for licensure as a Delaware educator must be from a REGIONALLY accredited institution. The six regional accrediting agencies are: MSCHE; NCACS HLS; NEASC; NWCCU; SACS; WASC.

The final award of transfer credit is dependent upon the specific program requirements and an evaluation of course equivalency.

Students transferring in excess of 75 credits are ineligible for honors at the time of graduation.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete at least 30 credit hours in residence for a bachelor's degree or associate's degree. All course formats (online, hybrid, and face-to-face), as well as challenge by exam, directed studies, and internships/co-op, may be applied to the residency requirement.

Upper Level Requirement

At least 30 credits of the 120 credit program of study must be upper level (300-400 level) course work completed at Wilmington University.

Wilmington University limits academic residency to no more than twenty-five percent of the degree requirements for all degrees for active-duty service members. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty service members are enrolled. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.

Graduate Transfer Credit Policy

Up to 12 credit hours of graduate study from a regionally accredited graduate school may be accepted. Students seeking credit for course work completed at other accredited institutions must submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution to Wilmington University and a catalog course description from that institution. Transferred course work must be relevant to the major area of study. Course grades below a "B" will not be considered. Transfer students need to have all transcripts from other accredited institutions in the possession of the Graduate Admissions Office prior to registration. Failure to attend to this can result in duplication of courses previously completed at those institutions. Credit will not be granted for course duplication. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the Chair and the Dean.

College of Education Transfer Credit Policy

The College of Education welcomes transfer students and believes that appropriate credit for prior academic study can play an important role in the achievement of students’ degree completion. The University can accept course transfer credits from AP, CLEP, IB or regionally accredited institutions.

However, credits earned through an ACE/NCCRS Alternative Credit Provider, such as Sophia, cannot be accepted as transfer credits to replace any College of Education course or elective or to apply toward any College of Education degree or certificate program. Contact your program chair for additional information.