Keene State College



Beth Neuhardt

“Before I came to Keene I was an OK student, but the College helped me realize I need to take responsibility for what I learn and how I apply it. I’ve become a much more focused student.”

– Beth Neuhardt

Transfer Students

Transfer students submit the same credentials as entering first-year or high school applicants.

In addition, they must provide official transcripts of all previous college study and a Transfer Applicant Confidential Recommendation Form.

The College encourages the competent student who has valid reasons for wishing to transfer, but cannot encourage the applicant with a history of academic or disciplinary difficulty.

Although there is no specific grade point average requirement; most admitted transfer students have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above. Grades earned at other institutions are not included in the computation of the student’s grade point average at Keene State.

Transfer of Credit

To receive an undergraduate degree from Keene State, students must attain matriculated status before starting their final thirty credit hours of work toward a degree. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for determining the acceptability of all transfer credits.

Shortly after admission to the College, transfer students will receive an official transfer credit evaluation from the Academic and Career Advising Center. Students should bring this evaluation to any orientation program or when meeting with an academic advisor. Credits accepted in transfer may be allocated to the Integrative Studies Program requirements or electives. The faculty of each discipline will determine through course substitution which of the transferred courses will fulfill major or minor requirements. Please refer to the degree requirement section of the Catalog for major-specific information. Developmental or remedial coursework is not transferable.

Students should direct requests for the transfer of credits through the Academic and Career Advising Center in the following categories:

Credits earned at institutions that are non-accredited or are candidates for accreditation generally will not be accepted in transfer. However, students may petition to have these credits accepted. If possible, the student must provide a copy of the textbook(s), the course syllabus, and any other material as requested.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits and Diplomas

Keene State College will award 8 semester-credits for each Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination passed with a score of 5, 6, or 7 and limits the total number of credits awarded for IB Exams to 24.

Keene State does not award credit for scores lower than 5, nor do we award credit for Subsidiary Level Examinations. IB Language Exams, if passed with a score of 6 or 7 will fulfill the Keene State College language proficiency requirement.

IB credits used to fulfill either Integrative Studies Program or core degree requirements are at the discretion of the College and individual departments.