Transfer and Advanced Placement

Hesston College recognizes the value of college courses you may have taken elsewhere or exams you may have completed that merit college credit. Ask to have the official records of these experiences sent to the Registrar’s Office at Hesston for review.

Do courses I’ve taken at other colleges transfer to Hesston?

Yes, previous work can be applied to your degree at Hesston if:

  • the course was taken at an accredited college or university,
  • the course was college-level (not developmental in nature like a basic writing or basic math),
  • you earned at least a C in the course,
  • the course satisfies a requirement in your program of study at Hesston,
  • the course is not a repeat of work you may have already taken at Hesston or elsewhere.

As a part of your admission requirement, you were asked to submit official transcripts of all previous college work. The transcripts are evaluated by the registrar and sometimes by other departments. An evaluation of your work is sent to your advisor. The evaluation indicates which courses are acceptable and how they will apply to your anticipated degree at Hesston. If you complete work at other colleges while you are a student at Hesston, be sure to have a transcript of that work sent to the registrar at Hesston.

Can I get college credit for high school courses?

Hesston has an agreement with the Mennonite Education Agency to grant credit for certain advanced courses that are offered at certain Mennonite high schools (members of Mennonite Schools Council). If your high school instructor informed you that your course was approved, contact the registrar at Hesston to have it added to your record here.

Can I get credit for AP or other exams?

Hesston grants credit for AP, CLEP and International Baccalaureate exams. For AP exams, a score of 3, 4 or 5 is required. For others, scores equivalent to a B are needed. The exam scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the registrar at Hesston.

Can I get credit for church voluntary service, Youth Evangelism Service (YES) or other church programs?

Yes, Hesston grants credit for voluntary service, but the student must make arrangements before beginning the service experience. The student must contact the registrar who assigns a faculty member to oversee the student’s experience. The faculty member will verify that all requirements have been met to earn service credit.

Can I get credit for life experiences?

Credit-by-exam can be used to demonstrate that you have mastered the content that is included in a particular course. In some cases credit is not awarded, but you may be allowed to bypass lower level courses.

Handbook 2013-14