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Transfer Information: Off Campus Programs

Calvin programs and direct-enroll courses

While you are studying off campus with a Calvin program, you have the opportunity to enroll in courses at the home institutions.

Direct-enroll course: definition, process

When referring to direct-enroll courses this referrs to any course that you may take at another institution while abroad on an off campus program. When you are finished with the course, the institution generally sends a transcript of your coursework. These courses are treated like regular transfer credit, the grade is generally demonstrated on your Calvin transcript, but does not calculate into the gpa.

Independent studies (STXX 390): If your Calvin courses total up to less than 12 semester hours, you will be registered for a place holder course numbered 390. When your driect-enroll transcript arrives and your credit is posted, your place holder 390 course will be zeroed out and will show on your AER under 'other courses' for zero hours with a CR grade. This will not show on your transcript.

Pre-Approval

If you know which courses you will be able to take ahead of time, please fill out the Transfer Credit Pre-Approval Form (instructions below); if the course is required for your program, you will need advisor approval.

Transfer Credit Pre-Approval Form: Use this form to request approval for receiving Calvin credit for courses taken at another college prior to taking the course(s). For core and general elective credit, you may fill and submit the fillable pdf form here. Any major or minor equivalents must be approved by an advisor. *Please send course descriptions.*

Late course selection

Due to the nature of enrollment in some off campus programs, you may not be able to select courses prior to your arrival. If this is the case, you may request an urgent evaluation by e-mail once you arrive. If the course you are wishing to take will fill a major requirment, you must send the approval to your advisor, please CC the transfer advisor Anna Ferrell (anna.ferrell@calvin.edu).

For urgent core course approvals, please e-mail Anna Ferrell with the core category you hope to fill as well as the course number(s), title(s), and course description(s). Please include a descriptive subject line.

Non-Calvin programs

Transfer Credit Pre-Approval Form: Use this form to request approval for receiving Calvin credit for courses taken at another college prior to taking the course(s). For core and general elective credit, you may fill and submit the fillable pdf form here. Any major or minor equivalents must be approved by an advisor. *Please send course descriptions.*

Course equivalencies

This section is under construction; we hope to provide a list of courses that have been used for core purposes from various off campus programs at the home institutions.

Britain for spring 2015

York St. John module list

  • History - Empires
  • Arts - , Film and Its Audience, The Age of Revolution, Film and the American Imagination, Theatre in Social Context, The 21st Century Audience
  • Literature - Reading Texts 2, Contemporary Writing, Gender and Writing
  • Religion - Foundations of Christian Theology, Theology: Action and Reflection
  • Persons in Community - Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology
Spain for spring 2015

Universidad de Oviedo

  • Rhetoric in Culture - Spanish Language: expression and oral interaction, Sociedad y cultura espanoles
Hungary for fall 2014

Karoli Gaspar, Cornvinus University (CU)

  • Rhetoric in Culture - Oral Presentation Skills, Visual Communication (CU)
  • Persons In Community - Holocaust Literature, Hungarian Language Culture and History, International Relations and Institutions
  • Religion Core - Foundations of Faith
  • Literature Core - Selected Topics in NA Literature, Holocaust Literature
  • History Core - History of Civilizations (CU)
  • Philosophical Foundations Core - Philosophy (CU)

 

Direct enroll by program

Some Calvin programs do not have direct-enroll options:

  • China
  • Honduras: Development
  • Washington D.C.

Most Calvin prorams have at least one direct-enroll option:

  • Britain (2)
  • France
  • Ghana (2-3 starting 2016)
  • Hounduras: Spanish (1)
  • Hungary (2-3)
  • Peru (1)
  • Spain (1)