Davidson accepts credit from other colleges and universities approved by a regional accrediting agency for a "liberal arts and general" curriculum or analogously accredited in countries outside the United States on the following conditions:
1. An enrolled student may not transfer credit to Davidson from a junior or community college after completing the sophomore year (16 courses). NOTE: for purposes of this regulation, the criterion is that for credits to be transferable after the conclusion of the sophomore year, the institution from which they are presented must be accredited for "liberal arts and general" and must offer B.A. and/or B.S. degrees in several liberal arts (not vocational) subjects.
2. The Registrar accepts only those courses for transfer that are consistent with the academic objectives of Davidson College.
3. The grade earned in the transferred course must be at least a C- (C-minus) or its equivalent.
4. Credit by examination (except the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board and the International Baccalaureate Program), CLEP, correspondence courses, online courses, armed service schools, internships, or industrial training will not be accepted for transfer to Davidson.
5. The Registrar determines credit for satisfactory academic work at another college or university. Normally these criteria govern: each 4 semester hours or 6 quarter hours of total acceptable transfer credit count as one Davidson course, with final fractions of one-half course or more transferable as one course. Single courses of less than 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of credit are not acceptable for transfer unless used as part of a larger total of transfer credits.
6. Limits for the amount of transfer credit to Davidson are as follows:
a) a maximum of 16 courses toward graduation; and
b) no more than one-half of the courses used to satisfy major requirements, and these transferred courses must be approved for major credit by the department chair.
7. In all instances of transfer credit, including off-campus study, the department of the major or minor or the faculty liaison of the concentration determines whether a credit transferred by the Registrar counts toward the major, minor, or concentration.