two students working together at a tableTransfer of Credit is evaluated by Academic Deans.

Courses completed at regionally accredited two and four year institutions may be transferred into Manor provided these credits are applicable to the curriculum into which the student is transferring. Courses from non-traditional settings will be considered if course content, learning goals, assessment and contact hours are comparable to the College’s credit bearing courses. A student may be asked to provide a course description and/or syllabus to determine if transfer credit is appropriate. Courses taught on-site, on-line, in blended format, and in other modes of delivery are all subject to the same criteria when being evaluated for transfer of credit.

Courses from Foreign, Non-American based Institutions must be evaluated by a Credential Evaluation Service. Manor accepts evaluations completed by World Education Services, Inc and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc

Only official, sealed transcripts or evaluations, and transcripts received electronically with an authentication procedure will be evaluated for transfer credits.

Credit is granted based on semester hours. A quarter hour is equivalent to 0.6 semester hours; therefore, a 3 credit course is equivalent to 5 quarter hours. When applicable and appropriate, quarter hour credits may be combined and multiplied by 0.6 to determine the equivalent number of semester hour credits.

Manor will accept transfer credits on a case-by-case assessment.

Provided the recommended credit-granting scores have been earned, Manor College recognizes and awards 15 academic credits for each and any combination of the following non-credit assessment; CLEP, AP, CHALLENGE EXAMINATION, ACE and DANTE’S TESTS. Included in this total of 15 credits is a maximum of nine credits for portfolio assessment. Please refer to Assessment of Prior College Level Learning in the college catalog for detailed information on these assessments. Six (6) semester hours of credit will be granted to Early Childhood Education students who submit a current CDA certificate accompanied by a Letter of Verification from the Council for Professional Recognition. A maximum of nine (9) semester hour credits will be awarded to students who meet the criteria established in a signed articulation between Manor College and the Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of Career and Technical Education.

Transfer credits may not be more than 10 years old in science and math courses, and three years old in computer science courses. Any exceptions to this time limit must be obtained in writing from the Office of Academic Affairs.

  • The lowest acceptable transfer grade is a C
  • No credit is given for courses with pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades unless the transcript clearly defines those grades as equivalent to a C or better.
  • The GPA earned at a transfer institution is not computed in the GPA at Manor College.


Manor College may award up to 3.0 International Baccalaureate (IB) credits for each Higher Level course completed with a score of 5 or higher. The maximum allowable credits is 30.0. Manor does not accept Standard Level Courses.

Assessment of Prior College Level Learning for Credit

Prior college level learning of non-traditional students obtained through related job experience or related life experience can be assessed for college credit at Manor College.

The goals for credits obtained through these means are: to quantitatively validate that prior learning experiences of non-traditional students meet college level criteria and to expedite the time to completion of degree. Students must have CLEP, challenge examinations and portfolio assessments completed the semester prior to graduation.

Manor College recognizes and awards 15 academic credits for each or any combination of the following assessments: CLEP, AP, CHALLENGE EXAMINATION, ACE and DANTE’S TESTS. Included in this total of 15 credits given by the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs is a maximum of nine credits for portfolio assessment.

Assessment can be done through the following ways:

  1. College Level Examination Program—CLEP
    A fee of $35 per credit hour is assessed for placing CLEP credits awarded on a transcript.
  2. Advance Placement Exam (AP)
    Manor College participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. High school students who have taken college level courses and the board’s advanced examinations can submit the test scores to Manor College. Students who have achieved a score of three or higher are eligible for consideration for credit at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for core curriculum or program courses.
  3. Division Examinations/Exemption Testing
    For prior college level learning in areas not available through CLEP testing, a student may apply to take an exemption test for a particular course through the Division Chairperson. The approval of the Chairperson is required. A $20 per credit non-refundable fee is charged for exemption/ challenge testing of a course.If the exam is passed with a minimum “C” grade, $35 is required for every credit hour that is to be placed on the transcript.Each academic division determines whether or not division examinations may be taken and is responsible for preparing, administering, scoring and reporting the results of these examinations. Typically, Computer Science courses may be exempted. However, any course for which there is no CLEP exam may be challenged by examination.
  4. Other Assessments
    Manor accepts ACE approved credit granting scores for Dantes, CAEL (Council for Adult & Experiential Learning), PONSI.
  5. Comprehensive Portfolio
    A non-traditional student, who has prior job related college level learning, in the area of a course offered by Manor or in which an externship is required, may have this learning assessed for credit. The student must submit the following to the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs:

    • For the course or externship goals and objectives on the syllabus, provide evidence of specific anecdotal experiences and what was learned from these experiences to justify meeting the goals/ objectives of the course or externship.
    • Document length of time for each specific learning experience.
    • Have current job supervisor complete an evaluation form.
    • Have the above verified and signed by job supervisor (if petitioning for current job learning) or, • Submit with the above anecdotal learning experiences former job performance evaluations to corroborate information (if from past job related learning).
    • Evidence of learning outcomes that have been achieved.
    • Samples of pertinent work in course area, if appropriate.
    • Awards or recognition citing work in the prior learning area.
    • An essay explaining how the prior learning applies to the college course and degree program being sought, as well as, future career development.


Upon review of submitted material which meet the stated criteria, the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs may award credits for the college level job related experience presented. A maximum of nine credits for life learning experience by portfolio may be awarded.

A $100 fee to assess the Portfolio will be charged. A $35 fee is required for every credit hour that is to be placed on the transcript.