TRANSFER STUDENTS General Requirements Students in good standing (generally defined as a 2.0 average or better on a 4.0 scale) at regionally accredited institutions may qualify for admission, depending upon various aspects of the entire academic record. Several programs require a grade point average above a 2.0. Of primary interest to the Admissions Committee is the college performance, although the high school record may carry weight in some instances. Additionally, transfer students will be asked to submit a college clearance form (Transfer Applicant Evaluation Form) from the Dean of Students at the current or last college attended. Receipt of this form is required in order for students to complete final registration. Official updated transcripts from each college/university/institution attended are required before a final admission decision is made. Transfer students with fewer than 30 credits must also provide an official copy of their high school transcript. All students must show proof of high school graduation. Students on notice of academic or non-academic dismissal are not eligible to apply for admission to Gannon University until after the lapse of one academic year following the dismissal. Upon the completion of said academic year, the Admissions Committee will determine whether or not the student may be admitted. Students must be eligible to return to their most recent institution in order to be considered for admission to Gannon. Applicants on academic probation or whose records show less than an overall 2.0 GPA at their current or most recent institution are advised that they will not, except in extraordinary circumstances, qualify for admission to Gannon University. Students with any pending criminal charges may be denied admission to the University. Gannon University reserves the right to deny admission to applicants who have a criminal record or other indications that they could harm or impact the wellness of the Gannon Community. A grade of “incomplete” is not acceptable on a transcript from a previous college. All “incompletes” must be resolved prior to being reviewed for admission. Courses taken previously at regionally accredited institutions which have relevance to the program to be followed at Gannon University, and in which grades of “C” (2.0) or better have been earned, are eligible for transfer. (Several Programs require grades of “B” or better to be considered for transfer.) UPPER DIVISION TRANSFER PROGRAMS (for Associate degree graduates) Next-Step Program Transfer students may be eligible to use the Next-Step program in order to expedite the completion of a bachelor’s degree from Gannon. Students holding the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science Degree from another regionally accredited institution may qualify for Gannon’s Next-Step program. The program enables students to make an easy transition from a two or four year college to Gannon. The program guarantees acceptance of up to 64 credits and allows students to potentially enter Gannon with junior level status. Only courses in which grades of “C” (2.0) or better have been earned are eligible for transfer. At least two years of upper-division full-time study are required to obtain the baccalaureate degree from Gannon.