Students transferring to Delaware Valley University from other accredited institutions of higher education as degree-seeking candidates must complete at least 48 credits in course work at Delaware Valley University, including at least 15 credits in the major. The maximum number of credits accepted for transfer will be 78. Transfer students must also complete at least half of the Employment Program requirements. Continuing Education students should contact that office to determine if current (and previous) work experience will satisfy the Experience360 Program requirement. Only credits for courses in which a grade of “C” or better has been earned are accepted for transfer and only the credits (not the grades or quality points) are transferred. A grade of “D” will be accepted when the course is the first in a two-course sequence and the second course grade was a “C” or better. A grade of “D” will also be accepted when it is part of a completed higher education degree (associate degree). Prospective, full-time undergraduate transfer students should make application to DVU by contacting the admission office. The admission office will evaluate transfers interested in full-time undergraduate study. Continuing education students should contact the continuing education office for admissions criteria and transcript evaluation.

  1. Delaware Valley University defines a traditional semester hour of credit as follows: 50 minutes per week in class; at least two hours of study outside of class; 15 weeks of instruction (including exam week). A minimum full-time load is 12 hours per week in class. Coursework that is offered in an alternative or non-traditional format must include an appropriate amount of in-class instruction and study outside of class in a manner that will ensure the student is able to achieve the course outcomes as outlined in the course syllabus; or
  2. At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by Delaware Valley University including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.