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October 25, 2014

Sach Hall Administration Building at PBATransfer FAQ

We’re excited that you’re considering PBA for your education. We also understand that transferring colleges can be confusing and stressful. That’s why we’ve put together the following list of frequently asked questions.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Simply contact us at (561) 803-2063. We want your transition to PBA to be seamless.

AA Degree Recipients
Q: I earned an AA degree. How will my credits transfer?
A: If your AA degree is from a regionally accredited institution within the United States, you will have satisfied all of your general education requirements except:

  • Exploring the Bible
  • Freedom in American Society
  • Christian Values and Biblical Faith

Please note: Majors such as pre-pharmacy and nursing may require additional coursework.

Grade Requirements
Q: I received a D in a course. Will the credits transfer?
A: PBA does not accept transfer courses if you earned less than a C-. One exception: It will transfer if it was part of coursework you received to earn your AA degree. Your AA must have been conferred and the course needed to meet the minimum of 60 hours as stated in our Articulation Agreement. If it is a requirement of your major, you will be requested to take it over as all courses earned toward your major and minor must be at a C- or above.

Satisfactory/Pass
Q: Will PBA accept credits for courses in which I received an S (Satisfactory) or P (pass)?
A: No. We only accept courses that are assigned a letter grade. We do not accept credit for courses that are taken for preparatory college credit.

AP/CLEP Tests
Q: Do you accept AP or CLEP tests?
A: Yes, if your AP score is 3 or higher and our CLEP test is 50 or higher (foreign language scores have higher requirements). However, we do not accept CLEP credit for Composition 2 or Humanities. Please note: the final decision is made when official documentation is received in the Registrar’s Office.

Summer Courses
Q: As a PBA student, may I take summer classes at other institutions?
A: Yes, if you have less than 68 credits you may be granted permission by your dean to take a maximum of nine credit hours at another institution. You must take your last 32 hours at PBA. Therefore, if you transfer in with 88 hours, you will not be able to take transient student credits. You will not be able to take a class at another institution if you received a D, F or W for that class at PBA.

Maximum Transferable Credits
Q: What is the maximum amount of credit hours that I can transfer to PBA?
A: PBA accepts a maximum of 67 credit hours from two-year institutions and 88 from four-year institutions. Please note: the last 32 hours of a degree must be completed at PBA.

Meeting Other Transfer Students
Q: How can I meet other transfer students at PBA?
A: Plan to attend SOAR and Welcome Week/Weekend. Get involved in our clubs and organizations, such as Transfer Club.
 



Speaking of PBA...

“I can say with 100 percent certainty that it was God who brought me here to PBA. Through the people I talked to and all the information I got, I had an intense ease for coming here, even without visiting or seeing the campus at all.”
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Doug Pauly, Transfer Student

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