Commonwealth Institute will accept transfer credit earned at another institution, in accordance with commonly accepted good practice in higher education, provided all of the following criteria are met:
Students desiring to seek transfer credit are advised to consult with the Dean prior to enrollment for evaluation of transfer credit. If transfer credit is granted, the grade of “TR” will appear on the student’s official transcript. Only the grades earned at Commonwealth Institute will be used in computing the student’s GPA.
If there is any question or doubt as to transferability of credits, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service reserves the right to require the student to show proficiency by successfully completing a proficiency examination in the subject(s)/course(s) for which transfer credit is being requested.
Students contemplating admission with transfer credit should note that most states require students to attend a mortuary college for a period of not less than twelve months.
CIFS will accept transfer credit earned at another institution in accordance with commonly accepted, good practice in higher education, provided the following criteria are met:
CIFS recognizes that some students may enroll with background education or experience that has given them sufficient knowledge in a particular area of academia. Once a student provides evidence of such experience, they may be eligible to receive credit by examination. After following the necessary steps, they may attempt the challenge examination. An administrative fee of $125 will be charged for each challenge exam. A maximum of 18 quarter hours may be given through credit by exam. If a student has previously received any type of letter grade from CIFS, then they will not be eligible to complete the credit by examination. No challenge examination may be given to improve an existing letter grade.
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