Placement Tests FAQ
Students with 2 years of language in high school or at another college are eligible for Level 1 at ESU. Beyond 2 years, students typically enroll in Level 2. Heritage speakers should consult the Department of Modern Languages chair for appropriate placement.
Yes. Any one of the following can be applied to your college credits: Advanced Placement (taken in high school); The Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES) (taken in the military); and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits (taken in high school).
Transfer Credits FAQ
If the course was a developmental course, then it will not transfer. If the grade was a D or an F, then the course will not transfer to ESU. However, if you completed an Associate of Arts or Associate in Science degree at a PA community college you attended, then a D grade will transfer.
You can speak with the chair of the department in which the courses is offered. Be prepared to show the chair a syllabus for the course so he or she can make a determination if the courses are the same.
You should always discuss course transferability and your reasons for taking classes elsewhere with your academic advisor. He/she will explain the policies governing transfer credits at ESU.
Make sure your course will transfer to ESU by checking the transfer equivalencies.
To pre-guarantee acceptance of a course, complete the transfer of credit permission form. This needs to be approved by the department chair where the external credits will be transferred to before taking the class at another institution.
You must take 30 of your last 45 credits at ESU.
Once you complete the course, have your transcripts sent to ESU’s Office of Admission, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
No. In order for the course to count at ESU, a repeated class must be taken at ESU. A course may be taken at another school; however, the grade transferring back to ESU would be a “T" for transferrable credit, and it will not override the grade earned at ESU.
A grade does not appear on your ESU transcript (only the credits appear as well as the letter "T"). The grade does not factor into the GPA.
The minimum grade of a “C" or higher is necessary to transfer to ESU.
ESU’s General Education program states the following: “Transfer students who transfer at least 24 credits of coursework to ESU are exempted from the First Year Experience requirement." “Students who transfer fewer than 24 credits of coursework but believe that they have taken a course equivalent to ESU’ s First Year Experience course may apply to the first Year Experience Coordinating Committee to judge the equivalency of their course."