Transfer and Separation
Adult students holding a degree from a regionally accredited two-year or four-year institution who are admitted to the SAGE will be credited with having satisfied the equivalent of the College’s liberal arts curriculum. This policy applies to students holding an A.A., A.S., bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It does not apply to students who have earned an applied associated degree. The Registrar is responsible for verifying student fulfillment of this requirement through a review of each applicant’s official transcript.
Students having earned at least 90 credits from a regionally accredited four-year institution who are admitted to the SAGE will be credited with having satisfied the equivalent of the liberal arts curriculum. This policy applies to students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0. The Registrar is responsible for verifying student fulfillment of this requirement through a review of each applicant’s official transcript.
Students admitted to the SAGE who do not hold a degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have not earned 90 credits from an accredited four-year institution are subject to a full transcript analysis to be performed by the Registrar’s Office. For purposes of this analysis, the two-discipline rule does not apply to SAGE students.
Adult students transferring from a regionally accredited, two-year institution may transfer up to 68 credits.
Voluntary Separation From The College
Official Leave of Absence: Degree-seeking (matriculated) students who find it necessary to interrupt their college studies for a term or more must apply for an official leave of absence if they wish to return under the same liberal-arts education requirements. Within 3 years of the student's official date of separation, the student must have accomplished one of the following steps: return to classes, submit a letter of intent to register for the upcoming term, register for the upcoming term, or request an extension of the leave of absence. Leave of Absence Requests are processed on MyCedarCrest via the Withdrawal Application; the Registrar approves requests for leaves of absence. Withdrawals from individual courses are not considered official leaves of absence.
The first day of class attendance is the date of matriculation. This date is important if a student finds it necessary to interrupt her studies at Cedar Crest.
Official leaves of absence of less than three years permit students to graduate according to the general education requirements in effect at the time they matriculated. With approval from the department in which they are majoring, students may be permitted to graduate according to major requirements listed in the College Catalog and in effect at the time they matriculated at the College. Students may also choose to graduate according to policies and curricular changes enacted by the faculty and found in the most current catalog.
If matriculated students request and are granted an official leave of absence of up to three calendar years, they are not required to reapply for matriculation when they re-enroll at Cedar Crest. Students who re-enter the College after a leave of absence greater than three years, an unofficial withdrawal, or any absence not formally approved, as described above, must meet the general liberal arts requirements and major requirements in effect at the time of their re-enrollment in order to graduate.
Official Withdrawal from Cedar Crest: In order to withdraw officially from Cedar Crest College, all withdrawing students must complete an exit interview, which begins the withdrawal application on My Cedar Crest. Official withdrawal prior to the official deadline for course withdrawal will result in all coursework in progress being graded W (not computed into average). Withdrawal after the official deadline for course withdrawal requires completion of the process for administrative withdrawal. Unofficial withdrawal from the College at any time may result in all coursework in progress being graded F. If the student re-enters the College to continue the major after a withdrawal, the student will graduate according to general education requirements and major requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment.
Re-admission Policy: Students who apply for readmission to Cedar Crest College after a separation of at least five years may elect, upon readmission, to retain all of their prior grades or to begin their academic career anew, retaining none of their prior grades.
Students who have been dismissed previously from the College must petition for readmission. Students who have been dismissed for poor academic performance must remain separated from the College for at least one calendar year before reapplying for admission. Students who have been dismissed for poor academic performance must complete 12 graded Cedar Crest credits with a "C" or better to be eligible for readmission.