BG Perspective (general education) credit for transfer students
a course taken at another institution is an approved general
education course at that institution, then we should,
in most cases, award BG Perspective credit for it when
the student transfers here. The specific guidelines for
transfer of general education courses are consistent with
the principle that BGSU courses not approved for the BG Perspective program at BGSU will not receive BG Perspective
credit at BGSU.
a course transfers in as equivalent to a BG Perspective
course at BGSU, the course fulfills a BG Perspective
requirement as an automatic consequence of the transfer.
a course does not have a BGSU equivalent, it will transfer
in as 1XXX or 3XXX. In that case, if the student can provide
documentation that the course is an approved general
education course at the originating institution, the
college will have the authority to grant BG Perspective
credit at BGSU, with the following exceptions:
a course fulfills a requirement at the originating
institution that does not exist at BGSU, then BG
Perspective credit cannot be given for that course.
For instance, at the current time there is not a
BG Perspective requirement for mathematics at BGSU.
Consequently, we cannot award BG Perspective credit
for a math course, even though it may fulfill a
general education requirement at the originating
may occasionally occur that a general
education course elsewhere transfers in
as a BGSU-equivalent course, but one that
is not approved for BG Perspective credit
at BGSU. For instance, it may be the case
that a film course fulfills the arts and
humanities requirement at another school.
If the course transfers in as THFM 2620
(History of Film) BG Perspective credit
will not automatically be granted. In
order to be consistent with our treatment
of "native" students, who do
not receive BG Perspective credit for
such a course, BG Perspective credit will
not be granted for transfer courses of
equivalency of English composition courses will be determined
by the General
Studies Writing program.
a course without a BGSU equivalency is not approved
as a general education course at the originating institution,
the course will not receive BG Perspective credit at