Transfer Students - Undergraduate

Missouri Valley College welcomes students seeking to transfer from other institutions of higher learning, including those who have completed community college work. Students shall submit the following materials to ensure that their applications are processed promptly:

  • Missouri Valley College application for admission.
  • A high school transcript or the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma (not necessary for students with more than 27 transferable hours.)
  • Official transcripts of all previous collegiate work, including financial aid transcripts. Students should provide a copy of the previous college's catalog to ensure proper credit transfer. If official transcripts are not received within a reasonable time, the student's academic and financial aid status may change.
  • ACT or SAT score (not necessary for students with more than 27 transferable hours.)

Transfer credits are awarded as follows:

  • The College accepts bachelor’s credible courses and hours from institutional accredited colleges and universities; however, graduating students must fulfill all residency, core, major, and degree requirements.
  • Missouri Valley College recognizes the following accrediting bodies for transfer
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New England Commission of Higher Education
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission
  • Missouri Valley College will consider credit from accredited institutions (not noted above) on a case by case basis.  A final determination will be made in consultation with faculty and division chairs.
  • Only courses in which a grade of "D" or above was earned will be accepted for transfer credit.
  • An Associate of Arts (AA) degree from an institutional accredited institution (see list above) will be accepted as completion of the MVC general education core curriculum.
  • Completion of the Missouri Department of Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (Core 42) will be accepted as completion of the MVC general education core curriculum.
  • Applicants for a degree or certification from MVC who already hold a Bachelor’s degree from another U.S.  institutional accredited institution must complete at least 12 hours of upper division courses in the major in residency, and meet the overall residency requirement of 30 hours. The general education core will be considered complete.
  • Missouri Valley College accepts bachelor’s credible dual credit courses from accredited colleges and universities in which a grade of "D" or above has been earned.
  • A maximum of 12 credit hours of physical education activity courses will be accepted in transfer.
  • Only MVC coursework will apply toward a student’s grade point average, unless the course is a repeat course previously taken at MVC.