A freshman applicant will be defined as one who has earned fewer than 15 college credit
hours after high school graduation. A transfer applicant will be defined as one who
has earned 15 or more college credit hours after high school graduation.
College credit hours will be eligible for transfer credit in accordance with the ORU Transfer Guidelines if the hours were earned at a regionally accredited institution or otherwise recognized institution.
College credits earned prior to high school graduation that are eligible for transfer credit as ORU 100 and 200 level courses will automatically be transferred in. Transfer credit of 100 and 200 level courses will be awarded regardless of whether the hours were earned before or after high school graduation.
College credits earned prior to high school graduation that would transfer in as ORU 300 and 400 level courses, including general elective credit, will be eligible for transfer credit by Petition for Policy Exception only. Only the 300 and 400 level courses taken prior to high school graduation must be reviewed through the petition process.
Eligibility for academic awards will be linked to applicant type. Freshman applicants are eligible for academic awards based on their high school grade point average and standardized test scores. Transfer applicants are eligible for academic awards based on their cumulative college grade point average.
Students who have matriculated prior to fall 2000 will be allowed to submit a Petition for Policy Exception requesting transfer credit for college credit hours earned prior to high school graduation. Requests for adjustments to previous academic award decisions will not be entertained.