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Transfer Policy for Current Students (Concurrent Enrollment)

If you are a current degree-seeking student at Belmont University (full or part-time), and you wish to take courses through another college/university, those courses must be approved through Belmont's Concurrent Enrollment Request process. The purpose of the Concurrent Enrollment course review/approval process is to ensure that courses taken through other colleges/universities will transfer to Belmont as planned, meaning the outside courses are "equivalent" to fulfill Belmont course requirements.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES
  1. Once a student has matriculated to Belmont, he or she may not take more than 18 credit hours through another college or university.
  2. Transfer SPEECH, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, AND LAB SCIENCE courses may NOT be taken online or in hybrid format.
  3. Students may not take more than 19 credit hours in any single semester (16 during the summer), inclusive of Belmont credit hours and all credit hours from other institutions.
  4. You must make a "C-" or above to receive credit for Gen Ed/Major/Minor courses when transferring credit from another institution.

 

Concurrent Enrollment for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors with Less than 94 Completed Hours

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!  

Taking GENERAL EDUCATION or LOWER-LEVEL BUSINESS Courses

A Concurrent Enrollment Request is required for any GENERAL EDUCATION or LOWER LEVEL BUSINESS courses that you plan on taking through another college/university.

How to Submit a Concurrent Enrollment Request:

  • Log on to MyBelmont.
  • Select the ‘Registration’ folder (left side of screen).
  • Click ‘Concurrent Enrollment’ in the drop-down menu.
  • Complete all information in the form including the course description(s).
  • Click submit. An email confirmation is sent upon submission of the request.

Once your Concurrent Enrollment Request is processed, a note regarding the approval of your courses will be added to your Degree Works. You can view this note on the "Notes" tab, as well as at the bottom of the "Worksheets" tab.

 

Taking MAJOR/MINOR or UPPER-LEVEL BUSINESS Courses

If you plan on taking courses through another college/university to fulfill MAJOR or MINOR course requirements or UPPER-LEVEL BUSINESS course requirements (for the BBA degree), please do NOT submit a Concurrent Enrollment request. Instead, please complete a COURSE SUBSTITUTION FORM with your academic advisor. This form must be signed by both your faculty advisor and the department chair of the appropriate academic department. The form must then be submitted to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Once your Course Substitution Form is processed, a note regarding the approval of your courses will be added to your Degree Works. You can view this note on the "Notes" tab, as well as at the bottom of the "Worksheets" tab.

 

Taking Courses through Tennessee Community Colleges

If you plan on taking courses through any of the Tennessee community colleges listed below, you may not be required to submit a Concurrent Enrollment Request. Many courses from these colleges have been pre-approved to transfer to Belmont. Please click on the college link below, locate the course you are planning to take, and if a Belmont course is listed beside it, then that course will transfer to Belmont as specified. You do NOT need to submit a Concurrent Enrollment Request for these pre-approved courses.

*Transfer Equivalency Sheets for Tennessee Community Colleges

 **Please confirm with your academic advisor that the course you plan on taking will apply toward your degree requirements.

**Please note that Belmont does not accept Speech, Foreign Language, or Lab Science courses taught online or in hybrid format from other colleges/universities as equivalent to our Speech, Foreign Language, or Lab Science courses.

 

 

Concurrent Enrollment for SENIORS with 94+ Completed Hours (Senior Residency Waiver Request)

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!

Degree seeking students are required to complete the last 32 credit hours in their degree program through Belmont.  Students may request an exception to this policy via the Senior Residency Waiver Request. The Senior Residency Waiver Request is a TWO-STEP PROCESS:

STEP 1: Complete a Senior Residency Waiver Request through your MyBelmont account.

A Senior Residency Waiver Request is required for ALL Seniors who plan on taking ANY course through ANY other college/university. Any course taken without prior approval may not be accepted for transfer. 

How to Submit a Senior Residency Waiver Request:
  • Log on to MyBelmont.
  • Select the ‘Registration’ folder (left side of screen).
  • Click ‘Senior Residency Waiver’ in the drop-down menu.
  • Complete all information in the form including the course description(s).
  • Click submit. An email confirmation will be sent upon submission of the request.

Once your Senior Residency Waiver Request is processed, a note regarding the approval of your courses will be added to your Degree Works. You can view this note on the "Notes" tab, as well as at the bottom of the "Worksheets" tab.

**Please confirm with your academic advisor that any courses you plan on taking through another college/university will apply toward your degree requirements.

**Please note that Belmont does not accept Speech, Foreign Language, or Lab Science courses taught online or in hybrid format from other colleges/universities as equivalent to our Speech, Foreign Language, or Lab Science courses.

 

STEP 2: Complete a Student Responsibility Agreement

The Senior Residency Waiver Student Responsibility Agreement ensures that you are aware of the deadline for submitting your transcript from another college/university to the Office of the Registrar. If you do not submit ALL transcripts to the Office of the Registrar by the senior grades deadline, you will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony, and you will not receive your diploma. Please complete this agreement and submit it to the Office of the Registrar at Belmont Central or via email to concurrentenroll@belmont.edu.

Receiving Transcripts From Other Colleges/Universities: 

It is the student’s responsibility to contact the other college/university to request that an official transcript be sent to the Office of the Registrar once the courses are complete and the grades have been posted to the transcript. Transferred grades below a C- cannot be used to fulfill major, minor, or general education requirements. Please refer to the Transfer Policy in the current catalog.

If you plan on taking courses through another college/university DURING YOUR SEMESTER OF GRADUATION, your FINAL transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the senior grades deadline as indicated on Belmont's Academic Calendar.

  • Official transcripts may be sent to:

Electronic transcripts:  registrar@belmont.edu

Mail Official Paper Transcripts: 

Belmont University
Office of the Registrar
Gabhart Student Center
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212

The Office of the Registrar does not accept faxed copies of transcripts.

  • Important Forms:

COURSE SUBSTITUTION FORM -for MAJOR/MINOR courses and UPPER-LEVEL BUSINESS courses

Senior Residency Waiver Student Responsibility Agreement -for SENIORS who are taking courses through another college/university

Questions regarding Concurrent Enrollment/Senior Residency Waiver may be sent to concurrentenroll@belmont.edu