Friends University adopts statewide transfer policy

Friends University adopted a new policy, which will make transferring from any Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) community college easier for students. Beginning in Fall 2019, individuals entering Friends University with AA/AS degrees from KBOR community colleges will automatically satisfy all of Friends University’s general education requirements, except for the religion requirements. Traditional undergraduate students must complete an additional nine hours of religion courses while adult undergraduate students must complete an additional three hours of religion and a three-hour capstone course.

“We are excited to announce this new policy,” said Dr. Ken Stoltzfus, academic dean. “According to the National Student Clearinghouse, Kansas has one of the highest percentages of students completing four-year degrees after beginning at two-year public institutions (20.24 percent). Our new policy will make it easier for prospective students to transfer to Friends University.”

The new policy, which will begin in the fall semester, will support Friends University’s articulation agreements with various community colleges by facilitating a more streamlined transfer process for students who have graduated with an associate’s degree and desire to continue their education at a private Christian liberal arts university.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.