Flexible Course Format, Program Requirements & Evaluation of Transfer Credit

Flexible Course Formats for Online Degrees

Online classes are delivered using the course management system Brightspace. All online courses are offered over an eight week period. Many students choose to take two courses during each eight week session.



Graduation Cap
Program Requirements for Online Degrees

McKendree University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for degree completion. 40 hours must be at the 300 or 400 level and a minimum of 30 hours with McKendree. Students must fulfill the general education requirements.



Evaluation of Transfer Credit

McKendree University gives careful consideration to your previous coursework and will transfer in as many credits as possible. A student transferring to McKendree, who has received an associate's or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, is considered to have met all general education requirements, provided the degree is not considered vocational.  Students who have met the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) general education core curriculum (GECC) will also be considered to have met all general education requirements.  For students who have completed a vocational program or hold no prior degree, the courses are individually evaluated to determine which are transferable and what requirements have been met. Transcripts will be evaluated by the Office of Academic Records and the Division Chair of the department.

Official evaluations are completed once you have been admitted to McKendree University. McKendree Online staff can provide you with an unofficial evaluation at your request. Please note the following:

    • Only courses with a letter grade of 'C' or better may be accepted in transfer. Pass/fail courses will not be accepted.

    • At least 120 credit hours are required for graduation, 30 of which must be from McKendree.

    • You may receive a maximum of 90 credit hours in transfer from a regionally accredited institution.

    • Proficiencies earned at other institutions are not accepted.

Send transcripts to:

McKendree University
McKendree Online
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254



Student Support for Online Degrees


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Student Services Specialist
Old Main 102, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6507



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Dean of Worldwide Programs
Wildy Hall, 3rd Floor, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6834


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