USM's Transfer of Credit Policy

Courses completed at other colleges or universities are evaluated for transfer according to the following general transfer guidelines:

  • Official transcripts of all previous college coursework are required for final evaluation.

  • Courses must be completed at accredited post-secondary institutions.

  • Credit is given only for courses in which the grade earned is C or above. Exception: students from accredited two-year institutions who have earned an Associate's degree will be given full credit for all courses within the degree provided they meet other transfer guidelines listed here.

  • Courses must be compatible with the University of Saint Mary curriculum detailed in the current Undergraduate Catalog. (Exception: for students with an Associate's degree, up to 18 semester hours of technical credit may be applied toward the university's 128-hour degree requirement.)

  • Up to 64 semester hours of junior or community college credit and up to 90 hours of senior four-year college credit may be applied toward the university's 128 degree hours.

  • Current USM students must obtain approval prior to enrolling in a course at another institution. Download a transfer course approval form ».