Transfer of Credit Information
Transfer credits will be accepted by St. Edward’s only if they were earned in a college or university which has been accredited by one of the following recognized regional accrediting commissions: New England Association of Schools and Colleges—Commission on Institutions of Higher Learning, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Higher Education, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools—Commission on Colleges, Western Association of Colleges and Schools.
Credit may be granted for work completed at four-year foreign institutions which have a compatible liberal arts curriculum. Work is evaluated according to American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) guidelines. In cases where sufficient resources are not available to make a satisfactory determination of credit, the evaluation is undertaken by a private agency at student expense.
Propriety and single purpose institutions, including vocational/technical programs, accredited by these same regional bodies or any other accrediting body are specifically excluded. Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of C- or higher will be accepted. A grade of pass will be considered on a case-by-case basis for transfer students prior to matriculation only.
Courses determined by St. Edward’s to be developmental, remedial, or preparatory are not eligible for the assignment of transfer credit.
Quarter-hour credits will be converted using the following table:
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The grades for work transferred will not apply toward the cumulative grade point average. No more 66 hours of junior college or community college credit may be transferred to St. Edward’s. No more than four hours of transfer credit will be accepted for any semester or summer session in which a student is concurrently enrolled at St. Edward’s and another college or university.
Before registering for any credit generating course(s) offered at an institution other than St. Edward’s, a student must obtain and complete a “Request to Take Courses Off Campus” form. This form may be found online at think.stedwards.edu/registrar/forms. The form must list the specific courses to be taken and the St. Edward’s equivalents, have the appropriate signatures attached, and be on file with 1) the Office of the Registrar, 2) the advisor and 3) the student’s dean, prior to the student’s enrollment at another institution. It is the student’s enrollment responsibility to insure that these requirements are fulfilled. Credit may not be retroactively accepted if the student fails to complete this process or enrolls in courses other than those approved by the advisor/dean.
The transfer of college credit from another institution may also be limited by the residency requirement for graduation and the general academic policies of the university.
Entering students must have official transcripts of all prior work on file within one semester of initial registration or be subject to dismissal. Transfer credit will not be awarded for any prior work completed at any institution that is not listed on the student’s admission application form.
Transcripts submitted to St. Edward’s for transfer evaluation become the permanent property of St. Edward’s and cannot, under any circumstances, be returned to the student. St. Edward’s will not generate copies of the transcripts that originated at other institutions.
For continuing students, official transcripts of work completed an another institution must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar within the student’s next long semester at St. Edward’s. Failure to do so may result in the student being barred from future registrations. Transcripts stamped “issued to student” will not be accepted unless received from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope.
Credits earned though the CLEP, DANTES, PEP, or IB programs, as well as credit earned through other means of evaluation or assessment prior to admission, will be evaluated in light of St. Edward’s policies. Arrangements for all testing must be completed and verified prior to the Office of the Registrar’s graduation certification deadline.
St. Edward’s University and Austin Community College have developed an articulation agreement whereby students who graduate from ACC in specified degree programs will have their credits accepted by SEU.