Transfer Credit


Courses completed with a grade of “C” or better at regionally accredited colleges and universities (community and junior colleges included) in academic areas of study are transferable. Grades earned through transfer credit are recorded on the student’s permanent record but are not averaged into the Saint Mary’s College grade point average. Quarter credits are converted to semester hours. No credit is awarded for duplicate courses.

New Transfer Students

Students who transfer to the College must complete at least 60 semester hours and one-half of the major and minor requirements at Saint Mary’s College. The academic departments determine which courses fulfill major and minor requirements, and the Office of Academic Advising & Registrar determines Sophia Program requirements and electives.

Continuing Students

All courses taken at another college or university must be approved in advance or acceptance of transfer credit is not guaranteed. A maximum of six semester hours may be taken in a single summer session or nine in two summer sessions. Transfer credit is generally elective credit.


No credit is awarded for courses taken before a student completes her sophomore year of high school. Transfer credit is generally elective credit.