Transfer students may have coursework earned at accredited institutions evaluated and posted to their University of Saint Francis transcript. Credit hours thus transferred will be elective credits unless approved by their academic program to meet additional degree requirements. Courses accepted for transfer will be recorded on the student’s University of Saint Francis transcript provided a minimum grade of “C” or better is earned (unless the age of the course excludes it from acceptance; C- or below is not transferrable). Accepted credit hours are not included in the computation of the student’s University of Saint Francis GPA. Students should refer to the Degree Requirements section of this catalog regarding limits on the amount of transfer credit and the relationship of transfer credit to eligibility for earning a degree from the University of Saint Francis. Please note that some courses may not be counted toward a student’s major but will be transferred as elective credit.
Transfer students must disclose to USF any transfer credit by sending at least an unofficial transcript to the Admissions Office by the end of the add/drop period of the student’s first semester of attendance as a degree-seeking student or readmitted degree-seeking student in order for credit to be posted on the USF transcript.
If transfer credit is turned in past the deadline, no credit will be posted to the USF transcript and the course(s) will need to be taken at USF, if required for the degree.
Students with extenuating circumstances that prevent them from meeting the deadline to submit Dual credit, AP credit or Transfer credit may appeal the particular policy with the “Appeal for Adding AP, Dual, or Transfer Credit” form in Form Central on My Cougar Connection.
Virtual Campus Students
Students may request transfer of credit for work completed at another accredited institution. The maximum number of credit hours that may be accepted are determined by the specific program requirements.
No credit will be given for undergraduate courses in which the grade was below a “C”. Typically, credit may not be given for courses that are more than five (5) years old.
The student may be requested to present catalog descriptions of the courses for which transfer credit is requested.
Transfer grades will not be included in the cumulative Grade Point Average.
Approval of all transfer credit is the prerogative of the program director and the Registrar. Some programs may have additional criteria required for the transfer of credit.
Ordinarily, workshop courses and courses taught regularly at the University of Saint Francis may not be taken elsewhere after the student is enrolled in a degree program at the university. Once admitted to the University of Saint Francis, the student must obtain approval from the Registrar prior to registering for coursework at another institution. All other transfer policies will apply to the transfer of newly earned credit at another institution.