1. General Policies
    1. Students applying for transfer to Mount St. Joseph University must follow the admission procedures. Official college transcripts from all schools attended must be sent directly from the previously attended college(s) to the Office of Admission.
    2. Transfer courses are evaluated in the Office of Admission for acceptance of core curriculum requirements and general elective credit. The Academic Departments determine the applicability of transfer courses to program requirements.
    3. Currently enrolled Mount students considering coursework at other institutions should consult with their academic advisor and the Transfer Credit Analyst in the Academic Advising and Resource Center before enrolling in courses elsewhere.
  2. Specific Policies
    1. A maximum of 90 semester hour credits from regionally accredited institutions will be transferred to the University.
    2. Transfer credit from quarter-system institutions will be converted to semester hours. A 3-quarter-hour class equates to 2 semester hours and may satisfy a Mount core requirement. A 4- or 5-quarter-hour science class with a lab component equates to 2.5 or 3 semester hours and may fulfill the Mount core science requirement.
    3. College credits earned for college level courses from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted by the University, provided the course grade is “C” or better. Courses with a “Pass” or “Satisfactory” grade may be accepted as general elective credit only.
    4. Developmental courses that are similar in content to credit-earning courses at Mount St. Joseph University will be accepted as general electives; however, those courses that are not applied toward a degree at the transferring institution will not be accepted.
    5. Grades for transfer credits are not counted in the student’s cumulative grade point average at the Mount. However, grades and GPA from previous institutions may factor into acceptance decisions for specific academic programs.
    6. Cooperative education (co-op) credit from regionally accredited colleges or universities satisfies the core experiential learning requirement (EXP), but is awarded for 0 credits. The Director of Career & Experiential Education may determine an award of additional course credit and applicability to a major requirement.
    7. Internship and practicum credit from regionally accredited colleges or universities do not automatically transfer. Students may pursue credit hours and major applicability through the Director of Career and Experiential Education in collaboration with the appropriate academic department chairperson.
    8. Health Science Clinical credit from regionally accredited colleges or universities satisfies the core experiential learning requirement (EXP), with earned credit hours.
    9. Credit-bearing Service Learning and Travel courses satisfies the core experiential learning requirement (EXP) and may fulfill additional core and major requirements.  
    10. Honorably discharged Military Veterans with appropriate documentation will automatically satisfy the core experiential learning requirement (EXP) and may earn credit hours.  Credit for experience not reflected on the military transcript may be pursued through the Director of Career and Experiential Education. 
    11. C-TAG (Career Technical Assurance Guide) credit from Ohio technical high schools may be eligible for credit upon review of appropriate documentation.  
    12. All active articulation and transfer agreements between Mount St. Joseph University and other educational institutions will be honored when evaluating transfer credit.
    13. Only undergraduate course credit will be accepted toward an undergraduate degree.
    14. Duplicate transfer credit will not be accepted. Previously awarded transfer credit will be deducted if course work is later repeated at the Mount.
    15. Transfer students with an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution will normally have the core curriculum requirements waived.
    16. International transfer credits may be accepted but are subject to evaluation based on standardized guidelines from AACRAO, WES, NAFSA or other approved organizations.