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 will be considered after review by the Director of Career and Experiential Education.
    7. Internship and practicum credit from regionally accredited colleges or universities will be considered after review by the appropriate academic department chairperson.
    8. All active articulation and transfer agreements between Mount St. Joseph University and other educational institutions will be honored when evaluating transfer credit.
    9. Only undergraduate course credit will be accepted toward an undergraduate degree.
    10. Duplicate transfer credit will not be accepted. Previously awarded transfer credit will be deducted if course work is later repeated at the Mount.
    11. Transfer students with an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution will normally have the core curriculum requirements waived.
    12. International transfer credits may be accepted but are subject to evaluation based on standardized guidelines from AACRAO, WES, NAFSA or other approved organizations.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***