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Transfer Credit From Other Accredited Institutions

A maximum of 6 credit hours may be accepted for transfer credit in the graduate counseling, education, nursing and speech-language pathology programs. A maximum of 9 credit hours may be accepted for transfer credit in the business grduate program. Transfer credits are not accepted for the master of arts in teaching and leadership program.

For information about transfer credits in other master's programs, please contact the program director.

Acceptance of transfer credit is contingent upon the following:

  1. The hours were in graduate-level coursework at an accredited institution;
  2. The credit was earned with a grade of A or B;
  3. The course was taken within five years prior to application for transfer to a Saint Xavier graduate program; and
  4. The course has been approved by the director of the program to which the student is applying. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the dean/graduate program director. While hours may transfer and be counted as either elective or equivalent credit, cumulative grade-point averages do not transfer between schools. 

A petition for the transfer of more than 6 credit hours in graduate counseling, education, nursing and speech-language pathology and 9 credit hours in business earned in another accredited college or university may be initiated by the student and sent to the dean/graduate program director.

Once enrolled in a program at Saint Xavier University, students are generally not permitted to take graduate courses at another institution. Students must petition the dean or program director for written permission to do so. Only grades of B or better are transferable; such credits are not considered in the computation of the cumulative grade-point average.

Acceptance of Saint Xavier University Credit

If a student takes graduate work at Saint Xavier University before admission, not more than four courses or 12 credit hours may be applied to degree requirements. For nursing and graduate counseling, the maximum is 6 credit hours. The director of the appropriate graduate program will evaluate these courses in terms of applicability to the program. Courses completed five or more years prior to admission will not be accepted as partial fulfillment of the degree requirements in any graduate program.