Transfer Policies

Saint Leo University Transfer Policies for Traditional and Non-Traditional Credits and Formal Educational Programs and Courses Sponsored by Non-Collegiate Organizations and Corporations

ALL ASSOCIATE'S DEGREES AND ALL TRANSFER CREDITS ARE NOT EQUAL!

Saint Leo University recognizes transfer credit only from REGIONALLY accredited degree granting institutions. Some colleges, junior colleges, and technical schools may have national accreditation, but Saint Leo solely accepts REGIONAL accreditation as listed in the American Council on Education's Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education.

TRADITIONAL CREDITS

It is important before applying that students are aware of the accreditation of the Post-Secondary educational institutions they attended.

Credits from the ASSOCIATE OF ARTS degrees do not transfer the same as credits from ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE or ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE degrees.

If you have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution you may transfer as many as 64 credits. And, you are required to transfer or complete the following before graduation:

  • Two Religion Courses (One of which must be taken at Saint Leo)
  • Two Science Courses: One in Physical Science and One in Life Science
  • One Survey Literature Course
  • One Course in History, Economics or Political Science
  • One Mathematics Course at a Level of Algebra and Functions, or higher
  • One Capstone Course in your Major (which must be taken at Saint Leo)

If you have credits from a regionally accredited institution or an Associate of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate in General Studies degree, Associate in Business Degree or other Associate's degree (not Arts), your credits for transfer will be evaluated by the Saint Leo Registrar on a COURSE BY COURSE basis. Center for Online Learning students must take or transfer the following General Education Requirements:

Writing (2 courses)
ENG 121 Academic Writing I
ENG 122 Academic Writing II

Mathematics (2 courses)
MAT 131 College Mathematics (This course can be used as elective credit and/or as preparation for MAT 141.)
MAT 141 Finite Mathematics (This course is a requirement for all Online students.)

Scientific Perspective (2 courses)
SCI 101 Integrated Physical Science (A Physical Science Course: Astronomy, Earth Science, Environmental Science, General Chemistry, Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Organic Chemistry or Physics)
SCI 102 Integrated Life Science (A Life Science Course: Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Genetics, Immunology, Kinesiology, Parasitology, Physiology or Zoology)

Aesthetic Perspective (3 courses)
FAS 101 Integrated Arts or a Fine Arts Appreciation or Humanities Course
FAS 123 Introduction to Film or a Fine Arts Appreciation or Humanities Course
ENG 311 Survey of Major Writers of the 20th Century or a Survey of Literature Course

Religion Perspective (3 courses)
PHI 101 The Quest for Wisdom or Introduction to Philosophy equivalency
REL 223 Religions of the World I: Western Religions or
REL 351 Theological Aspects of Marriage and
REL 401 The Catholic Tradition (This course must be taken with Saint Leo University.)

Human Behavior Perspective (2 courses)
SSC 101 The Human Behavior Perspective and
PSY 121 Introduction to Psychology
If students transfer in both Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology then SSC 101 is fulfilled.

Global Perspective (2 courses)
SSC 102 The Global Perspective and
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
SSC is fulfilled if a student transfers in the equivalent of Western Civilization II or World History II.

Computer Applications (1 course)
COM 140 Business Computer Skills

Electives as needed for your Major

Capstone Course for your Major

NON-TRADITIONAL TRANSFER CREDITS: MILITARY

If you are a member of the Armed Services, credits for military courses and training are accepted by Saint Leo University as long as they are earned or validated by the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training programs published by the American Council on Education (ACE) and/or the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. The maximum number of credits that can be transferred is 39.

NON-TRADITIONAL TRANSFER CREDITS: POLICE, CAREER, NURSING, ETC.

If you have career training with courses of more than 40 hours, Saint Leo University's Registrar will evaluate your transcripts or your official training center certificates. A maximum of 24 credits can be awarded.

NON-TRADITIONAL TRANSFER CREDITS: FORMAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND COURSES SPONSORED BY CORPORATIONS AND NON-COLLEGIATE ORGANIZATIONS

Collect your corporate training certificates. If they meet the credit recommendations established by the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs or the Directory of the National Program on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction (PONSI), the Registrar may give you credit.

STANDARDIZED EXAMINATIONS: ACT PEP: EXCELSIOR, CLEP, DANTES, USAFI, ETC.

You may earn up to 30 credits from Saint Leo University if you take and pass certain standardized tests and examinations with the required scores. Before taking these exams, we recommend you meet with your academic advisor as well as check out the web pages on these tests and their equivalencies. Saint Leo University accepts up to 40 credits from standardized examinations.

Website Links: CLEP, DANTES, GED College Level Examinations, Advanced Placement Examinations, Excelsior.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are an international student who has earned college or university credit outside of the United States, you will need to have your credits evaluated by one of the official agencies recommended by Saint Leo University. Click here to see the recommended list.