General Transfer Policies: Transfer Credits
The Office of Admissions admits students from
regionally accredited collegiate institutions with
requirements similar to those of SU. Here are a few
items to keep in mind as a transfer student.
- The GPA for a transfer
student is only computed on the basis of coursework
completed at SU.
- GPA from grades that transfer into SU is used to
determine Professional Teacher Education Program
Applying to the Major for more information).
- A maximum 64 credits can transfer in from a
- A maximum of 90 credits can transfer in from any
accredited 4-year college or university.
- Students must earn at least 30 of their final 37
credit hours from SU.
- In order for transfer courses to qualify for
upper-level credit (300/400 level) at SU, they must
be taught at the upper level both at SU and at the
sending institution; in other words, no courses from
community colleges can transfer in as 300/400 level
Request to Study at Another
Current SU students wishing to study at another
institution need to complete the Request to Study at
Another Institution form. The form is available in the
Registrar's Office (HH 120) or can be downloaded from
the Registrar's website. The form must be submitted to
the Registrar's Office PRIOR to enrolling in a course at
Course descriptions may be required for some courses. If
the student is taking the course at a Maryland Community
College they may find out how the course will transfer
to SU through ARTSYS at the following website:
http://www.acaff.usmh.usmd.edu/artweb/index.html. Although, this information is posted online students
should still complete the Request to Study at Another
Institution Form. Students should carefully follow all
instructions on the form in order to gain approval to
take the courses. Official transcripts are required upon
completion of any courses taken at another institution
and should be sent to the Registrar's Office.
A student may take courses at another institution at any
time during his or her undergraduate career at SU, but
there is a residency policy that requires that at least
30 of the last 37 credits that count toward the degree
be taken at SU. The timing of posting transfer credits
can negatively affect this residency rule in the
student’s degree audit report; that is why it is
important that students have official transcripts sent
to SU as soon as they complete any coursework taken at
Students are limited to the total number of credits that
can transfer from another institution. A total number of
sixty-four credits can transfer from a two-year
institution and a combined total of ninety credits can
transfer from a four-year institution.