Transfer of Undergraduate Credit

Students desiring to transfer from another college and be admitted to an undergraduate degree program at Stevenson University must submit official transcripts of all previous college records. College-level coursework completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the NACES website. An official course-by-course transcript from a NACES member is required. Stevenson University will accept a maximum of 70 undergraduate transfer credits from a regionally accredited community college and 90 undergraduate credits from a regionally accredited four-year institution. No more than 90 credits can be applied to degree requirements from a combination of 2-year institutions, 4-year institutions, and Credit for Prior Learning. A matriculated student must complete 30 credits of their degree at Stevenson University.

The courses and credits completed with a grade of "C" or better at other regionally accredited institutions are generally transferable to Stevenson. Some grades of "C-", "D+", or "D" may be acceptable for general education requirements that are not major requirements. The transferability of credits from an institution that is not accredited by a regional accreditation agency may be considered upon receipt of documentation that demonstrates equivalency regarding course information and learning outcomes. It is the student’s responsibility to provide this documentation. Please consult the Registrar's Office for documentation guidelines.

All transferable courses must be comparable to courses offered at this University. Courses that do not transfer include developmental/remedial, personal development, orientation courses and credit given for portfolio work. Some credit may be awarded for internships at the discretion of the Department Chair upon submission of appropriate documentation. Regardless of the number of transfer credits accepted, students must still complete the academic program requirements as shown in the Stevenson University Catalog and on the student's degree audit. Shortly following acceptance, evaluated transfer credit may be viewed through Student Planning. Incoming transfer students have access to their degree audit through Student Planning after registration.

Transfer applicants should have left the sending institution in good standing. Grades and grade point averages earned at another institution do not transfer. The transferred credits apply toward graduation, but the grade points are not used in calculating the academic average required for graduation. Students seeking information on the transferability of credits may contact their Enrollment Counselor.

Credit Evaluation Process

The Academic Transcript Evaluator for Stevenson University Online facilitates the evaluation of credit for students who have earned college credit from another institution or successfully completed Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), CLEP, and A/AS level examinations.

Admitted students who have earned college credit in the United States and submitted official transcripts will have their transfer credit evaluation completed within 7-10 business days following acceptance and receive a copy of the evaluation upon meeting with their Student Success Coach. Students may also access their transfer credit evaluation online through their Student Planning. 

If a student has credit from overseas institutions and has submitted documentation of this coursework to a current NACES member, this process is dependent on the receipt of the NACES member evaluation by Stevenson University Online.

Please note that a student’s evaluation is preliminary and ongoing. It is the applicant’s/student’s responsibility to submit additional official transcripts as external coursework is completed. 

Block Transfer from Maryland Community Colleges

Students who enter Stevenson with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. degree from a community college in Maryland will have met all of Stevenson’s general education (Stevenson Educational Experience) requirements. Please note a second composition course is required if the student doesn’t have an equivalent course as part of the associate’s degree.

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