Evaluation of Transfer Credit

Students desiring to transfer from another college and be admitted to a 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 NACES member transcript is required. Stevenson University will accept a maximum of 70 credits from 2-year institutions. No more than 90 credits can be applied to degree requirements from a combination of 2-year institutions, 4-year institutions and non-direct classroom instruction (including CLEP, AP, and other nationally recognized standardized examination scores).

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.

All transferable courses must be comparable to courses offered at this University. Classes 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 must be in good standing from their sending institution. 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 the Registrar’s Office, the transfer admissions web pages, or a transfer admissions counselor.

Credit Evaluation Process

Stevenson University’s Registrar’s Office 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 receive their transfer credit evaluation with their letter of admission and may access their transfer credit evaluation online through their WebXpress account once they receive the admissions letter.

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 the Registrar's Office. 

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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