Courses at Another Institution

Baltimore Student Exchange Program

Stevenson University students have the opportunity to participate in the Baltimore Student Exchange Program (BSEP), which generally allows them to enroll at other local colleges and universities without incurring additional tuition charges, though some fees may apply. The course credits and grades will be calculated into the student’s GPA as if the courses were taken at Stevenson. Students must be full-time at Stevenson and can take no more than two courses per year at another participating institution on a "space available" basis. Students who participate in the BSEP must comply with all deadlines and other regulations at the visiting institutions. Registration for BSEP courses typically occurs just prior to the start of a given semester. For the Baltimore Student Exchange Program Registration Request Form, see the Academic Affairs portal site. For additional information contact the BSEP coordinator in the Office of the Registrar.

The other colleges and universities participating in BSEP are Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University, Coppin State University, Goucher College, Loyola University MD, MD Institute College of Art, Morgan State University, Notre Dame of MD University, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, UMBC, and University of Baltimore.

Other Institutions

After degree-seeking students have matriculated at Stevenson University, transfer of courses from other institutions requires advance approval on the form entitled Request to Take Courses at Another Institution. Approval of these requests is based on clear evidence that such courses are comparable to the Stevenson University courses. Courses included on the course equivalency grid have already received thorough vetting by the appropriate associate dean, department chair, or program coordinator. Approval of courses not appearing on the course equivalency grid is made by the associate dean, department chair, or program coordinator of the department offering the course. Students are strongly advised to consult with their advisors prior to seeking permission to take a course at another institution to determine how the course applies to their degree audit.

The following guidelines apply:

  1. Students may take up to 3 courses at another institution. Lecture/laboratory courses count as one course.
  2. Courses may not be taken elsewhere during Fall and Spring semesters if they are being offered at Stevenson.
  3. If a course taken off-campus is going to be used to fulfill a SEE requirement, the course must be equivalent to the SEE-certified course at Stevenson.
  4. All major requirements must be taken at Stevenson University. When a major requirement also fulfills a SEE requirement, it may be taken outside of Stevenson provided other policy provisions are met.
  5. Because the curriculum is based on a special commitment to writing, all writing instruction and writing-intensive courses must be taken at Stevenson University.
  6. The last 30 credits must be taken at Stevenson University.*

*Note: students are permitted to participate in approved international and off-campus study programs in their last 30 credits.

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