Transfer credits are accepted by St. Edward’s under the following policies:
Quarter Hour Transfer Conversion Chart. Use the chart to convert quarter hour credit to semester hour credit.
Transfer Credit Equivalency Guides. The Equivalency Guides include information for Austin Community College, Houston Community College, Lone Star College and San Jacinto College.
A partnership between Austin Community College and St. Edward’s University allows eligible transfer students to complete their ACC associate degree through a process called reverse transfer. For more information, visit the Austin Community College Reverse Transfer site.
Transfer credits may be accepted by St. Edward’s only if they were earned in a college or university that has been accredited by one of the following recognized regional accrediting commissions:
Before registering for any credit-generating course(s) offered at an institution other than St. Edward’s, a student must obtain and complete a Request to Take Courses Off Campus Form and submit it to his or her academic advisor. Prior to the student’s enrollment at another institution, the form must list the specific courses to be taken and the St. Edward’s equivalents, have the appropriate signatures attached and be on file with each of the following:
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that these requirements are fulfilled. Credit may not be retroactively accepted if the student fails to complete this process or enrolls in courses other than those approved by the advisor/dean.
St. Edward’s University will accept credits earned through the USAFI or DANTES program and will grant credit for military educational experiences in accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education.
It is possible for students enrolled at St. Edward’s University to earn credit by examination through several external programs. The university participates in the Advanced Placement Program and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), both of which are administered by the College Entrance Examination Board; Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES), a program made available by the Educational Testing Service (ETS); and the ACT Proficiency Examination Program (PEP). In addition, credit may be available to graduates of the International Baccalaureate Program (IB). For information, consult the associate vice president for Academic Affairs, the Office of Admission or Academic Counseling and Exploration. For specific information regarding AP and CLEP credit at St. Edward’s, visit the Academic Affairs Credit by Exam and Placement webpage.
Students with unusually thorough high school preparation or significant work experience are encouraged to earn credit by challenging courses offered by the university. In this way, a student’s progress toward a degree may be accelerated. A maximum of 15 hours of challenge credit may be counted. Procedures for challenging a course are found in the Student Handbook. Each school determines which of its courses are open to challenge. Only currently enrolled students are eligible for challenge exams.
Credit granted by examination is applicable to a St. Edward’s University degree program but may not necessarily be transferable to another institution. Examination credit counts in neither the residence hours nor honors calculations. It is necessary to make arrangements to complete all CLEP, DANTES, PEP and challenge examinations prior to certification for graduation. Test scores may take up to six weeks to arrive.
All examination scores must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by:
All examination credit appears on the transcript as CR and does not affect the GPA in any way.
St. Edward’s recognizes the IB and awards credit for higher-level courses of 5 or better. All IB work is subject to evaluation by the associate vice president for Academic Affairs or by school deans. No credit is given for subsidiary-level courses. Students will be granted credit on an individual, course-by-course basis.
Credit may be granted to students earning qualifying scores on Advanced Level General Certificate of Education (A-Level) exams; however, Ordinary Level General Certificate of Education (O-Level) exams are not eligible for credit. Credit will be granted for GCE A-Level or AS-Level (Subsidiary) exam grades of C or better. A-Level exams will be granted a maximum of 6–8 credits per exam, while AS-Level exams will be granted a maximum of 3–4 credits per exam; not to exceed a maximum of 32 total credits. Equivalencies for exam credit will be granted on a course-by-course basis.
Credit may be granted for French Baccalaureate courses with a coefficient of 4 or higher. Within this level of courses, examination scores of 13 or higher may earn a maximum of 6–8 credits per exam not to exceed a maximum of 32 total credits. Equivalencies for exam credit will be granted on a course-by-course basis.
Credit may be granted to students earning qualifying scores on the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). Credit will be granted for scores of I, II or III. For each eligible exam, a maximum of 6–8 credits will be granted, not to exceed a maximum of 32 total credits. Equivalencies for exam credit will be granted on a course-by-course basis.