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Degree Completion Education


General Information

Saint Xavier University offers the following transfer degree completion programs:

The curriculum for these programs is structured in an accelerated and/or traditional instructional format and is designed for busy professionals who have either earned an associate's degree or its equivalent, have prior college credit and are eager to continue their education.

Saint Xavier University is committed to providing adult learners with high-quality educational programs that foster personal and professional growth and development while accommodating demanding lifestyles. A variety of opportunities are available for adults establishing a new career, completing a degree or enriching personal/professional development skills. There is flexible scheduling that includes traditional classroom learning, fully online courses and hybrid courses that include both classroom and web-facilitated learning.

Degree Completion Transfer Policy

All transfer students must take ACSU 101: Transfer Student Orientation. This one-time orientation meeting requires no cost and carries zero (0) credit hours. This is a graduation requirement for transfer students.

Transfer students with fewer than 30 hours:

All requirements of the general education curriculum.

Transfer students with more than 30 hours:

Students who have completed the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI/GECC) requirements (37-41 hours) must take the following additional mission based courses at SXU in order to fulfill their general education requirements:

  • Philosophy 150: The Examined Life
  • One religious studies course

Students have the opportunity to qualify for SXU's IAI/GECC Articulation Agreement as long as the majority of the general education core has been met prior to transferring. Any remaining general education courses may be taken from Saint Xavier University. All other transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis in terms of SXU general education requirements.

Credit for Prior Learning

Saint Xavier University recognizes that education can occur outside the classroom environment through work or personal experience. Students acquiring knowledge within a particular subject area other than formal college classes, such as job skills, military experiences, certifications, travel and personal, may contact an advisor to learn more about obtaining credits. Check out the Credit for Prior Learning web page for more details.