Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

General Education Program

Curriculum for Transfer Students

First-year students need to complete 13 courses/37 credit hours in general education (for more details see the Curriculum for First-Year Students). Students who transfer into the University with 30 credits or more (formal review of transcripts is required) may qualify for SXU's IAI/GECC Articulation Agreement (see below).

All transfer students must complete an orientation course, entitled the "Transfer Student Orientation" or ACSU 101, which is 0 credits and free. The orientation course covers such issues as SXU's Learning Management System which is used in all SXU courses (CANVAS), and tips for navigating SXU's portal, SXU's student support services, and the most important academic policies which impact transfer students. This course is scheduled throughout the year, and involves one, three-hour session or completion of an online tutorial.

For more information, please contact advising@sxu.edu.

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) Transfer Policy

Saint Xavier University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). 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 basin in terms of SXU General Education requirements.

Saint Xavier University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum (IAI/GECC) are required to take two further Mission Based courses in order to complete their general education requirements:

Course Credits
Philosophy 150: The Examined Life (3)
One religious studies course (3)

These courses must be taken at Saint Xavier University.