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Advanced Standing

Transfer Credit From Other Accredited Institutions

A maximum of 6 credit hours may be accepted for transfer credit in the graduate education, nursing and speech-language pathology programs. A maximum of 9 credit hours may be accepted for transfer credit in the business and computer science graduate programs. For information about transfer credits in master's programs not mentioned, please contact the program director.

Acceptance of transfer credit is contingent upon the following:

  1. The hours were in graduate-level coursework at an appropriately accredited institution.
  2. The credit was earned with a grade of A or B.
  3. The course was taken no more than five years prior to the start of the Saint Xavier University graduate program for which the candidate is now applying.
  4. The course has been approved by the director of the program to which the student is applying. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the dean/graduate program director. While hours may transfer and be counted as either elective or equivalent credit, cumulative grade-point averages do not transfer between schools.

Once enrolled in a graduate program at Saint Xavier University, students are generally not permitted to take graduate courses at another institution. Students must petition the dean or program director for written permission to do so. Only grades of B or better are transferable; such credits are not considered in the computation of the cumulative grade-point average.

Acceptance of Saint Xavier University Credit

If a student takes graduate work at Saint Xavier University before admission, not more than four courses or 12 credit hours may be applied to degree requirements. The director of the appropriate graduate program will evaluate these courses in terms of applicability to the program. Courses completed five or more years prior to admission will not be accepted as partial fulfillment of the degree requirements in any graduate program.