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Transferring Bachelor's Completion Credits

Guide to transferring your credits toward a bachelor’s degree

Your earned credits, work experience, and military service may all be applied toward one of Saint Mary’s bachelor of science degree programs.

Join us for a Virtual Informational session about our Bachelor’s Completion programs.

Learn about our programs, the admissions process and how your credits will transfer. This informational session will be facilitated by our transfer counselors.

Unsure if you can make it? Sign up and we will send you a recording after the information session.

The Saint Mary’s Transfer Advantage

You need 120 credits to earn the bachelor of science degree, including a minimum of 30 credits from Saint Mary’s. The remaining general education credits can be completed at Saint Mary’s, or transferred from other sources.

  • Your past credits are always eligible – they never expire
  • Technical college credits are accepted
  • Transfer up to up to 90 credits (75% of your bachelor of science degree)
  • Transfer credits for prior learning
  • You can apply standardized tests such as CLEP or DSST toward your degree.
  • We accept military, industry, and business training via the American Council on Education (ACE) or PLA.

Plan Your Degree

Visit with a transfer counselor or submit your transcripts (unofficial is fine) at any time for a transfer of credit evaluation.

We’ll provide you with a personalized, preliminary degree plan for a seamless start at Saint Mary’s, including an estimate of how many credits will transfer toward your bachelor of science degree.

Community College Adult Transfer Scholarship

Do you have an associate degree? Whether you earned it last month or 30 years ago, you’re eligible for a $500 scholarship each semester (full time student) throughout your program — on top of your other awards!* Part time students are eligible for a $250 scholarship each semester.

How Do I Apply?

All you need to qualify is be a new student and to have an associate degree from a regionally accredited community or technical college. Ask us about eligible schools. Talk to a transfer counselor and they can start creating a personalized degree plan, giving you a credit estimate of where you are at currently — and what you have left to finish your bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary’s

*Scholarship applicants do not need to complete the FAFSA to qualify. The non-need based scholarship is financial aid that is not based on financial needs. Scholarship applicants are encouraged to complete the FAFSA to apply for other financial aid such as loans, grants, work-study, additional scholarships, and more.