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Transfer Credit Policy from the Undergraduate Catalog


Undergraduate students from other accredited institutions may apply to St. Bonaventure University. Transfer students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. The following items need to be submitted for transferring:

1. Application for admission
2. High school records/GED
3. Official transcripts from all other institutions attended

Candidates for advanced standing should have satisfactorily completed college level courses at a university, college, junior college, or community college accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Foreign institutions must be recognized by the Ministry of Education in their home country. Credit may be awarded for coursework as recommended by the American Council on Education. No credits will be awarded for vocational or technical coursework. Transfer candidates are admitted to the University for both the fall and spring semesters and for summer sessions. Established GPA criteria for students seeking admission to the School of Education will be applied.

In all degree programs, the University requires students to complete Clare College requirements. Transfer students will be granted Clare course credit as follows for coursework taken prior to matriculation:

Students who have earned an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree will be considered to have satisfied the requirements of CLAR 103, 105, 110, 206, 208, and 209. In addition, students can transfer in an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science Degree within one semester of matriculation at St. Bonaventure University, and still waive the 18-hours of CLAR credits (103, 105, 110, 206, 208, and 209).

All decisions regarding transfer credit will be made by the Registrar, subject to the approval of the appropriate academic dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Please note that the above policy does not apply to matriculated students or those who seek readmission to SBU.

Quality points are not transferred, and hence, the cumulative index or grade point average for graduation is computed only on the basis of quality points earned at St. Bonaventure. A student must complete no fewer than 45 undergraduate credit hours at St. Bonaventure.



Passed by the Faculty Senate and signed by the President, April 2013
Revised Sept. 2013 by the Faculty Senate and signed by the President.