Transfer Students

Continue your education without missing a beat!

Have you earned an associates degree? Some college credits but no degree? We can help you reach that next level. The University of St. Francis accepts college credit from accredited two-year and four-year institutions and from military training.

Scholarships are available to transfer students. We’ll work with you  to ensure you have a smooth and efficient transition to the program of your choice. Click this link for help right now.

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Transferring your previous college credits to the University of St. Francis

Even if you didn’t finish a degree, your hard earned credits at other schools can help you at USF. Transferring credit to USF will help you make faster progress toward your degree. We will use transcripts from every university or military service you earned credits from, whether you graduated or not, but not all credits are guaranteed to transfer. The USF Advising Center evaluates your coursework from other colleges and universities using these guidelines:

  • USF will only accept course credits institutions that are accredited, or are in candidacy status, by a recognized regional accrediting association. We cannot accept credits from non-accredited schools.
  • Transferring from a community college: A maximum of 70 semester hours will transfer toward the bachelor’s degree from a community college. (Exceptions: Nursing – R.N. to BSN Degree Completion, B.S. in Business Administration, and Health Care Leadership programs accept a maximum of 90 semester hours.)
  • Transferring from another university: A maximum of 96 semester hours will transfer toward the bachelor’s degree from a bachelor’s degree granting institution OR a combination of semester hours from the bachelor’s degree institution and a community college.
  • Minimum grade to transfer: Courses with less than a “C-” grade in your major, or major supportive requirements, are not acceptable.
  • General Education and elective courses with less than a “C-” grade are not acceptable unless the student is certified as having completed the IAI (Illinois Articulation General Education Curriculum), which became effective for students beginning their college studies the Summer 1998 (or thereafter) as degree seeking candidates.
  • Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, DANTES, prior learning portfolio, and other proficiency credits evaluated by the previous accredited institution, will require a reevaluation by the Advising Center. You must turn in the official documentation from each credit granting organization.
  • Developmental or pre-college courses are not acceptable for transfer to USF.
  • The Seven-Year Rule: Teacher Education courses must have been taken within the last seven years for transfer to Teacher Education programs.
  • All other transfer courses completed more than seven years prior to acceptance must be reviewed by the individual college to determine if the course applies to the student’s major, minor, or concentration. Undergraduate students must petition for this review through the Advising Center.
  • Starting fresh as a transfer student at USF: Transfer course grades are not computed into your GPA at the University of St. Francis.

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