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Transferring Credits

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St. Ambrose accepts up to 90 credit hours from four-year colleges and universities and up to 60 credit hours from two-year or community colleges. Students who have earned an AA or AS (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) degree from a two-year college typically enter with junior status. The Records and Registration Office, along with your major department advisor, will determine which of your transfer credits fulfill general education requirements and major requirements.

Transfer agreements

Students transferring with an A.A. or A.S. will have completed our General Education program with the exception of the following:

  • Wellness Concepts (1 credit)
  • Foreign Language (0-6 credits depending on the amount of high school foreign language taken)
  • Theology (3 credits)
  • Philosophy (3 credits)

Academic standing

Freshman: 0-29 credits
Sophomore: 30-59 credits
Junior: 60-89 credits
Senior: 90 and more credits

 

AA/AS Degrees

Students who have earned an AA or AS (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) degree from a two-year college typically enter with 60 credit hours and junior status. Students who have earned an AAS (Associate of Applied Science) degree are encouraged to consider SAU's Bachelor of Applied Management Studies degree. In this program, students are able to transfer all 60 hours of an AAS degree. For more information, see the Course Catalog.