Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree by earning credit for work you've already done.

Saint Leo University recognizes transfer credits only from regionally accredited degree-granting institutions as listed in the American Council on Education's Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education. Regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation a college or university can obtain, and is recognized throughout the U.S.

Saint Leo University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accreditors of the United States.

If you are applying to a Saint Leo University online program, it is important you are aware of the accreditation of the postsecondary education institutions you attended, as some colleges, junior colleges, and technical schools may have national rather than regional accreditation.


Credit Transfer Policies

Associate of Arts

If you have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution, you may transfer as many as 64 credits.

All Other Undergraduate Degrees and Course Credits

Your credits will be evaluated by the Saint Leo Registrar on a course-by-course basis if you have credits from a regionally accredited institution, or an associate's degree other than an Associate of Arts (e.g. Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate in General Studies, Associate in Business, or other associate degree).

Community College Students

Saint Leo University holds articulation agreements with more than 40 community colleges throughout the U.S. This formal agreement allows credit from these community college to translate directly into credit for Saint Leo University courses.

All Graduate Degrees

Your credits will be evaluated by the Saint Leo Registrar Graduate Program Offices for each program on a course-by-course basis if you have credits from a regionally accredited institution earned at the graduate level with a grade of B or better, up to 6 credits for most programs and 9 credits for MSW 2 or 3 year programs.


Credit Transfer Process

While following the standard undergraduate or graduate application procedure, you must submit a Transcript Release Form for each regionally accredited college or university you attended or in which you were enrolled. The Registrar will evaluate your undergraduate transcripts for undergraduate applicants to determine the number of credits you may transfer. The Graduate Program Offices for each program will evaluate your graduate transcripts for graduate applicants to determine the number of credits you may transfer.