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Transfer Credit Policy

Upon acceptance to the University, the academic Dean will perform the final transcript evaluation and determine credit transfer. Credit evaluations will not be completed prior to acceptance to St. John’s University. 

ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

The general University policy for students requesting transfer from other colleges or universities is stipulated in the Admission section of the bulletin. Students accepted by the College will receive an evaluation of their transfer record listing the courses applicable to their program of study at St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Only courses with grades of C or better will be considered for transfer. Transfer students must contact Transfer Student Services at 718-990-3371 to schedule an interview to plan their academic program.

All external transfer applicants to St. John’s College who have been awarded an A.A. or A.S. degree will fulfill the requirements for their baccalaureate in St. John’s College after successfully completing a minimum of an additional 64 semester hours, including a) six semester hours in Philosophy and six semester hours in Theology, and b) the requirements for the selected major concentration. The remainder of the student’s program is determined under the guidance of an assigned advisor. All external transfer students seeking admission to the B.A. degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Credits may be accepted for transfer if it was earned at a college/university that is accredited by a regional accrediting organization (e.g., Middle States Commission on Higher Education) or if it was earned at a college/university-level institution of a type traditionally accredited by some other type of agency (e.g., In New York State, the Board of Regents). Students with credits from other countries will be asked to provide a World Education Service evaluation before transfer credits are awarded.

THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 

The general University policy of students requesting transfer from other colleges and universities is stipulated in the Admissions section of St. John’s University undergraduate bulletin. Students accepted by The School of Education will receive an evaluation of their transfer record listing the courses applicable to their program of study at St. John’s University. Only courses with grades of C or better will be considered for transfer. Accepted students to The School of Education will be notified of their acceptance by the office of Transfer Student Services in order to schedule an advisement appointment to review their approved transfer credits and academic program per the dean. 

  • ​Credit may be accepted for transfer if it was earned at a college/university  that is accredited by a regional accrediting organization (e.g., Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) or if it was earned at a college/university-level institution traditionally accredited by some other type of agency (e.g., in New York State, the Board of Regents). International Students or students with credits from another country will need to provide a foreign credential evaluation. An official course-by-course evaluation may be requested through these two approved agencies: Word Evaluation Services (www.wes.org) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org).
  • All external transfer applicants to The School of Education who have been awarded an A.A. or A.S degree will fulfill the requirements for their baccalaureate in The School of Education after successfully completing all requirements for their major including
    • a) six semester hours in Philosophy and six semester hours in Theology; and
    • b) the requirements fortheir selected concentration. The remainder of the students program is determined under the guidance of an assigned advisor. 
  • ​All external transfer students seeking admission to The School of Education must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. 

THE PETER J. TOBIN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

  • Credit may be considered for transfer if it was earned at a college/university that is accredited by a regional accrediting organization (e.g. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools). Students with credit from other countries will be asked to provide a World Education Service evaluation before credits are reviewed. Only courses with grades of C or better will be considered for transfer.
  • ​Students planning to take their first two years of work at a junior college are advised to take a majority of their work in the arts and sciences, including macro- and micro-economics and a strong background in mathematics. Students who have not completed pre-calculus or calculus prior to enrollment may be required to take a math placement test to determine their level of mathematic proficiency; additional math courses may be needed. Transfer students should take only those business courses that are offered freshman- and sophomore- level courses in the Tobin College of Business. These lower division courses are numbered 1301 through 2399.  
  • A limited number of courses that are offered as upper-division work in the Tobin College of Business may be considered for transfer credit  from another four-year, AACSB accredited school.
  • No remedial work will be accepted for transfer.

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Transfer applicants are admitted to the Pharm.D. on a space-available basis only.  Transfer students upon admission, will have freshman standing regardless of the number of transfer credits (in special circumstances, exceptions may apply).  Because of the extremely competitive entrance requirements and high retention rate, this program rarely admits transfer applicants (internal or external) Selected Transfer applicants must complete an in-person interview. A student transferring from another college or university must present the following:

  1. A statement of honorable withdrawal.
  2. An official transcript of high school and college records.
  3. A marked copy of the catalog of the college or university attending showing courses for which credits are sought.

Transfer students must meet University requirements in the areas of Philosophy and Theology.

Candidates for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program, Physician Assistant Program, Radiologic Sciences Program, and Toxicology Program must meet the University requirements for Admission to Advanced Standing. Credit for comparable courses in the pre-professional sequence will be granted. No credit is allowed for professional courses taken in other than an affiliated institution.

COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

The general university policy for students requesting transfer from other colleges and universities is stipulated in the Admissions section of this bulletin. Students accepted by the College of Professional Studies will receive an evaluation of their transfer record listing the courses applicable to their requested program of study.
 
Basis for Awarding Credit from American Institutions
To be considered for possible credit, coursework should:

  • ​Be offered through an accredited institution listed on U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/)
  • ​Contain subject matter that is compatible to subject mattered offered through St. John’s University
  • ​Be completed successfully with a grade of C or better (or equivalent) without an associate’s degree from the outside institution or a grade of D or better with an A.A, A.S. or A.O.S.  conferred by the outside institution
  • Be applicable to the requested degree of study at St. John’s University

Basis for Awarding Credit from Foreign Institutions
For credit from foreign institutions, students are requested to provide a World Education Service (WES) evaluation or a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) evaluation before transfer credits will be awarded.
 
Maximum Amount of Transfer Credit Applied
Below are the maximum credit totals for transfer credits applied to the programs offered through the College of Professional Studies:

  • For Associate Degrees: CPS will apply up to 30 transfer credits to A. A. and A.S degrees.
  • ​For Bachelor Degrees: CPS will apply up to 96 transfer credits to B A. and B.S degrees. Of these 96 credits, a maximum of 72 credits can be from a two year institution (community college, junior college etc.). 

Course Waivers for Transfer Students:
The College of Professional Studies will honor the following course waivers for transfer students.  Please note:  these are not credit waivers.  Students must fulfill all credit requirements by completing general electives in place of the waived courses.

  • ​For students who have not completed an associate’s degree at an outside institution, DNY 1000C (Discover New York) will be waived. Transfer students must complete 3 additional credits in general electives to fulfill the required amount of credits for this course.
  • ​For students who have completed an A.A., A.S. or A.O.S degree at an outside institution, the following four courses will be waived:
  • DNY 1000C (Discover New York)
  • PHI 3000C ( Metaphysics)
  • PHI 1020 series elective (Ethics elective)
  • THE 1040 series elective (Moral elective)

Transfer students with associate’s degrees must complete 12 additional credits in general electives to fulfill the required amount of credits for these courses.