Transfer Credits

Students who have completed courses at other colleges or universities may be eligible to transfer credits towards degree completion at Chaminade University. Credits that can be applied towards degree completion at Chaminade University may be eligible for transfer credit. An evaluation of academic records is required to determine your transfer credit status.

2013-2014 Transfer Credit Policy

Credit courses earned at other colleges or universities, completed with a grade of "C" or better (2.00 - 4.00), not "C-", may be applied toward undergraduate degrees at Chaminade University under the following provisions.

Up to 90 semester hours of credit may be transferred toward baccalaureate degree. Up to 45 semester hours of credit may be transferred toward any associates degree. However, only credit necessary for the completion of the degree program selected by the student will be accepted for application to the degree. The college or university where credits were earned is accredited by the accrediting division of one of the following regional associations:

  • * Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • * New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • * North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • * Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • * Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • * Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Courses completed with a grade of "CR" or "P" is not transferable to Chaminade unless these grades are equivalent to a grade of C or better (2.00 - 4.00). Courses must have been completed within 10 years prior to the date of entry to Chaminade. Courses completed more than 10 years before enrollment to Chaminade may be accepted for general education requirements and electives after the student has satisfactorily completed 15 hours at Chaminade for an associate degree of 30 hours at Chaminade for a baccalaureate degree.

To satisfy the general education requirements in the sciences, however, transfer credits may not in any case be more than 15 years old. An advisor in that discipline must evaluate transfer credits over 10 years old intended to fulfill requirements in the major field of concentration.

Courses are appropriate and applicable to the program and degree sought at Chaminade. Courses were not of a remedial, technical, vocational, or professional nature. Exceptions to the above policy may be made on a course-by-course basis as follows: credit earned at institutions in foreign countries verified by a certified English translation of transcripts and those accredited by agencies other than the regional associations in the U.S. (listed above), may be validated by examination or by completion of at least 24 semester hours of advanced course work at Chaminade with a grade point average of 2.00 or better.

Note: Credit on transfer is recorded on the student's permanent record only after the completion of a semester and acceptance into a degree program at Chaminade.

Advanced Placement Tests

Applicants who have completed advanced work in secondary schools and who have taken the Advanced Placement Tests administered by the College Entrance Examination Board and scored three or higher on the test may apply for credit by submitting a request in writing to their Academic Advisor. A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be granted.

A link to the Chaminade University Degree Catalog discusses information in greater detail: