Transfer Credit Evaluation

Sacred Heart University has a very liberal credit transfer policy. A maximum of sixty-six (66) credits may be applied to a baccalaureate degree from a two-year college and a maximum of ninety (90) credits may be applied from a four-year college or university. The overall number of courses needed for a degree may exceed 120 credits. (124 credits are required for the nursing program.) 

We will accept all credits of an associate degree provided that courses carry a grade of C or higher; however, the number of courses which apply to a particular program will determine the number of credits and courses needed to be taken at SHU. We reserve the right to require students to repeat transferred courses if it is deemed necessary for success in requisite courses.  SHU has transfer agreements with many community colleges.  These agreements list courses that meet Sacred Heart University general education categories and other core requirements, SHU course equivalents, and all transferable courses.  View a list of participating community colleges.

International Transfer students with college credits from an institution outside of the United States are asked to provide copies of the WES evaluation in order to determine the most appropriate transfer credit to your program at SHU.

Evaluation of courses is based on several factors:

  • Courses are compared as they relate in depth and content to those offered at SHU 
  • Courses with grades lower than C will not transfer 
  • Courses must have been taken at an accredited institution
  • Courses deemed remedial and Physical Education or English as a Second Language courses shall not be given credit

Your credit evaluation will be completed by our Registrars Office after you are accepted to the University.  These credits will be put on your official transcript once you register.