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Transfer Credit Center

The Transfer Credit Center is your source of information on how your credits may transfer to Stevenson as well as a tool to help you plan for the completion of your degree at Stevenson.

  • Course Equivalencies

    Course Equivalencies

    Stevenson University Course Equivalency Database

    The Course Equivalency Database is a history of all courses evaluated by Stevenson University to date. Some of these courses from the sending institution and from SU may be inactive, discontinued, renamed, and/or renumbered. Although the database is as accurate and current as possible, the University retains the right to make corrections and revisions at any time. New courses are continually added after evaluation. If you have questions regarding the database, please contact the Registrar's Office.

  • Credit by Examination

    Credit by Examination

    AP and IB

    Visit our AP and IB Courses website to learn about the SU policy on the acceptance of AP and IB test credits.

    Departmental Challenge Exams

    The content of departmental examinations is determined by the academic division chair. Students must qualify to take exams by demonstrating that they have substantial experience and expertise in the subject area.

    College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    CLEP, a program of the College Entrance Examination Board, is a nationwide system of credit-by-examination. The University grants credit to SU students earning Stevenson University designated passing scores on CLEP exams. Information about CLEP testing sites can be obtained on the CLEP website.



    ARTSYS is an online service that allows Maryland community college students to check course equivalencies and follow recommended transfer programs for ease in transferring to most Maryland four-year institutions. The service is available to at no cost and without a password requirement. You and your Maryland community college advisor are encouraged to use this helpful resource.

    Please note that every effort is made to keep this website as accurate and current as possible. However, Stevenson University retains the right to make corrections and revisions at any time. ARTSYS is best used as an unofficial guideline. Any questions regarding SU Course Equivalencies and SU Recommended Transfer Programs should be addressed to the University's Registrar's Office.

    Determining Course Equivalencies at Stevenson University

    1. Go to ARTSYS.
    2. Choose "Course Equivalencies."
    3. Under "Transfer from Institutions," use the dropdown menu to select your community college. Under "Transfer to Institutions," select "Stevenson University" and click "Submit."
    4. Enter the course prefix and number at your community college to determine if it transfers to Stevenson. (If you or your community college advisor believe that a non-transferable course could possibly be equivalent to a SU course, or if the equivalent does not appear to be correct, please contact the SU Registrar's Office.)
    5. Note that even if a course transfers to Stevenson, it may or may not apply to your chosen degree program.

    Using Recommended Transfer Programs for Stevenson University

    1. Go to ARTSYS.
    2. Choose "Recommended Transfer Programs."
    3. Under "Transfer from Institutions," use the dropdown menu to select your community college. Under "Transfer to Institutions", select "Stevenson University" and click "Submit."
    4. Enter your major, i.e., "Accounting," or click "Next" for the entire list of Recommended Transfer Programs (RTPs) at SU. You can look at the Sender list (your community college course numbers) and the Receiver side (Stevenson's course numbers).
    5. RTPs should be used as guidelines only. You and your advisor are encouraged to contact the SU Registrar's Office to determine if any changes in the recommended course lists have occurred.

    ARTSYS provides additional menu selections, such as Transcript Evaluations, Keyword Search, and Search for Majors. You can click the "Help" icon on each page for assistance. For more information about ARTSYS, a tutorial is available on its Main Menu.

  • Policy

    Transfer Credit Policy

    A student desiring transfer from another college and admittance to a degree program at Stevenson University must submit official transcripts of all previous college records. SU will accept a maximum of 70 transfer credits from a regionally accredited community college and 90 credits from a regionally accredited four-year institution. The last 30 credits must be taken at Stevenson University. The courses and credits completed with a grade of "C" or better at other regionally accredited institutions are transferable to Stevenson.

    The transferability of credits from an institution that is not accredited by a regional accreditation agency may be considered if the student provides documentation that demonstrates equivalency regarding course information, equivalencies, and learning outcomes. All transferable courses must be comparable to courses offered at SU. Classes that do not transfer include developmental/remedial, personal development, and orientation courses. Regardless of the number of transfer credits accepted, students must still complete the academic program requirements as shown in the Catalog.

    For information about transferring credits from a non-United States academic institution, please refer to the International Students page.

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