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There are many resources to help you complete a bachelor’s degree at Stevenson.

Stevenson is committed to helping transfer students minimize credit loss and complete their degree at Stevenson in as little time as possible. The Registrar’s Office facilitates the evaluation of credit for students who have earned college credit from another institution or successfully completed Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), CLEP, and/or A/AS level examinations.

Transfer students must submit official transcripts of all previous college records to Stevenson.

Admitted students who have earned college credit in the United States and submitted official transcripts will receive their transfer credit evaluation with their letter or admission and may access their full degree audit online through their WebXpress account. Please note that a student’s evaluation is preliminary and ongoing. Students should submit additional official transcripts as additional coursework is completed before transfer

Credits will be evaluated using the following guidelines:

  • If you enter Stevenson with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. degree from a community college in Maryland, you will have met all of Stevenson’s general education requirements. (A second composition course is required if you haven’t already taken an equivalent course at your community college). General education block transfer is of great value because it allows you to focus on coursework in your major once you get to Stevenson, provides you with more flexibility in course scheduling, and helps ensure timely completion of your bachelor’s degree. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss how this block transfer option could benefit you.
     
  • Stevenson maintains numerous articulation agreements with local community colleges to maximize the number of transfer credits that will be accepted, and the Registrar’s Office uses these agreements to evaluate transcripts.
     
  • Stevenson University will accept a up to 70 credits from 2-year institutions.
     
  • Up to 90 credits can be applied to degree requirements from a combination of 2-year institutions, 4-year institutions, and non-direct classroom instruction (including CLEP, AP, and other nationally recognized standardized examination scores).
     
  • Program courses and credits completed with a grade of "C" or better and general education credits completed with a grade of “D” or better at regionally-accredited institutions are transferable to Stevenson, although developmental/remedial, personal development, and orientation courses do not transfer.
     
  • Students must earn a minimum of 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree; least 30 of these credits must be completed at Stevenson.
     
  • Regardless of the number of transfer credits accepted, students must complete the academic program requirements as shown in the Catalog.


NOTE: 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, and learning outcomes.

For information about transferring credits from a non-United States academic institution, please refer to the International Students page. If a student has credit from overseas institutions and has submitted WES documentation of this coursework, this process is dependent on the receipt of the WES evaluation by the Registrar’s Office.