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Transferring Students

At Stevenson University Online, our goal is to make the process of transferring credits as smooth as possible. We understand our students come to Stevenson University Online with a variety of experiences and backgrounds which has enabled us to become experts at guiding them through the transfer process. Students are eligible to transfer credits in a variety of avenues with Stevenson University Online.

Transfer of Undergraduate Process

  • Admitted students who have earned college credit in the United States and submitted official transcripts from all previous institutions, will have their transfer credit evaluation completed within 7-10 business days following acceptance.
  • Students will be notified that the evaluation is completed by the Stevenson University Online Admissions Office via email, and will receive a copy of the evaluation upon meeting with their Student Success Coach.
  • 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 Academic Evaluator.
  • Please note that a student’s evaluation is preliminary and ongoing. It is the applicant’s/student’s responsibility to submit additional official transcripts as external coursework is completed.
  • An appointment will be set up with the Student Success Coach, who will review the degree audit and transcript evaluation.
  • Types of Transfer Credits
    Community College Credits

    Students may transfer up to 70 credits from a regionally accredited community college.
    Through our partnership program, graduates from partnered intuitions are eligible to earn a bachelor’s degree at a preferred-tuition reduction. Visit our Community College Partnership page for more information. 

    Four-year University and College Credits

    Students may transfer up to 90 credits from a regionally accredited four-year institution.

    International Credits

    All credits must be evaluated by World Education Services. Visit our Admissions Requirements page for more information. Students seeking an F-1 Visa are not eligible for admission to Stevenson's adult undergraduate and graduate programs.

    Credit for Military Experience 

    Stevenson University Online accepts American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations on military transcripts.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Undergraduate students can earn credit for what they have learned through their previous work and life experiences. Stevenson University accepts CLEP and DSST credits with a copy of the official score. Visit our Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.  

  • RN Transfers
    Stevenson University Online Articulated College Transfer (SUO ACT)

    Effective Spring 2017, RN to BS or RN to MS students who have earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) may be awarded up to 21 credits towards general education requirements and electives.

    Eligible students must send an official transcript to verify that an associate’s degree has been earned in order to be awarded credits through SUO ACT.

    SUO ACT satisfies the following courses within Stevenson University Online’s RN to BS and RN to MS options:

    • ENG 152 Writing About Literature 
    • Fine Arts
    • Three Humanities Courses
    • Two electives

    Diploma students do not qualify for SUO ACT, students are required to have earned an associate’s degree.

    For additional questions about Stevenson University Online RN to BS or RN to MS transfer credits, please contact Ruth Berenson at or call 443-341-9878.

  • Transfer FAQs

    How many transfer credits does Stevenson University Online accept?
    Up to 90 credits from regionally accredited four-year institutions and up to 70 from regionally accredited community colleges.

    What are the transfer requirements?
    Students must have earned a “C” or higher for credit to be accepted. All courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution.

    Will credits be accepted from an institution that is not regionally accredited? 
    The transferability of credits from an institution that is not accredited by a regional accreditation agency may be considered upon receipt of a course description and course syllabus that demonstrates equivalency regarding course information and learning outcomes.

    Is it possible to earn credit for work experience?
    Yes. Through our Credit for Prior Learning options, undergraduate students are eligible to submit a Portfolio or participate in Challenge Exams in order to earn credit for work experience. Visit our Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

    Is it possible to see how my credits transfer before I apply?
    Students can receive an unofficial transcript evaluation prior to the their acceptance into Stevenson University Online. Students will need to work with an Enrollment Counselor and submit their official or unofficial transcript(s) from all institutions previously attended.

    What is the difference between an official transfer credit evaluation and an unofficial credit evaluation?
    Unofficial transcript evaluations completed by Enrollment Counselors are subject to change and are used only as guidelines for students. Upon a students’ acceptance into a Stevenson University Online program, an Academic Evaluator will complete the official transcript evaluation. Student degrees plans are based on the official evaluation.

    Will Stevenson University Online accept older credits?
    Yes, there is no expiration date for transfer credits.

    Does Stevenson University Online accept AP scores?
    Yes, students must have earned a four or higher and will need to submit their official results.

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