Xavier gives credit for academic courses from regionally accredited institutions, earned CLEP credit, some military experience, the Ohio Police Officer's Training Academy, and other training programs, as recommended by the American Council on Education. Your advisor can walk you through the transfer process to help you get the most out of the credit you've received.

You may have completed AP, IB and college credit throughout your high school career, and if so, please make sure that those are sent directly to Xavier. AP scores must be sent directly from CollegeBoard and college credit must be sent on an official transcript from the college or university.

  1. The rank of advanced standing to which the student will be admitted will depend upon the quality and quantity of the work done in the other regionally accredited institution.
  2. Credit is given for all academic courses (except co-op and life experience) in which a grade of "C" or better has been received.
  3. The transfer credit, but not the grade is recorded on the students Xavier transcript.
  4. At least one-half of the course requirements of the major and the last 30 semester hours must be completed at Xavier University for all undergraduate degrees.
  5. At least 60 semester hours toward a bachelors degree must be earned in an accredited four-year institution.
  6. At least one-half of all business courses must be completed at Xavier University for business majors.
  7. A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for most four-year degrees (excluding business, which requires 125).
  8. A minimum of 60 semester hours is required for most two-year degrees (excluding business, which requires 65).
  9. Certain waivers or substitutions apply to students who transfer in 30 or more semester hours.
  10. Transfer credit from more than 10 years ago may not be applied to major or business core requirements. If the course pertains to the university core curriculum or general electives, it is usually accepted.
  11. Students who transfer in two credit hours of a three-hour requirement may have the third hour waived in most cases.

Please note that transfer policies are subject to change without notice. Please schedule an appointment with an admission counselor to discuss the most current policies regarding transferring to Xavier University.

Transfer Credit Equivalencies

For a list of transferable credits from other instituions, please consult our Transfer Equivalency System (TES).

PLEASE NOTE:  Certain institutions and courses may not appear in our database.  This does not mean that the courses will not transfer; only that they have not previously been presented for evaluation.  Xavier courses shown with the prefix ‘UNDE’ are used for courses that do not have an equivalent course at Xavier, but the credit is transferable as a general elective credit.  Transfer work evaluations are completed for admitted transfers and deposited freshman.  Official transcripts are required in order for the transfer credit evaluation to be completed.

  • Credit will be accepted for all college-level academic courses (except co-op and life experience) in which a grade of 'C' or better has been earned at institutions of higher education that are accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations.  Some majors require higher grades for the course work to count toward degree-requirements.
  • Credits from accepted courses from other institutions are transferred, but the grades do not transfer.
  • Current Xavier students must submit a completed Off-Campus Approval Form before taking course(s) at another institution.

If you have questions about transfer credit, please feel free to ask our counselors.

More Information for
Transfer Students

AP, IB and CLEP
Credit Information

Transfer Questions?

Xavier University                     Office of Admission
513-745-3301
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