Transfer Credit Evaluation
Transfer Credit Estimator
Create an account in our Transfer Credit Estimator for a free, unofficial estimate of how your credits apply to different Xavier programs.
- See how your earned credits may apply for up to 3 different Xavier degrees at a time.
- See how close you are to graduating with a Xavier degree.
- Access the Transfer Application Checklist.
As a transfer student, we know you have questions about how your previous courses will transfer to Xavier. Your admissions counselor, in collaboration with the registrar and academics, will assist you through the transfer credit equivalency process. Below is a list of transfer credit policies, as outlined in the Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.
Transfer Credit Policy
Any student who has successfully completed college-level course work at another institution of higher education must arrange to have an official transcript sent directly from each college/university attended to Xavier’s Office of Admission.
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 accrediting associations listed below:
• Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges
• Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
• Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
• New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
• Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
• Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
• WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
Xavier’s undergraduate colleges will accept course work successfully completed within the last ten years; credit over ten years old will not be accepted if the course in question belongs to the student’s major, minor, or, in the case of business students, pertains to the “business core.” Credits over ten years old which pertain to the undergraduate core curriculum or are general electives will usually be accepted.
The transfer credit, but not the grade, is recorded on the student’s transcript. The grades are not computed in the student’s Xavier grade-point average.
For a list of transferable credits 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. Final 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.
Application of Credit to Xavier Degrees (Degree Residency Requirement)
At least one-half of the course requirements of the major or minor and the last 30 semester hours must be completed at Xavier University for all undergraduate degrees. At least 60 semester hours toward a bachelor’s degree must be earned in accredited four-year institutions.
Earning Credit for Military or Other Professional Training
Students who have completed training courses through the armed forces or other professional training programs may be eligible to receive college credit for courses completed. The Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services, published by the American Council on Education, is used to determine what credit might be granted for military training. For courses completed through business and professional organizations, the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs, published by the American Council on Education, is used to determine what credit can be granted. To request credit for military or other professional training, students must submit transcripts or certificates of completion to the Office of Admission.
Earning Credit through Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Students who have successfully completed Advanced Placement courses and have taken the appropriate AP examinations may apply for college credit for this work. Xavier grants credit in a number of disciplines depending on the student’s score on the appropriate AP examination. Ordinarily, a score of “4” or better in an Advanced Placement (AP) examination will earn the student an advanced placement with credit in that discipline. To see how AP exams equate to Xavier credit, see Xavier's AP, IB and CLEP Credit website. Students must arrange to have official test scores sent to Xavier’s Office of Admission. Xavier’s school code is 1965.
Earning Credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Xavier University participates on a limited basis in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of The College Board. Students should contact the Office of Admission. To see how CLEP exams equate to Xavier credit, please see Xavier's AP, IB and CLEP Credit website.
Earning Credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Students who have successfully completed International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and have taken the appropriate Higher Level examinations may apply for college credit for this work. Xavier grants credit in a number of disciplines on an individual basis for the grades of 5, 6 and 7 earned in the IB higher level examinations. To see how IB exams equate to Xavier credit, please see Xavier's AP, IB and CLEP Credit website. Students must arrange to have official test scores sent to Xavier University. Xavier’s school code is 1965.