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Transfer up to 90 credits

Apply to St. Ambrose University

Transfer up to 90 credits

St. Ambrose accepts up to 90 credit hours from four-year colleges and universities and up to 64 credit hours from two-year or community colleges.

Students who have earned an AA or AS (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) degree from a two-year college typically enter with junior status. The Office of the Registrar, along with your major department advisor, will determine which of your transfer credits fulfill general education requirements and major requirements.

Students transferring with an AA or AS will have completed our General Education program with the exception of the following:

  • Wellness Concepts (1 credit)
  • Foreign Language (0-6 credits depending on the amount of high school foreign language taken)
  • Theology (3 credits)
  • Philosophy (3 credits)

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Credit Requirements

Full Admission as a Transfer

Transfer students are eligible for admission to St. Ambrose University if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed 12 college transferable credits of academic work from a fully accredited institution of higher education.
  • Maintained a 2.0 grade point average or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Students must submit transcripts of all prior work at higher education levels. With less than 12 transferable semester credits of college work, admission will be based on high school GPA.

Depending on the number of credits you already have earned, the following table tells you what your incoming rank at St. Ambrose would be:

Freshman: 0-29 credits
Sophomore: 30-59 credits
Junior: 60-89 credits
Senior: 90 and more credits

Coming to SAU with an associate's degree

If you already have earned an AA or AS (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) degree from a two-year college, you typically would enter St. Ambrose with 60 credit hours and junior status.

If you've earned an AAS (Associate of Applied Science) degree, consider our Bachelor of Applied Management Studies degree. In this program, students are able to transfer all 60 hours of an AAS degree. For more information, see the Course Catalog.

Read about our transfer agreements and course equivalency information 

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