Classified students are expected to complete their degree requirements at Saint Louis University, but a limited amount of advanced work taken elsewhere may be transferred, subject to specific university, college, school, or center restrictions. Students must initiate a petition and have an official transcript of the work proposed for transfer forwarded to their college, school, or center. The advisor and department make a recommendation on the petition form, and the final decision rests with the Associate Dean, Director for Graduate Education or Center Director of the particular college, school, or center. Such a petition will not receive consideration until students have completed a minimum of six credits toward their program.
Work completed elsewhere more than five years prior to the beginning of the current program will not be approved for transfer into the current program. For a course to qualify for transfer, the course must be applicable for inclusion in the advanced degree program and in the present discipline at the accredited institution where it was taken. The grade received must have been B (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher. Courses taken on a Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail basis will not be considered for transfer. The Office of the University Registrar documents final approvals of transfer of credit in the permanent record.