Marian University evaluates credit in transfer for courses completed at colleges and universities accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The award of transfer credit is based on faculty evaluation of the quality, comparability, and appropriateness of the learning experience provided through institutions and agencies other than Marian University. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the verification of credit awarded through faculty evaluation, existing articulation agreements, and other formal arrangements with higher learning institutions or agencies.

Transfer credit considerations include:

  1. the educational quality of the learning experience which the student transfers;
  2. the comparability of the nature, content, and level of the learning experience to that offered by Marian University; and
  3. the appropriateness and applicability of the learning experience to the programs offered by Marian University, in light of the student’s educational goals.

To be eligible for transfer, course credit must meet the following criteria:

  • The course must be completed with a passing grade, as defined by Marian University policy;
  • The course must be offered through a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education;
  • Courses, workshops and training programs offered by business, government, military and other non-collegiate agencies must be accredited by the American Council on Education (ACE);
  • The course credit must be documented on an official transcript; and
  • The course credit must have been earned no more than ten years prior.

Graduate Credit transfer

Students can transfer up to 9 credits into the graduate program. We individually review each potentially transferable course for equivalence and appropriateness and courses much be less than seven (7) years old. Request to transfer credits must be made at the time of application for admission to the program. Applicants requesting graduate coursework earned prior to admission to Marian must report credits on the application for admission and documented by means of an official transcript requested by the student from the registrar of the institution previously attended.

Undergraduate credit transfer

Marian University generally accepts course credits earned at regionally or nationally accredited institutions or candidates for accreditation, if the undergraduate grades are C- or above or if the graduate grades are B or above. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred into Marian University for undergraduate programs. Courses are evaluated on the basis of equivalent course offerings at Marian University and, if accepted, may be counted toward meeting graduation and degree requirements. College Deans, department chairs, program directors, or faculty shall determine those courses that meet major requirements.

Transferred courses are not included in the Marian University grade point average calculation.

Students who have earned credit for courses completed at colleges and universities that are not accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by CHEA may petition the Office of the Registrar to conduct a transfer evaluation of those credits according to Marian University policy.

For more information regarding transfer credit evaluation, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 920.923.7618.