Transfer Credits | St. Lawrence University Academic Advising

Transfer Credits

In order to transfer credits from other colleges, you will need to request an official transcript from that school, which will send it to the Registrar's office at SLU, either as a paper copy or secure electronic document. Registrar’s office staff will then evaluate your transcript and send you a notification describing which credits were approved for transfer.   Please keep in mind that you must have earned a “C” or better in order for credit to transfer to SLU.

Matriculated St. Lawrence students may transfer up to eight units of approved credit from another college or university. Students who come here as transfer students may transfer up to seventeen approved units.

Courses that are 3 credit/semester hours at another institution transfer to St. Lawrence as .83 units. (This is because St. Lawrence courses have, normally, an additional thirty minutes of instructional time per week.) Students may transfer in a maximum of two such courses to St. Lawrence as one unit each. Courses that are 4 credit/semester hours transfer to St. Lawrence as 1.11 units.

Students planning on taking courses at other institutions (for example, during the summer or between semesters) must get approval for specific courses from the appropriate department chair in advance of taking the course. Students must earn at least a 2.0 (C) in the course to receive transfer credit. Grades do not transfer from other institutions. Questions regarding transfer credit should be addressed to the Associate Dean for Academic Advising.